12 GCC e-Government Forum

Venue: Al-Murooj Rotana

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: May 20, 2006 End Date/Time: May 23, 2006
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Description

THEME:
The forum will focus on latest developments & initiatives and emphasize on where global e-Government projects are heading to? And how a planned approach can ensure their success? It highlights how other nations are preparing their communities, business and managements with the use of the latest technology that has been effectively put together by their e-government projects.



GOALS OF THE FORUM:
The forum offers sessions that emphasize on a well planned approach towards e-Government; They highlight e-initiatives by worldwide governments that have improved the delivery of government services by bringing together community and technology leaders with professionals who run worldwide e-Government projects. The program is designed to provide a unique platform for knowledge sharing and interaction enabling you with a better perspective on E-governance and its future.


TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

1) Raise awareness and spark engagement among policymakers of the importance of tackling the major issues while pursuing e-government activities.

2) Convene and evaluate e-government achievements of the GCC with interaction and knowledge exchange with experts and practitioners to develop strategies to expand the relevance and accessibility of e-government.

3) Develop a set of guiding principles that can be used as a "call to action" for better e-government policies in the context of reinventing government processes and the need to ensure access to government information and services for all.

4) Publish a post-conference report to summarizing the activities the forum and the collective wisdom of participants.

PARTICIPANTS:

Delegate Teams from E-Government Agencies, Departments
Senior public sector and government officials entrusted with e-government development
Other C-Level Officers from government and private orgs
Board Members, Directors and senior managers
IT & Telecom procurement managers
Telecom Service Providers
Internet Service Providers
IT Solution Providers
Banking and Financial Institution officials
Research and Development Managers
Network Engineers
IT professionals
Telecom Systems Managers
Business Development Managers
Communications managers
Independent / Corporate Consultants
Social Researchers & Academicians

REGISTRATION:

Conference fees are to be made payable to “Datamatix”. The registration fee will cover conference attendance, daily lunches (during the conference), snacks, the opening ceremony, the banquet and printed conference materials. All participants are welcome to complete their registration at least one month prior to the start of the event. The registrations can be done at the website www.datamatixgroup.com or by contacting the organizers.


MEDIA:

The organizer's welcome worldwide media to join the event. Please request for accreditation at info@datamatixgroup.com


TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION:

All participants will be responsible for all expenses to their travel and accommodation. The conference committee will provide assistance in securing hotel reservations, entry visas and reception at the airport.

SPEAKERS:

The organizers welcome presentations from worldwide economic experts on the key themes and related issues. Please submit your speaker credentials at the www.datamatixgroup.com

PRESENTATIONS, MATERIALS:
Each delegate will be provided with a copy of all presentations. In addition, all approved research, papers and reports will be compiled and uploaded at the event website. Each participant will be provided and access password to the presentations so that he can download and use each of the presentations.

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