Gates to visit Middle East

The chairman, chief architect and co-founder of Microsoft will be keynote speaker at two events in Cairo later this month.

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By  David Ingham Published  January 11, 2004

Bill Gates will visit the Middle East for the first time later this month. The chairman, chief software architect and co-founder of Microsoft is scheduled to attend the Government Leadership Forum Arabia in Cairo on January 24-25 and will be keynote speaker at Microsoft Developers Conference 2004. “Our chairman’s visit to Cairo translates directly into the ongoing commitment of Microsoft to the Arab World and the ICT agendas of its governments and businesses,” says Emre Berkin, vice president for Microsoft Europe Middle East and Africa. The Government Leadership Forum is an annual Microsoft event that brings together government representatives from around the world to discuss their use of IT. The forum, taking place for the first time in the Middle East, will focus on modernisation of government, economic development and education. Gates is expected to meet government officials and business leaders, and to deliver the event’s closing keynote. Microsoft Developers Conference is an annual event that brings together developers of software based on Microsoft technology.

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