Dubai Internet City Hosts 60-Member Delegation from ESSEC Business Schoolof

Published March 28th, 2010 - 09:18 GMT

 Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Investments, today announced a 60-member delegation from the ESSEC Business School of General Management of France, one of the world’s leading institutions for management and higher education, visited DIC to better understand its economic strength and value added proposition.


The delegation, from ESSEC Business School’s Paris campus, was welcomed by DIC’s top management team led by Majed Al Suwaidi, Director of Commercial Operations. As current managing directors, general managers and CEOs, the delegates from the reputed business programme represent a wide range of industry sectors, including telecom, banking, insurance, Internet services and logistics - each with an average of 15 years of experience in their respective industries.


The DIC team briefed the delegation on the region’s special industry practices and unique culture. They were also offered a presentation on the business concept behind Dubai Internet City and its continuing role in creating a knowledge-based economy in Dubai.


Al Suwaidi said: “The meeting gave us an opportunity to share insights about the region’s fast-paced growth with the delegation. Through this visit, ESSEC team will gain a clearer understanding of the unique setting of the UAE economy, its ties with other GCC countries as well as the attractive business opportunities in the region – specifically in the technology and telecom sectors.


“We look forward to receiving more of these delegations from world-class institutions. Such exchange will help build closer collaborations with leading learning establishments among business professionals, further strengthening economic ties between France and Dubai.”


Lamia Belkaid, ESSEC Program Coordinator said: “It was a great opportunity for our participants to visit Dubai Internet City and realize that Dubai is fast establishing itself as the global IT destination for many major companies. The visit enabled those on the ESSEC program to gain on-site experience in an attractive emerging economy.”


At the forefront of the region’s ICT industry, Dubai Internet City continues to work in collaboration with industry-oriented and non-profit organizations along with educational institutions to further develop the technology sectors. Attracting some of the world’s leading corporations and professionals from the academia, DIC aims to drive and spread the spirit of business enterprise among both the ICT community and the wider region, through launching and delivering a range of networking and industry knowledge-sharing programmes that inspire and build skills in the world of business.

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