DUBAI, 1st June, 2022 (WAM) — In the presence of Andry Rajoelina, President of the Republic of Madagascar, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inaugurated the Digital Economy Conference and Exhibition, Seamless Middle East 2022, which was held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai and under the auspices of the Arab League and Terrapinn International.
The conference comes as part of the Arab vision for the digital economy project, which was announced in Abu Dhabi in December 2018.
It also comes with the generous support and patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and a number of international institutions and organisations such as Harvard University and experts from the UN and the World Bank.
Sheikh Saif attended the opening ceremony of the conference, and witnessed the launch of the Arab Digital Economy Index 2022, the first Arab index to measure the development of digital economy practices across the Arab region. The new index followed two older versions of the index in 2018 and 2020.
The conference witnessed a huge turnout of government officials from all over the Arab region, as well as a select number of leaders from the private sector and international experts, who took part in the conference sessions and shed light on international experiences in the main themes of the conference, including digital government, digital security, e-payments, e-commerce platforms, and retail sector technologies, Fintech, banking, digital identity, and logistics.
The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, in addition to a number of regional and international minister and officials.
Accompanied by President of Madagascar, Sheikh Saif toured the exhibition held alongside Seamless Middle East 2022 and both officials were briefed on the latest technology presented at the event.
Participants expressed their appreciation for the great displays by the 350 companies and 100 startups taking part in the event.