Microsoft to host GLF Arabia

The two-day event, will bring together top government and business leaders from around the region with the goal of driving discussion around how the private ICT sector can work in cooperation with local, regional and central governments.

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By  Angela Prasad Published  April 7, 2005

Software giant Microsoft, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, will host 120 high-level government officials and business leaders from across the Middle East at the Government Leadership Forum (GLF) Arabia 2005, in Dubai later this month. The two-day event, will bring together top government and business leaders from around the region with the goal of driving discussion around how the private ICT sector can work in cooperation with local, regional and central governments. His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Education and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, along with a distinguished selection of experienced leaders from developed and developing nations in the region, will offer diverse viewpoints to enrich the dialogue at the GLF. In addition, the GLF will offer attendees access to interactive panel discussions and an opportunity for peer networking and ad hoc discussion groups. “We are committed to working with the governments in the region to develop innovative solutions for modernisation of government services and education,” says Ali Faramawy, vice president of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We cooperate to develop initiatives that improve access to technology, creating opportunities for communities, and driving local economic activities through ICT. GLF Arabia will touch on all of these themes, and we look forward to discussing them with our esteemed delegates.”

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