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ITU Connect Arab Summit, Doha 5-7 March
Geneva, 11 January 2012
– Journalists are invited to accredit now to attend ITU
Connect Arab Summit,
which takes place in Doha, Qatar from 5-7 March, 2012.
important regional technology summit will bring together leaders from countries
right across the Arabic speaking world, including Heads of State and Government,
Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs and other senior leaders from
industry, regional and international organizations.
It is being organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the
specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication
technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the League of Arab States. The State of
Qatar is hosting the event under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin
Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar.
A draft event programme can be found at:
ITU Connect Arab Summit
5-7 March, 2012
Sheraton Doha Hotel, Doha, Qatar
Top-level delegates will look at the evolving
shape of ICT access across the region, and the
prospects for the further development of ICT
industry in the Arab-speaking world.
With a focus on public-private partnership, the
Summit will see the announcement of a number of
important ICT-based development commitments by
government and industry.
ITU will also launch the 2012 edition of its
ICT Arab Indicators report, providing
the latest, most-up-to-date region-wide snapshot
of ICT development.
Heads of State, industry
CEOs and ICT regulators from the Arab world and
The ITU Connect Arab Summit is the third in the
series of high-level regional ITU Connect events. Previous summits included
Africa which was held in Kigali, Rwanda in 2007 and
ITU Connect CIS, covering the
Commonwealth of Independent States, which was held in Belarus in 2009.
Journalists and industry analysts wishing to
ITU Connect Arab Summit
be formally accredited.
To apply for accreditation, or for more
www.itu.int/net/newsroom/connect/arab/2012/index.aspx. Accreditation formally closes at 17:00 CET, 28
There will be no
accreditation onsite, and strictly no admittance to the venue without an event
Journalists and analysts who have accredited for ITU
Telecom, RA-2012 or WRC-2012 do not need to resubmit accreditation credentials,
but still need to register at:
For more information
on the event, please contact:
Chief, Media Relations and Public Information, ITU
Media accreditation enquiries:
Soraya Abino Quintana
The Supreme Council of Information and
Communication Technology (ictQATAR) connects people to the technologies that
enrich their lives, drive economic development and inspire confidence in the
future. ictQATAR is entrusted with two primary authorities: as the country’s
independent and fair regulator of the telecommunications market, and as the
government body that nurtures innovative technologies to benefit those who live
and work in Qatar.