QITCOM 2014 reaffirms position as regional ICT leader through new sponsors
Qatar’s largest ICT event QITCOM will be sponsored by leading technology organisations and government departments, further cementing its position as the region’s pre-eminent platform for all aspects of ICT development and innovation in Qatar, the region and internationally.
Vodafone Qatar, part of the global mobile communications network, is confirmed as the event’s Pearl sponsor, while Qatar satellite company Es’hailSat will sponsor QITCOM 2014 at platinum level and confirmed silver sponsors include Technoserve. The Ministry of the Interior will be honorary sponsor of the event.
The three-day event, organized by fischerAppelt, qatar in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR), will be held on 26-28 May 2014 at Qatar National Convention Center, and will feature a conference, exhibition and regional awards programme showcasing the growth and aspirations of Qatar’s ICT sector and how global technological advances can support Qatar’s economic diversification, in line with the National Vision 2030.
A mobile and fixed telecoms provider in Qatar since March 2009, Vodafone Qatar is a well-known brand in Qatar, committed to providing world class telecommunications infrastructure to support Qatar National Vision 2030. At QITCOM 2014, Vodafone Qatar will display its latest technological developments in the largest gathering of technology companies under one roof, and give visitors the opportunity to experience its latest developments, as well as review new promotions.
Qatar satellite company Es’hailSat is about to launch its first satellite, which will provide TV, voice, internet, corporate and government services across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. Over the next decade, it aims to have a global fleet or six or more independent satellites, controlled and managed from Qatar. QITCOM 2014 will provide it with a platform to showcase new developments and forthcoming satellites, which will assist Qatar with its ICT expansion to meet the needs of the FIFA World Cup 2022, as well as increasing the capacity of multimedia communications as required by telecommunications companies and broadcasters.
Silver sponsor Technoserve ensures integrated systems for high-end products, particularly interactive TV and digital sign boards for hotels, hospitals and residential compounds. Its sponsorship of QITCOM reaffirms its commitment to be a market leader in the field, dedicated to providing its customers with high quality systems, installation and services.
The Ministry of Interior’s sponsorship of QITCOM 2014 comes within a framework of cooperation and coordination with ictQATAR, to highlight the numerous successful e-services and devices it has recently launched, for improved customer use and flexibility and to facilitate greater public interaction with the Ministry.
Rinal Chaaban, QITCOM project lead, fischerAppelt, Qatar, said: “QITCOM 2014 is set to attract the world’s leading technology companies and experts who will have the opportunity to showcase their latest developments. Through their participation, QITCOM will become a showcase not just for Qatar’s ICT revolution, but for also that of the wider Gulf region.
“We are grateful to our sponsors for their continued support, and we look forward to developing more strategic partnerships, which will further strengthen QITCOM’s position as one of the region’s leading ICT events. The technological developments displayed at QITCOM will transform the lives of users around the world, while underpinning the Qatar National Vision 2030 and significantly advancing the economic and social diversification of Qatar towards a knowledge based economy.”