The Arab Federation for Digital Economy participates in the consultative meeting of the Executive Office of the Forum of Arab Federations, which was held in the League of Arab States

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Date: 14 - 10 - 2021

The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States held the consultative meeting of the Executive Office of the Forum of Specialized Arab Federations under the chairmanship of His Excellency the President of the Executive Office and President of the General Union of Arab Experts for the Forum, Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Jarwan, and in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and Minister Plenipotentiary Muhammad Khair Abd Al-Qadir, heads, secretaries and representatives of federations of quality members of the Executive Office.

The meeting discussed a number of important topics on its agenda, including the proposals received regarding the establishment of the Fund for Specialized Arab Unions, consideration of the criteria and controls for members to join the Forum of Specialized Arab Unions, as well as the establishment of the necessary committees to organize the work of the Executive Office and activate its work mechanisms.

And the head of the Executive Office submitted a proposal to establish an entity or a body to follow up on refugee affairs in the Arab region, and it was agreed to present a concept that clarifies the idea of ​​this proposal and to be discussed in the upcoming meetings of the Executive Office.

The Arab Federation for Digital Economy discusses strengthening cooperation in implementing the initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy with the Republic of the Comoros

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Date: 05 - 10 - 2021

The Arab Federation for Digital Economy of the Council of Arab Economic Unity of the League of Arab States held a coordination meeting with the Embassy of the Republic of the Comoros in the United Arab Emirates.

The meeting was attended by His Excellency Ambassador Sayed Taher Sayed Nasser, Ambassador of the Republic of Comoros to the United Arab Emirates, and His Excellency Dr. Ali Muhammad Al-Khoury, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of Quality Unions at the Arab League, and a number of officials from both sides.

The meeting included a discussion of a number of important topics, on top of which was; Strengthening cooperation in implementing some of the initiatives emanating from the “Arab vision for the digital economy”.

The meeting also dealt with ways to support development goals in the Republic of the Comoros, support Arab-Arab cooperation, and focus on projects that improve the lives of Arab citizens, and raise the level of economic and social development in the countries of the region.

At the end of the meeting, the Ambassador of the Republic of Comoros expressed his welcome and interest in the initiatives emanating from the Arab vision for the digital economy, and stressed the importance of the “vision” in developing the fields of the digital economy in his country and the Arab region. The two sides agreed on some coordination steps.

 

 

The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy honors the Federation of Arab Universities

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Date: 30 - 09 - 2021

The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy honored by presenting the “Golden Appreciation Shield” to the Federation of Arab Universities, in light of the existing cooperation between the two organizations, and the prominent role played by the Federation of Arab Universities in supporting and coordinating the efforts of Arab universities and developing the quality of education systems in the Arab region.

His Excellency Atef Helmy, President of the General Assembly of the Arab Union for Digital Economy, and His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed El Khoury, Advisor to the Council of Economic Unity, President of the Arab Union for Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of the Quality Union at the Arab League, handed the shield to His Excellency Dr. Amr Ezzat Salameh, former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Republic of Arab Egypt Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities.

The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy commended the distinguished role played by His Excellency Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, distinguished with his team, led the efforts of the Association of Arab Universities in consolidating international academic relations within an institutional framework that considers sustainability, joint work and the exchange of experiences with universities and academic and scientific institutions of prestigious regional and international standing.

The honoring came during the activities of the Digital Economy Technologies Conference (Seamless Middle East 2021), which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will run on September 29-30, 2021 under the auspices of the League of Arab States.

 

The Arab Federation for Digital Economy honors Terrapin International for its distinguished role in organizing international exhibitions and conferences

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Date: 30 - 09 - 2021

Date : 09-30-2021

During the conclusion of the activities of the Conference on Digital Economy Technologies (Seamless Middle East 2021), which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will continue on September 29-30, 2021 under the auspices of the League of Arab States and organized by Terrapin International for organizing exhibitions and conferences, His Excellency Atef Helmy, President of the General Assembly of the Arab Union For the digital economy, and His Excellency Dr. Ali Muhammad Al-Khoury, Advisor to the Council of Economic Unity, President of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of Quality Unions at the Arab League, handing over a shield of appreciation to Mr. Joseph Ridley, Director of Terrapin International Company.

Mr. Joseph Ridley, Director of Terrapinn Company, explained that this appreciation from the Arab Federation for Digital Economy represents an incentive and encouragement for the work team, and their keenness in the participation of the Federation and the Arab League in achieving their vision in enhancing ways of cooperation between countries in the Arab region, praising at the same time the efforts made by Union in support of knowledge societies.

