Egypt’s Telecom Minister Heads to UAE’s Government Summit 2014 Today

Eng. Atef Helmy, Egyptian Telecom Minister departed Cairo early Monday to attend the Government Summit 2014 which will be kicking off today in Dubai from February 10-12.

The world’s most respected government and business leaders, decision makers, executives and experts will gather for the 2nd annual UAE Government Summit.

More than 60 international speakers will lead comprehensive and insightful sessions on ways to shape the future of government services that meet and exceed the expectations of citizens and promote their happiness.

The Summit strengthens international cooperation between public and private sectors.

“The Government Summit has underlined its global credentials by hosting an elite line-up of international speakers including high-level government officials and key decision-makers, who will lead an interactive discussion agenda to further enhance government services around the world,” said Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Head of the Organising Committee for the Government Summit.

The 2014 Government Summit will bring together government and business leaders, and subject matter experts, to collaborate on new and innovative ways to make governments around the world even more responsive and accessible to the people they serve.

The importance of the Egyptian participation comes to review several numbers of issues and offer the leading international experiences in many vital sectors which need creative and renewable of governmental services, along with making the best use of IT, Health and social services come at the top of discussion.

On the first day of the Summit, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, will launch the “Dubai Government 2021” initiative. Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, will launch the development strategy of Ajman on the third day of the Summit.

Also on the first day, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, will address a key session on “exceptional leadership”. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, will address the main session on the second day on “partnership and innovation in delivering government services.”

Professor Klaus Schwab, president and founder of the World Economic Forum will deliver the keynote speech at the opening of the Summit. William Danvers, Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, will also deliver a keynote address on the same day.

The Summit’s technology partnerships reflect the level of commitment demonstrated by these global giants, and highlight the key role that the private sector can play in advancing innovation and creativity in government services, making them more customer-centric, especially in line with the transformation towards m-government smart services.