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Posted On: 27 October 2019 09:43 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

All you need to know about the QITCOM 2019

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is organizing the fifth edition of Qatar Information Technology and Communication Conference and Exhibition - QITCOM 2019, under the theme “Safe Smart Cities”, over four days.

QITCOM 2019 is showcasing innovative and various technologies by creating a knowledge-sharing platform for technology providers, policy-makers, industry experts and thought-leaders.

This year’s edition is featuring many international speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and several contributors to the integrated ecosystem.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications Pavilion is at the heart of the QITCOM Exhibition. Visitors will be able to discover the latest programs and innovations from MOTC that are continuously enhancing the quality of daily life in Qatar. Displays will showcase the work of Land Transport, Maritime Transport, Information Technology, Digital Society Development, and Cyber Security. Under this year’s QITCOM theme of “Safe Smart Cities”, you will take an eye-opening journey of discovery through an imagined smart city, exploring how smart technology is developing all aspects of urban living, from homes, to a medical center, a school, a shopping center and many more!

B2B (Business-to-Business) Zone to feature over 300 companies

The B2B Zone will be a dedicated area for more than 300 global business owners to network and discuss innovative ideas. The B2B zone will be accessible via a special mobile application (QITCOM app) and dedicated zone facilitators to help arrange meetings.

The B2B Matchmaking Zone aims to bring together more than 500 companies, government agencies, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs and technology providers with potential investors. B2B Matchmaking will act as a networking platform for upcoming and established businesses to connect with local and global investors. It is an opportunity for organizations to secure investments to set up new offices, partnerships, and sponsorships.

Since its inception, QITCOM has been responsible for bringing together consumers and global experts to understand, envision and build Qatar’s digital future. QITCOM 2019 aims to attract 30,000 visitors, sign a number of MoUs, enter strategic sponsorships and link up investors with opportunities available in the Qatari market. This year’s event will further contribute towards creating connections across the Smart Cities ecosystem at a national, regional and global level.

QITCOM 2019 Sponsors

The event has attracted 28 local and international sponsors. The strategic sponsors for QITCOM 2019 are Qatar Free Zones Authority, Ooredoo and Qatar National Bank, while the Mwani Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Microsoft, Qatar Rail Corporation, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Vodafone Qatar are the official sponsors. Qatar Airways is the sponsor of the Gala Dinner and the Qatar Digital Business Awards.

Other sponsors include Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), MEEZA, IBM, Dell Technologies, Intel, Malomatia, GBM, Huawei and, SAP, Milaha as Pearl sponsors. Mowasalat, Cisco and Al Mannai Corporation are Gold sponsors, while Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Q-Terminals, BI.Zone, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Deloitte and Thales are silver sponsors.

A special application for QITCOM 2019

MoTC has launched a special application for QITCOM 2019 on smartphones with the aim of facilitating communication between exhibitors and visitors. The app contains all the information about the event including the activities and sessions in addition to providing a feature that allows the possibility of direct broadcasting of events. You can download it now from the App Store or Google Play to find out more about QITCOM 2019.

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