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Dubai Internet City partners ArabNet 2011 Summit

DIC will be Gulf Outreach partner for the four day technology conference

Majed Al Suwaidi, Director Business Development at Dubai Internet City said that the company considers it imperative to support regional entrepreneurship.
Majed Al Suwaidi, Director Business Development at Dubai Internet City said that the company considers it imperative to support regional entrepreneurship.

Dubai Internet City has announced that it will be the Gulf Outreach partner for the ArabNet 2011 Shift Digital Summit.

The Summit gathers leading web and mobile professionals, investors, developers, and NGOs to discuss the industry's latest trends and technologies.

The ArabNet 2011 Shift Digital Summit will be held in Beirut from the 22nd to 25th of March and will also offer entrepreneurs a platform to share their ideas and look for sponsorship.

The event provides an opportunity for regional executives to connect with global players and allows Silicon Valley companies to learn more about the Arab market.

The Beirut Summit comes after the conclusion of last year's roadshow that toured the Middle East. The three-week ‘Entrepreneurs without Borders' trip provided free workshops in the UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt and attracted over 1,500 professionals, entrepreneurs, and university students.

The roadshow was held in partnership with Bank Audi, Aramex, Google, N2V and MBC Group.

During its edition in Dubai, DIC joined with ArabNet to organise a workshop titled ‘Speed Up Your Startup' that emphasised the use of new technologies and trends such as social media to help build and promote businesses.

"We consider it an imperative to support regional entrepreneurship as part of our long-term strategy. This can be achieved only through collaborating with companies and associations in the region such as ArabNet. The success stories we hear at these events are highly inspiring and encouraging to prospective entrepreneurs. The youth also gain an opportunity to interact with lawyers, investors and business leaders. Judging from the feedback received from the roadshow workshops, we are confident the Beirut summit will prove as beneficial to the entire community," said Majed Al Suwaidi, Director Business Development at Dubai Internet City.

Over 1,000 attendees and 80 high-profile speakers are expected to attend the summit, which will also feature a Developer Day focused on engineers and technical issues as well as a Community Day to raise awareness about the web and entrepreneurship.