500 delegates to attend Convergence Summit
Amman, May 15, 2012
More than 500 senior executives will attend the Arab Advisors Group’s 9th Convergence Summit to deliberate market trends and growth strategies in the Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT) space, including cloud-based services and revenue models.
The summit, being held under the royal patronage of Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan, president of El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society, will take place in Amman on May 22 and 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
The summit comes as mobile broadband and broadband-enabled high performance handsets experience increasing adoption in the Arab World’s mobile markets, redefining and expanding the industry, according to regional research house and summit organiser Arab Advisors Group.
Princess Sumaya will address the summit at the opening ceremony.
“The industry is undergoing transformational changes, probably the largest since the invention of mobile telephony, coinciding with a prolonged economic downturn. This calls for a right angle turn in the way we operate in order to energise the engine for the next wave of growth. We are glad to be sponsoring the Arab Advisors Group Summit in Amman and trust that the discussions will be as always insightful and constructive,” said Ghassan Hasbani, CEO of STC International.
Saudi Telecom company (STC) is the main sponsor of the summit, which has also received support and sponsorships from Motorola, Orange, Umniah, Qualcomm, Zain and Ericsson.
“Convergence dynamics and the rise of cloud-based services are markedly impacting the regional TMT landscape. Startups are mushrooming in many Arab markets to leverage the new opportunities. We are pleased to have availed some regional startups a voice at the summit and thank our sponsors and speakers for their continued support,” said Jawad Jalal Abbassi, founder and general manager of Arab Advisors Group.
About 25 global and regional companies are exhibiting at the event, including France 24, Yahlive and Deutsche Welle.
Over the summit’s two days, delegates will interact with an impressive array of 45 speakers that includes presidents, CEOs and top executives of global and regional firms.
As part of its vision to advance the knowledge and technology industries in the Arab World, the Arab Advisors Group has waived the delegate fees for telecom and broadcast operators. – TradeArabia News Service
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