With the World Cup 2022 fast approaching and in a bid to facilitate its National Vision Strategy 2030, the Qatar Government has undertaken a number of initiatives across sectors that involve implementation of technology along with seamless execution of major infrastructure projects. Industry reports indicate that the government is expected to spend $40bn on railways, $15.5bn on the new airport, $20bn investment in roads, $7.4bn on the new port and $4bn on stadiums. Against this backdrop, the 2017 Arab Future Cities Summit’s aim is to highlight the building blocks required towards achieving a sustainable and connected city.
Under the theme Advanced Technology Transforming Qatar’s Future, the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar to be held on 10th and 11th April 2017 at The Ritz Carlton, Doha will touch upon the key aspects of connected transport, smart stadiums, cyber security, airport technology, security, government technology and smart economic zones, amongst many others. The fifth edition of the summit held under the patronage of Ministry of Transport & Communications and Ministry of Municipality and Environment Qatar was a stupendous success, witnessing over 450 senior industry professionals in attendance.
Delivered through a combination of individual and joint presentations, panel discussions and case study presentations focusing on projects in Qatar, other GCC markets and across the globe, Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2017 will focus on making smart cities a reality with topics like:
The summit continues to attract over 450 senior delegates across sectors from all over the globe. Attend the two-day Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2017 filled with fruitful networking opportunities to stay abreast of the most pressing issues and opportunities in the smart city arena and gain future business prospects and invaluable learning opportunities.
Over 450 senior delegates attended the 2016 edition of the Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar. Detailed demographics are presented below.
Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar 2017 will host senior level decision makers from across the GCC including:
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