Huawei to Host Annual SAMENA Leaders’ Summit 2021 to Drive Digital-led Economic Growth

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Summit to be held under the theme ‘Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality’

Dubai, UAE: Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, will host this year’s SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit for the 8th consecutive year. The highly awaited Summit will be held under the theme ‘Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality’, and will gather industry leaders to discuss the need to drive a digital-led economic growth to bring life back on track post COVID-19.

The SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit 2021 will welcome Chairmen and CEOs from private sectors, policy makers and top decision-makers from various regulatory authorities, spanning the Middle East, Asia and North Africa regions, as well as global leaders and entities focused on institutionalizing and fostering cross-sector collaboration. The Summit’s premier virtual destination for leadership aims to open dialogue and exchange expertise on matters ranging from digital economics, value ecosystems and various advanced technologies. This comes at a time when the GCC has become the first region in the world to adopt 5G technology, and the Middle has become a reference point for global 5G commercial use.

Following the year 2020 and in the wake of 5G developments, there is a particular need to sustain momentum around economic development opportunities, both in established and emerging markets, from multiple sectors and verticals. There is also a need to leverage the role of broadband networks and advanced mobile technologies to foster sustainable growth of the newly emerging social and business value ecosystems.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for telecommunications networks to support home offices, distance learning and telemedicine to maintain social distancing. In order to meet this demand, 5G technology is the ultimate option to support network pressure, which requires strengthening digital infrastructure to make systems more resilient and sustainable for future.

Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, said: “We are honored to once again host the annual SAMENA Leaders’ Summit 2021 and demonstrate our contribution in supporting societies recover in a post-pandemic era. The Summit provides a significant platform to discuss the key role of the ICT sector in building a more resilient, successful and sustainable future, thus strengthening economies across the region and beyond. Our participation reflects our firm belief and commitment towards an open, transparent, and collaborative ecosystem to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.”

From his side, Bocar BA, CEO & Board Member, said: “SAMENA Council’s cooperation with Huawei for the Summit further highlights our long-standing partnership to address the key objectives of the ICT industry with the aim to develop a sustainable and digital economies. We are currently living in unprecedented times, and now more than ever, we need to accelerate digitalization and connectivity, and the Leaders’ Summit is going to address just that. We look forward to seeing industry experts discuss collaborations as the world embraces new norms in socialization.”

In the present, the ICT industry requires capabilities and ecosystems to cope with the industry digitalization. Huawei, together with carriers and industry partners, has explored the application of 5G in more than 300 projects, established multiple 5G joint innovation centers, and actively participated in more than 400 standards organizations. This comes in line with Huawei’s vision to integrate ICT capabilities,

The Leaders’ Summit 2021 is being held at a time when the intrinsic value of 5G and other allied digital technologies are being assessed against the social and business values they create, and as the private sector seeks new opportunities and incentives to invest, sustainably.

About Huawei:

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.