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    Cairo ICT 2018

    Last updated: 29 November 2018

    The 22nd edition of Cairo ICT, a leading international ICT trade fair and forum for the Middle East and Africa, was held under the auspices of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on November 25-28, at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC).

    During the inauguration ceremony, el-Sisi delivered a speech, in which he emphasized the importance of the telecommunications sector as an essential pillar contributing to improving the lives of citizens, through implanting technology and using its latest systems nationwide. He also highlighted the need to continue efforts and launch innovative initiatives in this regard to meet global challenges and drive economic growth.

    El-Sisi inspected a number of the exhibition's pavilions of the Egyptian government agencies such as the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Military Production, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Egypt National Post Organization (ENPO), and the National Anti-Corruption Academy. He also visited a number of halls for a number of private companies, including mobile networks operators and fiber optic manufacturing companies.

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat delivered a speech, in which he showcased the Egyptian government's experience in developing the ICT sector. He also reviewed the fields of cooperation and exchange of experiences with a number of regional and international entities.

    During Cairo ICT, Talaat witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol between Silicon Waha, affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Vodafone Egypt, aiming to expand Vodafone business in Egypt and create more job opportunities in the new technology parks.

    The ICT Minister also witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and Silicon Waha to implement a specialized competition for qualifying start-ups and small companies to develop, operate and maintain smart city solutions and systems.

    On the second day of Cairo ICT, the ICT Minister met with the Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications Jamal El Jarrah. The meeting discussed means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the ICT field and benefiting from the Egyptian expertise in capacity building and training. Following the meeting, Talaat accompanied his Lebanese counterpart in a tour to inspect the pavilions of the ministries, government entities and national and international private sector companies at Cairo ICT.

    In addition, Talaat also met with the Greek Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Nikos Pappas, where they discussed means of cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, most notably the transition into a digital society. During the meeting, they agreed to exchange expertise and learn about the Egyptian experience in linking the government databases, as well as the Greek experience in developing smart agriculture applications, in line with the EU Agriculture Quality Standards, through delegations of technical experts.

    The ICT Minister also met with the Officer-in-Charge of the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) Salem Avan, Director of the United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) program Omar Mohsen and the Information Technology Officer at the UN-OICT Jorge Martinez. The meeting discussed the vision of the UNTIL strategy at the international level, the road map and the scope of work for the regional lab in Egypt. The UNTIL scope of work in its first phase targets developing innovative solutions in four areas, including combating epidemics, supporting People with Disabilities (PwDs) education, rationalizing water consumption, and managing industrial waste.

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