 

The conclusion of the activities of the Conference and Exhibition on Digital Economy Technologies (Seamless Middle East 2021) Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Date: 30 - 09 - 2021

Today, in Dubai, the activities of the “Seamless 2021” Conference and Exhibition on Digital Economy Technologies, which aimed to support and enhance opportunities for the growth of the digital economy in the Arab region, concluded in the presence of a remarkable Arab presence led by officials of the League of Arab States.

The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, affiliated with the Council of Arab Economic Unity of the League of Arab States, launched two new initiatives, “ The Arab Prize Initiative for Digital Economy, and the initiative to establish advanced data centers at the level of the Arab region, one of the initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy, ” during the conference, which witnessed discussions and lectures. And working papers presented by a number of specialists and experts in the fields of the digital economy. On the sidelines, he witnessed the organization of an exhibition for a number of agencies and companies that deal and produce techniques and tools in the areas of digital government services, digital identity, digital payments, e-commerce, retail trade and financial technology.

The initiative of the Arab Digital Economy Award is a new step within the efforts of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, which aims to stimulate research and knowledge efforts to develop concepts about areas of excellence and creativity related to digital economy applications, and to encourage individuals and institutions in the public and private sectors to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and the preparation of scientific research in the field of The digital economy.

The initiative to establish advanced data centers at the level of the Arab region, which is one of the initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy, aims to enable developing Arab countries to own digital infrastructure, develop and manage cloud services to support digital transformation in all economic sectors, including government services, and help developing countries reduce Capital and operating expenses and providing alternative solutions to improve energy consumption and providing hosting solutions.

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Dr.. Ali Muhammad Al-Khoury: With global concepts changing, everyone and in all sectors are facing direct and inevitable challenges and unprecedented crises.

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Date: 30 - 09 - 2021

His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of Quality Unions at the Arab League, participated in a keynote speech delivered on the second day of the Digital Economy Technologies Conference (Seamless Middle East 2021), which was held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center and conferences September 29-30, 2021.

His Excellency pointed out that the pandemic, like other crises, is a moment of choice and testing of the extent of the capabilities of governments, institutions and individuals, both to challenge the current crisis, especially with the approach of global debt to a new global level of about $ 300 trillion, and to take advantage of emerging opportunities, as it became clear the positive impact of digitization processes On digitally qualified products in all vital and supportive sectors, with the acceleration of pace towards adopting technologies in work systems and lifestyles in societies.

His Excellency Dr. Al-Khoury spoke that what has become confirmed today is that institutions in the coming years will scramble and compete in the arenas of adopting advanced technologies, specifically in the fields of artificial intelligence and remote access to services, and that those who will be ahead in the global competition arenas will inevitably gain the advantage of access first and benefit from their position.

His Excellency the Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity explained that there is a real opportunity for Arab and developing countries to create a new economic value of up to 13% of GDP by 2030 if plans are developed and digital transformation programs are implemented, noting that the global digital economy is rising at a rate two and a half times faster. of global GDP over the past fifteen years under accelerated digitization scenarios, and it is expected to exceed a quarter of global output by 2025, equivalent to more than $23 trillion.

He pointed out that countries in the Arab region, even if they act as individuals, can create new economic value that will be added to their GDP by about 3 to 13 percent by 2030 by adopting digital transformation programs.

Dr. confirmed. Ali Muhammad Al-Khoury said that these expectations require a focus on results and concerted national efforts to improve digital infrastructure and facilitate access to digital platforms for all.

And that it is necessary to address the digital divides between the Arab countries, by taking advantage of collective intellectual capital and optimizing the use of resources and what has been achieved so far, directing his call to the Arab countries, to take advantage of the comprehensive digital programs and international experiences that were built in the project of the Arab vision for the digital economy, and its framework For the benefit of their national economies, in terms of investing in building effective partnerships and Arab capabilities, and stimulating inter-Arab investments in the Arab region.

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Saif bin Zayed inaugurates the Digital Economy Technologies Conference and Exhibition “Seamless Middle East 2021”

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Date: 29 - 09 - 2021

Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in the presence of His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, inaugurated today the activities of the Conference and Exhibition on Digital Economy Technologies “Seamless 2021”, which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will run on September 29-30, 2021. Sponsored by the League of Arab States and organized by Terrapin International Conferences Organization.

The organization of the conference comes in the context of the Arab Vision for the Digital Economy project, which was announced in Abu Dhabi in December 2018, with the generous support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and a number of international institutions and organizations such as Harvard University participate in it. The United Nations and the World Bank.

