The Arab World Telecom and Media Executives Converge Today at the Media and Telecommunications Convergence Conf.
The Arab World boasts close to 24 million broadband Internet users and hosts 474 Free to Air satellite channels. Close to 500 sr. executives will attend Arab Advisors Group’s Sixth Annual Media and Telecommunications Convergence Conference 2009 to discuss market trends/growth strategies, and the boundaries between media and telecom operators.
Under the patronage of Princess Sumaya Bint Al Hassan, the event will start today shortly at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, Jordan and will end tomorrow.
The Conference comes as the Arab World’s telecommunications and broadcast entertainment markets continue to experience strong growth in telecom subscribers and more competition, according to regional research house and conference organizer Arab Advisors Group.
The official opening ceremony will include addresses by HRH Princess Sumaya Bint Al Hassan, HE Eng. Bassem Al Rousan (Jordan’s Minister of ICT), Dr. Diar Ahmad (CEO, AsiaCell), Dr. Saad Al-Barrak(Deputy Chairman and Managing Director (CEO), Zain Group), Mr. Mickael Ghossein (CEO of Jordan Telecom Group – Orange Jordan), Dr. Abdulmalik Jaber (Vice Chairman & CEO Paltel Group), Mr. Mohammad Omran (Chairman, Etisalat), and Mr. Osman Sultan (CEO, DU), Mr. Sam Barnett (COO, MBC) and Mr. Guido Baumhauer (Director of Strategy, Marketing and Distribution, Deutsche Welle)
Complete event schedule can be found here