Posted on March 23, 2016

Ooredoo has today been announced as the title sponsor of the fifth edition of the Arab Future Cities Summit 2016, organised by Expotrade Middle East.

The event, which is scheduled to take place on 11-12 April, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha will gather over 20 global and regional industry leaders to share insights and presentations on topics such as Smart Connectivity, Smart Transportation and IoT driven mobility technologies, IoT Economical and Sustainable Smart Vehicles, Smart Government, Smart Energy, and Cyber Security.

Talking about the sponsorship, Waleed Al Sayed (pictured), Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo has always been at the forefront of pushing smart initiatives and the Arab Future Cities Summit is a great platform to exchange knowledge on smart and sustainable cities, and make partnerships that can truly shape the future. Ooredoo invest heavily in smart city projects so that we can achieve our vision of building a truly digital lifestyle for our customers, and enabling all the benefits this could bring.”

As a title sponsor, Ooredoo will be showcasing some of its marquee next generation technology at the event, including; smart infrastructure (5G and Fibre), mega-city and municipality services management, intelligent transport and smart stadiums, demonstrating the company’s leadership in driving the latest and the best technology for businesses and consumers. Ooredoo has an active strategic and supportive role in shaping the telecom and ICT strategies of upcoming mega infrastructure developments undertaken in the state of Qatar as part of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

In particular, Ooredoo has been leading the smart city efforts for the first-ever Smart City in Qatar – the state-of-the-art Lusail City – which will be supported by Ooredoo’s Supernet network. Ooredoo is also a Global Lead Partner at the Smart Cities Council (SCC), a coalition of industry thought leaders, innovators and practitioners dedicated to improving the liveability, workability and sustainability of the world’s cities.

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, commented: “Ooredoo is a valuable partner and we are thrilled to receive their support as the Title Sponsor for our upcoming edition of the Arab Future Cities Summit that promotes the concept of smart city. Given that solutions like those offered by Ooredoo are integral to smart city deployment and development, to have them part of this summit is indeed important.”

Over two days, the summit will encourage a discussion and exchange of ideas on effective strategies for the implementation of smart city technologies in Qatar. The fifth Annual Arab Future Cities Summit 2016 will gather over 400 senior level delegates from the public and private sectors across the GCC. More information on the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar is available now at Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #AFCS2016.