His Highness attended the opening session of the conference, and His Highness and the attendees watched a film reviewing part of the efforts to develop the Arab digital economy and the initiatives and projects that enhance these efforts, in addition to listening to the speeches delivered at the opening ceremony.

Remarkable Presence

The opening was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, His Excellency Tariq Amer, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, His Excellency Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Head of the Secretary’s Office General of the League of Arab States, His Excellency Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, Secretary-General of the Association of Arab Universities, His Excellency Dr. Ali Muhammad Al-Khoury, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Economic Union, a number of Arab and foreign ambassadors accredited to the UAE, and a large number of Arab delegations, government officials and experts in the fields of economy digital.

Dr. Amr Ezzat Salameh at the opening of the Digital Economy Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2021

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Date: 29 - 09 - 2021

In his opening speech, His Excellency Dr. Amr Ezzat Salameh, former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab Republic of Egypt and Secretary General of the Association  of Arab Universities,  expressed the appreciation of the Association of Arab Universities to  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

He thanked the team, His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for sponsoring the work of this important conference, which deals with topics of paramount importance in order to achieve development goals in the Arab region.

He said that the world is witnessing rapid technological development, which has directly contributed to making the digital economy the priority of the attention of decision-makers in various countries of the world. Despite the transformation measures towards the digital economy in the Arab countries, it is still much less than the global level and reaches 4% of the national product, while this percentage at the global level reaches approximately 22%, as a result of the weak investment in basic digital networks and infrastructure. Institutionalization based on sometimes inflexible laws and legislation, the lack of use of modern technologies and the rapid development of the digital economy, which contributed to the spread of technical illiteracy.

It also pointed out that the Union of Arab Universities, and in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Administrative Development and the Arab Union for the digital economy, with the support and supervision of HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed to develop a digital Arab platform for education and training, in the framework of the “Arab Digital University” initiative, which was announced Anھa in the previous conference, and aiming To support the emerging economies in the Middle East, North and West African countries, by rehabilitating the cadres technically and cognitively.

About the conference

The Conference and Exhibition of Digital Economy Technologies “Seamless Middle East 2021” will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will continue on September 29-30, 2021 under the auspices of the League of Arab States and organized by Terrapin International Conferences Organization.

This year’s conference and exhibition comes after the launch of the Arab Digital Economy Vision initiative in December 2018 in Abu Dhabi, and to complement the efforts of the Arab League in highlighting the role of advanced technologies in building social and economic systems in the region.

A large number of government officials and experts will participate in the conference to shed light on the latest technologies and challenges in the world of the digital revolution, through physical and virtual platforms for remote participation and live broadcasts of events and sessions.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit: A broad Arab appreciation for the pioneering initiatives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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Date: 29 - 09 - 2021

In his opening speech, His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, expressed the Arab League’s appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

He thanked the team, His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for sponsoring the work of this important conference, which deals with topics of paramount importance in order to achieve development goals in the Arab region.
He said that the digital economy currently represents an important resource of the global economy, and its importance is proven to be constantly increasing, as all data indicates an acceleration in the growth of the digital economy at rates that exceed the rest of the traditional sectors of the economy, and the contribution of the digital sector is equivalent to 22% of the total global gross product. While this percentage drops in the Arab world to only 5%.

He added that bridging this gap and catching up with the developed countries requires us as Arabs to develop and implement sound and practical policies to advance the digital economy, as investment in this field will allow achieving high and sustainable growth rates that will absorb large numbers of young people looking for job opportunities in many Arab countries, and that After the high unemployment rates following the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, despite the exceptional measures adopted by all Arab governments to confront it.

He referred to the issue of formulating policies and strategies, praising the initiative received by the League of Arab States from the UAE regarding the development of the “Arab vision for the digital economy.” The League’s Economic and Social Council, in its last session, agreed to submit it within the economic files to the Arab leaders for consideration for adoption at the Arab Summit He hoped everyone would work on implementing this initiative and benefiting from its content.

He also pointed out that the issue of digital transformation and the modernization of the Arab strategy in this field represents one of the three priorities that we chose to focus on in the League of Arab States, in addition to the topics of sustainable development and entrepreneurship. The future’s technology. In this regard, I refer to this honorable assembly that I have proposed to the Higher Coordination Committee for Joint Arab Action – whose membership includes all institutions operating under the umbrella of the League – to form an Arab Advisory Council for Artificial Intelligence, whose membership includes specialists from Arab organizations and member states, and supervises It develops an Arab strategy in this field and, when needed, provides the necessary advice and support to Arab countries.

