Qatar set for biggest ICT event
Doha, May 22, 2014
More than 100 international ICT companies will be taking part in the upcoming Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition (Qitcom 2014) in Doha.
Announcing the details, Rinal Chaaban, Qitcom manager, said: "Several Qatari and international high- profile ICT experts are participating this year as keynote speakers and discussion panelists, presenting case studies about the current ICT sector’s framework, projected growth, and available opportunities in the Qatari market."
Discussions will also cover the ongoing construction and infrastructure projects in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and ICT Strategy 2015, she stated.
According to her, more than 11,000 visitors are expected to show up at the Qatar’s largest ICT event which runs from May 26 to 28.
On the significance of the event, Chaaban said: “There are so many factors paving the way for major regional and global ICT companies to take part and benefit from the numerous promising opportunities the Qatari market is offering, as Qitcom 2014 will open up unlimited possibilities for participants and visitors alike to establish the kind of projects that have the ability keep pace with the knowledge revival Qatar is witnessing."
Hussain Sulatt, the chairman of ictQatar’s Qitcom steering committee, said the event comes as part of the Ministry of Information’s efforts to support Qatar’s development across all economic sectors, due to the ability of the ICT to make radical changes to the rates of economic development, and promote the different aspects of sustainable development in accordance with Qatar’s National Vision that aims at boosting the role of oil-independent economic sectors.
"Undoubtedly, the ICT sector is key to this vision," he added.
David Schopper, the GM of fischerAppelt, qatar, described Qitcom as a great incentive for the development of the country’s ICT sector, and an exceptional platform that brings together companies, providers, investors, and end-users.
"It is also consistent with our vision of founding a meeting venue to showcase the steps that the State of Qatar has taken towards pioneering new ideas in ICT," he added.-TradeArabia News Service