The Qatar IT Conference & Exhibition (QITCOM) 2019 is taking place from October 29 to November 1 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha.
Themed ‘Safe, Smart Cities,’ the exhibition features over 100 speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and 300 innovators and entrepreneurs, making it a one-stop-shop for attendees to learn about smart technologies and exchange next-generation knowledge.
Since its first edition, QITCOM has become Qatar's largest digital technology event bringing together decision-makers, digital technology companies, IT industry professionals, global thought leaders and experts in order to build a better digital future for Qatar.
It also plays an important role as a major platform linking startups with investors.
Occupying up to 25,000-square-meter of space, the 5th edition of QITCOM will enable participants to review the latest smart technology solutions and share knowledge.
The exhibition will comprise a range of activities and events to support entrepreneurship and innovation in the Entrepreneurship Zone including five key platforms that combine diverse digital sectors: Startup Hub, CodeCamp, Make the Deal, IdeaCamp and Innovation Theatre.
This year’s edition of QITCOM is particularly significant because it will host Qatar’s first Smart City Expo Doha (SCED), in partnership with the organizers of Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), Fira de Barcelona.
At the conference, local and international speakers will address topics related to smart cities namely, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence and urban planning.
QITCOM will also accompany the Munich Security Conference's main group meeting and the Round Table meeting on cybersecurity at QNCC, which will bring together high-level representatives from governments and institutions, business, academic and military communities to discuss regional and global security issues and raise awareness about cybersecurity issues.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has launched a special application for QITCOM 2019 on smartphones with the aim of facilitating communication between exhibitors and visitors.
The app contains all the information about the event including the activities and sessions in addition to providing a feature that allows the possibility of direct broadcasting of events.
The exhibition is being held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and is supported by 28 local and international sponsors.
The strategic sponsors for QITCOM 2019 are Qatar Free Zones Authority, Ooredoo, and Qatar National Bank, while the Mwani Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Microsoft, Qatar Rail Corporation, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Vodafone Qatar are the official sponsors. Qatar Airways is the sponsor of the Gala Dinner and the Qatar Digital Business Awards.
Other sponsors include Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), MEEZA, IBM, Dell Technologies, Intel, Malomatia, GBM, Huawei and, SAP, Milaha as Pearl sponsors. Mowasalat, Cisco and Al Mannai Corporation are Gold sponsors, while Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Q-Terminals, BI.Zone, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Deloitte and Thales are silver sponsors.
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