He explained that the development of the digital economy requires basic things, including providing an incubating and supportive environment for digital companies, establishing appropriate infrastructure and flexible legislation that facilitates the establishment of companies and provides basic rules for the protection of personal data, and other requirements, and that the human element remains the most precious wealth and the most important pillar on which to build Fortunately, most of our countries have a human reservoir of competencies that must be taken care of, and work to attract and encourage them by establishing business incubators, training young people on small entrepreneurship, motivating them to establish digital companies and establishing electronic platforms that are concerned with trade and services, as Arab youth need encouragement and development They have digital thought and provide the appropriate conditions to implement their ideas.

As he said, there is a deep global awareness of the danger of climate change. It is the problem of the times, as we see today some of its effects. Natural disasters have been frequent, such as floods, fires and epidemics, and it is worrying that our Arab region is one of the regions most affected by its consequences, and we as Arabs must speed up the development of solutions, including the development of digital economies that take into account the It contributes to solving problems by employing digital technology as a means to create wealth and serve our environmental issues, and we must encourage initiatives related to the green economy and promote sustainable solutions by taking advantage of global efforts to confront climate change.
At the end of his speech, Aboul Gheit stressed that the UAE is preparing to host important global events whose momentum must be taken advantage of to push climate action and promote Arab issues, including the development of the green economy in the region, the Dubai Expo 2020, and the Regional Climate Week, as well as the Climate Summit for the year 2023 (COP28), expressing his hope In winning the UAE hosting it and providing all the conditions necessary for its success, he renewed his thanks to the UAE leadership and people for their kind hospitality and hospitality, wishing the conference all success.

About the conference

The Conference and Exhibition of Digital Economy Technologies “Seamless Middle East 2021” will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will continue on September 29-30, 2021 under the auspices of the League of Arab States and organized by Terrapin International Conferences Organization.

This year’s conference and exhibition comes after the launch of the Arab Digital Economy Vision initiative in December 2018 in Abu Dhabi, and to complement the efforts of the Arab League in highlighting the role of advanced technologies in building social and economic systems in the region.

A large number of government officials and experts will participate in the conference to shed light on the latest technologies and challenges in the world of the digital revolution, through physical and virtual platforms for remote participation and live broadcasts of events and sessions.

Announcing the initiative to establish advanced data centers at the level of the Arab region as one of the initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy

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Date: 29 - 09 - 2021

The Arab Federation for Digital Economy launched the “Initiative to establish advanced data centers at the level of the Arab region” and as one of the initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy, during the “Seamless 2021” Conference and Exhibition on Digital Economy Technologies, which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will run on September 29-30, 2021 under the auspices of the University of Arab countries.
This initiative is one of the most important initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy, as it aims to enable developing Arab countries to own a digital infrastructure, develop and manage cloud services to support digital transformation in all economic sectors, including government services, and help them reduce capital and operational expenditures and provide alternative solutions to improve energy consumption. Providing hosting solutions

The initiative also aims to build a series of data centers connected to central systems with shared digital platforms, through which best practices and applications can be shared in the provision of health care, education and government services, data protection, cybersecurity and advanced mechanisms in data management and decision support.

 

His Excellency Dr. Ali Al-Khouri, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, said that the initiative represents the cornerstone for accelerating local capacity-building, skills development, and stimulating local innovation and entrepreneurship by providing growth opportunities for the local small and medium-sized companies sector and providing innovative solutions to social inclusion programs and achieving targets. Sustainable development, and this initiative is expected to yield great economic benefits in terms of creating jobs, attracting local and foreign investments, pushing the speed of transformation in various sectors, and enabling Arab countries to focus on implementing development programs that benefit citizens and society.

About the conference

The Conference and Exhibition of Digital Economy Technologies “Seamless Middle East 2021” will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will continue on September 29-30, 2021 under the auspices of the League of Arab States and organized by Terrapin International Conferences Organization.

This year’s conference and exhibition comes after the launch of the Arab Digital Economy Vision initiative in December 2018 in Abu Dhabi, and to complement the efforts of the Arab League in highlighting the role of advanced technologies in building social and economic systems in the region.

A large number of government officials and experts will participate in the conference to shed light on the latest technologies and challenges in the world of the digital revolution, through physical and virtual platforms for remote participation and live broadcasts of events and sessions.

Video link of the “Initiative to Establish Advanced Data Centers in the Arab Region”initiative