Under the patronage of His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Digital Economy Conference and Exhibition (Seamless Middle East 2022) will be launched in Dubai on May 31 and next June 1, at the exhibition grounds at the World Trade Center, jointly organized by the League of States The Arab League, the Arab Union for the Digital Economy, and The Terrapin International Company for organizing conferences.
It is expected that this year the conference will witness the announcement of the Arab Digital Economy Index 2022 report, which is one of the most important initiatives of the Arab vision for the digital economy that was announced in Abu Dhabi in 2018. The report aims to portray the current digital and economic situation for all Arab countries, and to highlight strengths, opportunities and areas development and presenting key visions and recommendations to policy and decision makers in the Arab region in order to achieve long-term economic and digital growth goals, improve productivity levels, and grow the labor market and business.
The conference and exhibition is considered the largest in the Middle East in the field of digital economy topics, with the participation of 350 international companies.
This year’s edition will witness a distinguished presence, as more than 10,000 visitors have been registered so far, with the participation of more than 350 speakers from international bodies such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the International Telecommunication Union, in 200 specialized sessions on the sidelines of the exhibition that shed light on the latest technologies and challenges in the world of revolution. digital.
A selection of international experts will participate in the conference sessions in the main themes of the conference, which are smart services and applications, financial services, digital payments, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and banking services, in addition to dozens of sessions and lectures on advanced digital applications in the public and private sectors.
The Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for Digital Economy offered its sincere condolences and sympathy to the leadership and people of the Emirates on the death of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , may God have mercy on him, who was an outstanding leader who gave a lot to his country, his nation and the whole world.
The council stated that the election of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “may God protect him”, as President of the United Arab Emirates is an extension of the Emirates’ distinguished path, with the wisdom of its leadership and its keenness to promote joint Arab action.
Dr. Ali Mohamed Al-Khouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, said: The UAE will live in a historical stage under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan , President of the State, “may God protect him”, as His Highness is a wise and inspiring leader, and a humanitarian personality, with extensive experience and skill of influence. Strong and inspiring.. We ask God Almighty to grant him success in his duties and responsibilities, and in achieving national goals and strengthening Arab integration efforts in light of a reality full of challenges, in a way that enhances regional and global peace, security and stability.
The Board of Directors of the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, the late, God willing, mourned the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away next to his Lord today, Friday, May 13.
His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Al-Khouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors, expressed his sincere condolences and sincere sympathy to the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates in this great loss.
Dr. said. Al-Khouri: “We mourn for ourselves and the Arab and Islamic nation the deceased, who, during his reign, completed the path of the father of the Arabs, Sheikh Zayed, may God Almighty have mercy on him, in wisdom and giving, and in the empowerment and renaissance of the United Arab Emirates, and contributed to its emergence as a soft power and as an entity with regional and international influence.”
His Excellency the Chairman of the Board of Directors added, “We pray to the Almighty God to bless the deceased with his vast mercy, and to dwell in his vast gardens, and we belong to God and to Him we shall return.”
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, passed away today, Friday, as the Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourned the people of the Emirates, the Arab and Islamic nations, and the whole world, the leader of the nation and the patron of his march, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State who moved next to his Lord Friday, May 13, 2022.
And the UAE announced official mourning and flags at half-mast for a period of 40 days, starting from Friday, and suspending work in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions, and the private sector for 3 days, starting from Saturday.
In a meeting that included the most prominent federations and organizations operating under the umbrella of the League of Arab States, its officials discussed the implementation of an international platform for the multidimensional digital economy. The platform aims primarily to provide a digital environment to link commercial institutions in the Arab region with countries of the world in terms of buying and selling services, tenders, auctions, insurance services, financing and freight forwarding (land, sea and air) in order to enhance the security of the smoothness of global commercial activities and maximize efficiency and logistics and to spread and activate the digital transformation in the Arab region .
The meeting brought together senior officials from the Arab Union for Digital Economy, the Union of Arab Banks, the Arab Organization for Information Technology (Tunisia), the General Arab Insurance Union (Egypt), the Global Alliance for Logistics (GCEL) and officials from the League of Arab States.
This meeting comes in the context of the memorandum of understanding signed between the Arab Union for Digital Economy, the Union of Arab Banks and the Global Logistics Alliance at the end of 2021.
The UAE has adopted a Digital Economy Council with the aim of doubling the contribution of the digital economy to the UAE’s GDP in the year 2031, and enhancing the implementation of the initiatives of the UAE’s strategy for the digital economy in all economic sectors, as the contribution of the digital economy – according to published statistics – in the economic sectors of GDP The total is 9.7%, and the non-oil GDP is 11.7%, and the UAE is among the top 25% of countries at the level of the most important global digital indicators.
