Dubai to host oil and gas ICT summit

The World Development Forum will host the region's first ever oil and gas ICT summit later this year.

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By  Michele Howe Published  October 15, 2007

The World Development Forum will host the region's first ever oil and gas ICT summit later this year.

The event, which will take place 19 November at the JW Marriott hotel in Dubai, will be "a strategic platform for IT executives in the oil, gas and industrial sector concerned about emerging trends, technology and opportunities brought by ICT," the organisers said.

"Oil and gas are the backbone of modern era. They are the core of economics for most countries of the region," said Khalid Eid, managing director of the World Development Forum.

Juniper Networks is one of the companies confirmed to participate so far, while from the oil and gas sector, Saudi Aramco and Qatar Petroleum are two of the firms expected to attend.

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