TMT conference to focus on wireless technologies
Doha, March 5, 2009
The TMT Finance and Investment conference will explore wireless and other technologies as well as strategies for expansion, sources revealed today (March 5).
The TMT Finance and Investment Middle East conference entitled ‘Defining the future of telecom in the Middle East’ will take place in Doha at the Sharq Resort Hotel on March 18 and 19.
Qualcomm, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies products and services, has been announced as the signature sponsor of the seminar.
'The TMT Finance and Investment conference in Doha offers an outstanding platform for dialogue with some of the leading players driving the region’s economic development,” said Jihad Srage, vice president of Qualcomm Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
“The Middle East is among the world’s fastest growing regions for mobile wireless services, which presents opportunities both for mobile operators and for financiers considering investments in this market,” he added.
“The TMT Finance Conference is a great venue for exploring wireless services and other technology trends, and Qualcomm is pleased to sponsor the event.”
The event will feature a keynote address by patron Qatar Telecom’s (Qtel) chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, and a leadership panel chaired by Ghassan Hasbani, vice president, Booz & Co, which includes CEOs from the leading telecom operators from the region.
The executives will discuss the changing structure of the telecom industry and their strategies for regional and global expansion in emerging and developed markets.
“We are delighted to welcome Qualcomm onto the programme and add Jihad Srage’s expertise and insight to the future of wireless session,” said Dominic Lowndes, director, TMT Group at BroadGroup.
“Qualcomm continues to lead the way with new cutting-edge wireless technologies and services and this is absolutely vital for operators to maintain their high growth levels in the Middle East and surrounding regions.”
The conference will also feature an awards ceremony on March 18 to honour the outstanding achievers in the TMT and finance sector in 2008-2009. – TradeArabia News Service