Doha to host major ICT conference and expo

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The second edition of Qatar’s ICT Conference and Exhibition – QITCOM will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from March 5 to 7, 2012, the Supreme Council of Information & Communication Technology of Qatar (ictQATAR) announced yesterday.
QITCOM’s focus on innovation will be evident across all streams at the event, ictQATAR said.
The three-day conference programme will deal with cutting-edge topics within ICT, but will focus on innovative solutions within those topics. The exhibition space will be ideal for local, regional, and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions.
The QITCOM exhibition will feature an ICT Startups booth, the popular Innovation theatre, which will include multiple business plan competitions and creative business concepts this year, as well as the “Out Of The Labs Zone,” which will be a platform for the ICT industry to showcase its latest innovations and launch innovative products.
QITCOM 2011 attracted globally recognised speakers, including Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist at Apple and co-founder of Alltop.com.
The three-day conference also attracted policy-makers, experts and thought leaders from across the world who discussed cutting-edge trends, policy initiatives and solutions to challenges being faced by the region’s ICT sector.
Almost 85 international speakers, 115 exhibitors, 17 partners, and 20 local and international sponsors took part in the inaugural edition of QITCOM.
IFP Qatar will lead the event co-ordination, sales and marketing efforts for QITCOM 2012. Organisations interested in participating in QITCOM or needing more information should contact the organisers at manager@qitcom.com.qa or visit the QITCOM website at www.qitcom.com.qa
ictQATAR Market Development Department manager Ali al-Khulaifi said, “QITCOM aims to link policy-makers, ICT technology providers and the country’s large-scale ICT consumers. It is a platform where these groups can meet to discuss the sector and the shaping of technology into end-user services that advance the development of Qatar towards a knowledge-based society. It is an opportunity to focus on the solutions being developed in Qatar, while also allowing international players to showcase how they are pushing the boundaries of ICT as we know it. QITCOM’s focus on innovation aligns directly with Qatar’s 2015 ICT Strategy.”

Gulf Times