Qitcom 2012, the information and communication technology (ICT) conference and exhibition, will be held at the Doha International Exhibition Centre from March 5 to 7.
The organisers introduced the sponsors to the media at the Sharq Village yesterday.
Among the sponsors present was MEEZA, the leading IT solutions and services provider in Qatar and Qitcom 2012 strategic partner, who will take the opportunity to demonstrate their newest solution offerings during the event.
Sponsoring part of the programmes at the exhibition, MEEZA experts will present the latest IT trends and the benefits and challenges of industry-wide debates.
Qitcom 2012 Pearl Sponsor, Qtel shares an alignment with Qitcom’s overall objective of leveraging Qatar’s 2015 ICT strategy and the drive to nurture innovation and fuel a sense of discovery among young people in Qatar.
Integrity Sponsor, Vodafone is partnering with Qitcom 2012 to hold the first “Appathon” event in Qatar during the exhibition and conference. “Indie Fikra: Appathon 2012” is an excellent opportunity for Qatar’s best developers to showcase their talents and create mobile applications that may change the world and Qitcom 2012 offers a best environment to host such an initiative.
Also present on the occasion were Huawei and SAP, Qitcom 2012 Diamond sponsors. As a leading global telecoms solution provider Huawei reinforces Qitcom 2012’s position as a regional platform for sharing information and knowledge in the ICT sector.
While SAP will also take the opportunity to demonstrate how new technology and applications address the requirements of enterprises of all sizes and how they provide business-critical information on mobile devices during the three-day event.
Platinum sponsors HP, Microsoft and Cisco attended the event in recognition of Qitcom 2012’s local and regional significance to the ICT sector.
Official Bank sponsor, QNB has supported the event for the second year and seen it grow in both strength and size since its inaugural edition.
“This is our second consecutive year of supporting Qitcom which is one of the most important platforms for the development of the ICT sector. It also showcases the true innovative drive of Qatar’s public and private sector entities.
QNB always looks beyond the financial when supporting such programmes, conferences and initiatives because it is an opportunity for us to be an active participant in the growth of Qatar’s national economy,” said QNB general manager (Corporate Communications) Yousef Darwish.
Qitcom 2012 Gold sponsors include IBM, Ericsson, Oracle and ABK. Joining as Silver sponsor is Ali Bin Ali. Bronze sponsors are, SONATA, Help AG, EMC, McAfee, Symmantek, Syska Hennessy Group MENA, Mannai Trading, TechnoServe, Booz Allen Hamilton and Manage Engine.
Speaking on the occasion, Qitcom Organising Committee Chairman Ali al-Khulaifi said: “We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of Qitcom 2012 sponsors for their support; without their ongoing commitment this event could not be the success it is. Qitcom 2012 provides a crucial link for 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.”
Organised by IFP Qatar in partnership with ictQATAR, Qitcom 2012 will build on the success of last year’s edition providing a diverse three-day programme including an informative and motivating conference as well as extensive exhibition space.
The conference and exhibition will run concurrently and Qitcom 2012 has already attracted leading regional and local speakers. Opening the Conference on March 5 will be ictQATAR Secretary General Dr Hessa al-Jaber. Rashid al-Naimi, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, MEEZA - Vice President Administration, Qatar Foundation and Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General, ITU will speak.
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