Support growing for KSA e-business event

Confirmations of attendance are now coming in from all over the world for the 'E-commerce Saudi Arabia' event, scheduled to take place May 6-9

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By  David Ingham Published  February 20, 2001

E-business experts from all over the world are signing up to endorse the E-commerce Saudi Arabia conference. The conference takes place May 6-9 and promises to be the largest e-business event held to date in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At a pre- conference preview this week, it was confirmed that guest speakers from as far afield as the United States, UK and Malaysia will be in attendance. The United Nations will also send representatives and the technology industry will be present in force. Confirmed hi-tech names include Microsoft, Sun, Intel, Nokia and Arthur Andersen. Independent market analyst Meta Group will also be speaking.

The news was announced by Dr Fawaz Alami, deputy minister for technical affairs, KSA Ministry of Commerce; Dr Abdullah Al Rasheed, VP of scientific research at KACST; and Khalid Al Gari, chairman of the organising committee. The conference is supported both by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology and The Ministry of Commerce.

The three days of the conference are divided into a day each on global e-commerce trends, Middle East developments and e-government, and developments in the Kingdom specifically. SAMA and Saudi Aramco will amongst the KSA organisations outlining their e-business strategies.

The conference’s findings are expected to significantly influence the development of Internet, e-business and technology policies in the Kingdom.

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