Yesterday, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced that the State of Qatar will host, during the month of March 2024, the “Web Summit”, which is the largest event in the world of technology.
The Qatar Web Summit, which will be held in Doha, is the first of its kind in the region, and is expected to bring together thousands of entrepreneurs and investors, as well as a group of new generation leaders who will change the face of the world in the future.
Over the next five years, the conference will provide new opportunities for collaboration in the world of technology, connecting the growing technology ecosystems across the Middle East, Africa and India, as well as those in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Hosting this event coincides with the rapid growth of the technology sector in the State of Qatar, with the expansion of startups and the private sector, and in light of government support for technological innovation.
According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2021 issued by the World Economic Forum, the State of Qatar ranks 28th globally in terms of innovation capacity, outperforming other countries in the region.
The country is also investing in intensifying its investments in technological infrastructure, with a focus on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and cybersecurity.
In this context, HE Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammed bin Ali al-Mannai said that the State of Qatar is looking forward to hosting thousands of leaders, thinkers and innovators who are making the future at the Qatar Web Summit, adding that the participants will discover ways to develop their businesses, while enjoying the experience of culture. The conference will also take advantage of the advantages offered by the advanced facilities and infrastructure in the State of Qatar to facilitate travel and achieve solid economic growth. For his part, Mr. Paddy Cosgrave, founder and CEO of the “Web Summit” conference, explained that the summit will help connect a new generation of business founders in the Middle East region with investors, journalists, customers, partners and other stakeholders in this field from around the world, indicating that hosting the conference The State of Qatar provides a new opportunity for the Web Summit to bring together technology pioneers on the one hand, and to develop the technology scene with an accelerating impact in the region on the other hand.
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