The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy valued this initiative, noting that it comes in the context of the main recommendations of the Arab vision for the digital economy, which was launched at the end of 2018 in Abu Dhabi, after it was prepared in cooperation with the American Harvard University, Cairo University, international organizations and a group of international experts working at the United Nations. The World Bank, the International Economic Cooperation Organization, and the European Union.
The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy also called on the Arab countries to adopt and create specialized bodies and councils that include in their membership various disciplines and business sectors, especially education, health, trade, industry and infrastructure to enable the launch of national development projects that benefit from the capabilities of the digital economy and to achieve economic growth that is more flexible and rapid and commensurate with global conditions and changes and regional.
The Arab Federation for Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of the Forum of Specific Arab Federations in the League of Arab States, participated in the meeting of the Executive Consultative Office, which was held in the United Arab Emirates – Dubai on March 28-29, 2022, in the presence of His Excellency Minister Plenipotentiary Muhammad Khair Abdel Qader, Director of the Department of Arab Organizations and Federations at the University Arab countries, and His Excellency Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Jarwan, head of the Executive Office and President of the General Union of Arab Experts.
The meeting was attended by a number of officials in the federations, members of the Executive Office of the Forum of Specific Arab Federations in the League of Arab States.
The meeting of the Permanent Executive Office comes within the framework of preparations for the fifth session of the Forum of Specialized Arab Federations in order to follow up on its work and study the various issues and difficulties facing the Arab federations in their work with the aim of developing ideas and visions that contribute to solving some problems facing the Arab region and activating the work mechanisms of the federations to serve the joint Arab action .
His Excellency Ambassador Mohamdy Ahmed Neya, Secretary-General of the Council of Arab Economic Unity, accompanied by His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Al-Khouri, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Union for Digital Economy, member of the Executive Office of Quality Unions at the Arab League, visited Expo Dubai 2020, where he inspected Some Arab pavilions, including the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Mauritania.
His Excellency Ambassador Mohamdy praised the UAE’s achievement in organizing this global event, pointing out that the success of the exhibition confirms the country’s leadership orientation that reaching the summit and realizing hopes and ambitions requires will, determination, sound planning and tireless follow-up, noting that one of the most important lessons of this unprecedented historical achievement in the Arab world is The importance of investing in people, and that the UAE has placed people since the beginning of the founding stage at the hands of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul,” at the top of its priorities and as the supreme goal of development and construction. In a way that makes it happy and achieves the dreams and aspirations of its people and those residing on its land.
The Arab Federation for Digital Economy participated in the activities of the second expert meeting dedicated to researchers and experts from countries and organizations involved in developing the Arab digital agenda, which was held at the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel, New Cairo, from 7-10 March 2022.
It is worth noting that the Federation is a key member of the team that crystallizes the Arab strategy for communications and information, to prepare a vision for building an information and communication technology sector that can enable economic development in the Arab world.
The meetings were attended by a number of officials from the League of Arab States, the United Nations ESCWA, and the task forces involved in developing the Arab digital agenda.
Through its participation in the committee, the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy aims to enhance the economic impact of the information and communication technology sector in the national economy, enhance e-commerce and its role in marketing technological and digital services, and maximize digital business.
The United Nations ESCWA managed the meeting over a period of four days, as it is the technical supervisor of the Arab Digital Agenda project.
The activities of the Arab Digital Economy Forum were launched in the context of the Arab Digital Economy Vision project that 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, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
The conference was held under the patronage of His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, at Expo 2020 Dubai, organized by the Arab Union for Digital Economy.
The forum was officially inaugurated in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, His Excellency Yassin Al Mahdi Walid, Prime Minister in charge of Emerging Enterprises and the Knowledge Economy in the State of Algeria, and His Excellency Ambassador Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary-General, Head of the Office of the Secretary-General, and Commissioner-General of the League of Arab States to Expo 2020 Dubai, His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Union for Digital Economy, His Excellency Jumaa Al Keet, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, and His Excellency Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport – League of Arab States, and a number From a large number of ambassadors of Arab countries and Arab delegations, and a wide international participation of speakers from the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, Harvard University, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
A large number of government officials and experts in the Arab region, as well as representatives of international organizations from the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Harvard University, participated in the forum’s sessions.
The main themes of the working papers at the forum touched on the Arab Digital Agenda project supervised by the Arab League, highlighting some of the most important digital transformation projects in the Arab region, and global trends for sustainable development and digital transformation in the e-learning and e-commerce sector.
The sessions also focused on the importance and advantages of digital transformation, and its positive effects on societies, in terms of the contribution of transformation projects to improving operating efficiency and productivity and reducing the cost of transactions, as well as providing new opportunities for commercial projects, and its significant impact on employment and job creation, and its contribution to accelerating comprehensive development processes. And doubling the return on investment, in addition to implementing quality standards and government governance.
The sessions dealt with the importance and comprehensiveness of legal and legislative frameworks to ensure the success and sustainability of digital transformation projects.