Etisalat, FGB in e-commerce conference

Etisalat and FGB are principal sponsors for the First Gulf e-Commerce Conference at Abu Dhabi on November 20-21 2005, which HH Sheikh Mohammed will address.

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By  Eliot Beer Published  October 26, 2005

UAE telecoms provider Etisalat has announced it is a principal sponsor for the First Gulf e-Commerce Conference, to be held in Abu Dhabi in November 2005. Mohammad Hassan Omran, Chairman and CEO, Etisalat, says, “Etisalat sponsoring this event comes alongside our initiatives – past, present and future – that Etisalat has undertaken to create a digital economy in the UAE. This conference is timely, and will help to further drive e-Commerce across the GCC and wider region.” The conference will tackle e-commerce issues from around the Gulf region, including the drafting of an e-commerce law, and developing e-payment and e-government initiatives. The First Gulf Bank has also announced it will be a principal sponsor of the event, which will be held on November 20-21 in the UAE capital. The event is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister. Sheikh Mohammed will make the keynote speech at the conference, and Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning, and Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Attiya, secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will also be speaking. “Under the wise leadership we enjoy here, the UAE has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of providing state-of-the-art telecom and network services, especially in enabling high-speed access to the Internet. E-Government and e-Business initiatives have been pioneered and have taken off in an encouraging way,” says Omran. “Digital readiness and e-Government acceptance are important indicators when benchmarking a country’s progress. These are elements that help define the amount of foreign investment and the country’s role in the global economy.”

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