MENA ICT concludes conference

The MENA ICT Forum 2016 concluded its activities on 10th November at the King Hussein Business Park

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MENA ICT concludes conference The Forum launched on 9th November under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  November 14, 2016

The Middle East & North Africa Information & Communications Technology Forum 2016 has concluded its activities where it witnessed a series of sessions and activities in the presence of notable speakers, experts and tech enthusiasts from around the world.

The Forum launched on 9th November under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein. The opening session saw speeches from Int@j Chairman Bashar Hawamdeh, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Her Excellency Mrs. Majd Shweikeh, in addition to REACH 2025 representative Karim Kawar.

On the first day several sessions were held, among which were Digitising the Economy, What Does the Industry Need to Grow?, Media: Content is Still King, Taking your SME Global: Growth Hacking Techniques for Tech Companies, Smart Cities: Cities of the Future, and Financial Services: Cash, Plastic or Phone?

The second day sessions featured interactive discussions on the experience of several countries with modern technology trends to enable a digital economy. Moreover, an entire session was dedicated to REACH 2025, the royal initiative for making Jordan relevant in the global digital economy based on its existing strengths and opportunities.

The final day of the Forum also witnessed the announcement of several agreements and partnerships, among which were the One Thousand Entrepreneurs Initiative, launched by Int@j in partnership with "Nejmi", the Zain-Microsoft partnership for supporting entrepreneurs; the Int@j-Orange partnership for promoting entrepreneur support offered by the Blue Ocean Council; and the agreement between MENAITECH and Microsoft, which aims to offer specialised solutions and systems bundles in the MENA region.

Int@j thanked Forum organizers, supporters, sponsors, speakers and media representatives in the closing session which witnessed the presence of the Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Her Excellency Mrs. Majd Shweikeh.

MENA ICT aims to build the vision and mission of the ICT sector in the region, in addition to keeping the audience informed of the latest tech trends and developments, as well as offering them a wide array of international experiences brought forward by field experts from different backgrounds.

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