The MENA ICT ForumTM (www.menaictforum.com) is the MENA region’s premier biennial ICT industry event, held in Jordan, under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II. Previously organized with great success, in 2002; 2004; and 2006 as “Jordan ICT Forum”, and in 2010 and 2013 as “MENA ICT Forum, the Forum showcases the entire MENA region’s ICT success stories, and discusses latest trends, opportunities and future outlook.
The MENA ICT ForumTM features content-rich agenda that covers vital current and future issues related to regional investment climates, legislative supportive systems, infrastructure & communications, emerging technologies, as well as education & human capital development. In particular, the MENA ICT ForumTM addresses these issues in a context that is highly relevant to the MENA region, thus providing the business community, decision makers and stakeholders with a holistic overview of the region’s current position, opportunities on hand and recommended approach for leveraging its potential.
Furthermore, ICT globally has been taking a deeper sectorial focus such as ICT in Education, Health, Banking, Insurance, CleanTech, Fashion, and other sectors, hence the MENA ICT Forum addresses main vertical sectors and ICT integration/diffusion in those as key areas to increase productivity and accelerate economic development.
Moreover, the Forum provides a platform for renowned keynote speakers to offer their global perspectives about the MENA region and provide valuable advice and insight. Keynote speakers included H.M. King Abdullah II, Intel’s CEO Dr. Craig Barrett, Cisco’s Chairman, Mr. John Chambers, 3Com’s CEO, Mr. Edgar Masri, Devoteam Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mr. Stanislas de Bentzmann, Amazon CTO & VP, Dr. Werner Vogels, Sun Microsystems’ Chief Researcher, Mr. John Gage, Mrs. Catherine Rodgers, IBM SVP, Mr. Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Vice Chairman Aramex, Mr. Kieth Teare, Co-founder TechCrunch, among others.