Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) reaffirms supporting Arab Net Shift Digital Summit, slated in Beirut between 22 and 25, March 2011, under the patronage of H.E. General Michel Sleiman President of Lebanon.
More than 1000 entrepreneurs in the region will participate in the event, with emphasis on the most critical developments in content and social networking, in addition to mobile communications and tablet devices.
ArabNet aims at increasing awareness amongst the entrepreneurs, letting them in on the latest developments in international technologies, engaging concerned parties to achieve continuous economical growth, and creating job opportunities for promising, creative youth.
The organizers statement emphasized that the Digital Summit is considered the largest Arab summit on the internet industries. It will bring together Arab businessmen, investors, consultants, SMEs, start-ups, non-governmental organizations, and media professionals to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the sector.
“ArabNet is the best place to build a deep understanding of the digital transformation that is taking place across industries -- from media to advertising, from telecommunications to commerce”, said Omar Christidis, ArabNet’s Founder.
Over eighty leadership players from the web and mobile industries will address these issues to an anticipated audience of more than 1,000. Leaders from top internet companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft will share the stage with executives from mobile companies like Nokia and Ericsson, prominent regional investors including Fadi Ghandour, CEO of Aramex and Feroz Sanaulla Executive Director Middle East, Turkey, Africa at Intel Capital, and media companies such as MBC, The National and Sony Entertainment. The updated cast of speakers at ArabNet can be found at http://www.arabnet.me/speakers.
The Two-Day ArabNet Forum (March 23 – 24), the heart of the summit, will focus on a series of panels discussing acceleration, group buying, venture capital, mobile apps, telecom strategy, content & services, streaming media, social media marketing, media buying, e-marketing, gaming, tech for development and social media & citizenship. A number of workshops will also be held on topics including; local communities and content, e-retail, forums marketing, and marketing with cutting edge hardware.
The Community Day (March 25) targets students and young adults and aims to raise awareness about the opportunities presented by digital and online technologies and entrepreneurship. The day will feature panel discussions on the current state of the web/mobile industries and the technologies of the future, career talks by leaders from top internet companies and inspirational talks from leading entrepreneurs to motivate and advise attendees as well as technical talks by developers. The Community Day will also include a series of workshops covering digital activism, community journalism, social media and other topics of interest to today’s connected younger generation by local organizations that are active among the community.