Sheikh Hamdan honoured at Arab Technology Awards as GITEX celebrates its 25th birthday.

Published September 27th, 2005 - 01:32 GMT

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been awarded the prestigious Arab Technology Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his achievements as Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the organizers of the GITEX exhibition, which this week celebrates 25 years’ leadership of the Middle East’s information technology market. The awards were held under the patronage of His Highness Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

The award, presented by Mr. Mohammed Al Gergawi to HH Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum who accepted it on his father’s behalf, also recognized HH Sheikh Hamdan’s outstanding leadership as UAE Minister for Finance and Industry.

The Arabian Technology Awards, now in their 15th consecutive year, were sponsored by Etisalat, and organized by leading regional publisher ITP’s IT Weekly magazine. The Awards recognised more than 25 distinguished technology pioneers and innovators from throughout the Arab World.

HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE  Minister of Economy and Planning was also awarded at the event for Outstanding Contribution to E-Commerce, recognizing Her Excellency’s leadership of Tejari, accepting her Award in true technophile fashion by
satellite from Malaysia. Jordan’s Minister of ICT, HE Nadia Al Saeed accepted her Award in person from Mr. Mohammed Gergawi, in joint recognition both of the MoICT
and Jordan’s technology association, int@j. The Award marks the successful track record of co-operation between Jordan’s public and private sector organizations in building and developing ICT as a national opportunity for the Kindgom.

Again marking 25 years of success for GITEX, Helal Al Marri, General Manager of DWTC, accepted an Award recognizing his achievements in developing even further GITEX’s leading role in driving innovation throughout the region.

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