Posted on April 21, 2014

The Organizing Committee of Qatar’s largest ICT event, QITCOM 2014, revealed that more than 80 percent of the space dedicated to the exhibition concurrent with the conference has been booked.

QITCOM 2014 will be held on May 26 - 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, and is managed by fischerAppelt, qatar, one of the leading agencies specialized in organizing conferences and exhibitions, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR).

Rinal Chaaban, fischerAppelt QITCOM 1 [].jpgThe State of Qatar has made a considerable progress towards establishing a vital ICT sector which helps enabling the country to build a strong, diverse economy, and continue to enrich the lives of all segments of society. Thus, to carry on with the momentum and accelerate the ICT sector’s development process, the Supreme Council of Communication and Information Technology developed “Qatar’s National ICT Plan 2015: Advancing the Digital Agenda” as a roadmap for future advancements and updates, which sets Qatar’s digital goals and identifies the strategies and initiatives to be achieved over the next few years.

Hence comes the special importance of QITCOM, being the Qatar’s biggest and most prestigious ICT event, attracting industry leaders, major distributors and dealers, as well as end users to shed light on the latest developments, discuss the ICT’s most significant trends, establish strategic partnerships, and strike promising deals.

“We anticipated from the very beginning that QITCOM 2014 would achieve exponential growth, and we feel even more optimistic now that the exhibition space is more than 80 percent booked,” said Renal Shaaban, QITCOM Manager, reaffirming the substantial influence QITCOM 2014 has on Qatar’s ICT landscape, and pointing out that this is only the first step towards promoting QITCOM’s position as a leading local and regional specialized conference and exhibition, and a major permanent fixture on the industry’s international agenda.

“Focusing on enhancing the visitor experience, QITCOM 2014 seeks to attract a group of the best local, regional and international entities, companies, and exhibitors by offering them an opportunity to exhibit their products and sponsor its activities, not to mention the chance to reveal and discuss the latest ICT innovations world-wide,’ added Shaaban.

Qatar ranks among the top 10 countries worldwide when it comes to ICT usage and prioritization by the government, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2013. The country scores high on four indicators: ICT use and government efficiency; government procurement of advanced technology; government prioritization of ICT; and importance of ICT to the government’s vision. Qatar also ranked 48th out of 193 countries in the United Nations’ 2012 e-government development index, which measures the willingness and capacity of governments to use ICT to deliver public services, a jump from 53rd in 2008. And in the same study’s e-participation index, which assesses the quality, relevance, usefulness, and willingness of government websites to provide online information and participatory tools and services to their citizens, Qatar scored a .63 on a 0–1 scale.

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