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Cisco Networkers comes to Bahrain in 2010

Cisco Networkers event to be held in Bahrain for first time next year

Cisco Networkers comes to Bahrain in 2010
(l-r) Tarek Ghoul, general manager Cisco The Gulf; Duncan Mitchell - SVP Cisco Emerging East; HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Ateyatallah Al Khalifa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain and Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, eGovernment Authority, CEO.

Cisco has announced that it is bringing its Cisco Networkers event to the Gulf region, with the launch of Cisco Networkers Bahrain 2010.

The three-day event will be held with the support of the Government of Bahrain and His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom, from 28th to 31st March.

His Excellency Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatallah Al Khalifa, minister of Cabinet Affairs, the kingdom of Bahrain, said: "Hosting this congress is another initiative to achieve Bahrain's vision for 2030, and part of the basic principles for economic development in the Kingdom."

Cisco Networkers Bahrain aims to attract 1,800 attendees, and will include a mix of keynotes and briefings on technologies, along with in-depth technical demonstrations, under the theme of ‘Knowledge is Power'.

The event will comprise five separate sections: the Networkers Technical Conference, focused on Cisco technology and architectures; a CIO and IT Executive Symposium, an IT Insight Conference; dedicated press and analyst event and Innovation Awards to recognize outstanding achievements in business and technology.

Networkers Bahrain, which takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit, will also feature a ‘holographic TelePresence experience' with guest speaker sessions from Cisco executives and government speakers.

Duncan Mitchell, senior vice president, Cisco Emerging Markets East and Executive Sponsor, Cisco Networkers 2010, Bahrain, said: "Bahrain's progressive telecommunications regulatory environment is encouraging the nation, and its citizens, to harness the power of the network, to drive increased productivity levels, supporting accelerated GDP growth rates and ever higher standards of living. This strategy will strengthen Bahrain's global competitiveness and help maximize the development of its national talent.

"Cisco has experienced Bahrain as an excellent place to conduct business, locating its own ICT hub for the GCC in Manama. We're proud to be associated with Bahrain and honoured that the Government would agree to be our host for the first-ever Cisco Networkers in the Middle East, a pioneering event for ICT leaders, in an innovative country," he added.

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