With the support and cooperation of the Smart Cities Council and Information Technology Authority – ITA , the Sultanate of Oman will host the first conference and exhibition dedicated to discussing the economic value and benefits for citizens when implementing smart cities projects in the country.

Taking place at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC), which is part of Madinat Al Irfan Urban Development by OMRAN, the event will focus under the theme “Empowering Smart Nation” on what defines a smart city as well as explore how to adapt the concept to best meet the unique needs for each city. Speakers will include thought leaders from Oman and experts presenting case studies from around the world.

Oman’s digital strategy was led by ITA more than a decade ago and was successful in paving the way for building a future-proof ICT infrastructure. This solid infrastructure enables the creation of new ventures that contribute to the country’s GDP. Read more »

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Dr. Salim Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi
CEO of ITA

Said Al-Mandhari
CEO at Oman Broadband Company

Graham Colclough
Chairman, Smart Cities Council Europe

Sheikh Talal Said Marhoon Al Mamari
CEO of Omantel

Sheikh Saif Bin Hilal Al Hosni
Microsoft

PROGRAM SPEAKERS

Ian Charles Dench
Ooredoo

Ghazi Atallah
NeXgen Group

Ammar Sabbagh
Smart Sustainable City

Ahmed M.Raafat
Microsoft

Dr Ali Al Shidhani
Research Council Oman

Ammar Al Kharusi
Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran)

Saud Al Nofali
National Centre for Statistics and Information

Dr. Oualid Ali
GUtech and Future Cities Council

Engr. Mohammed Shamsher Ali
RESTART Company Riyadh

Bill Nelson
Rose Associates

Christine Beylouni
FTTH Council MENA

Roshan Dayarathne
Sri Lanka Telecom

Naoufel Kraiem
Sultan Qaboos University

Caesar Moussalli
Ministry of Manpower

Keith Miller
Salience

Mohammed Najwani
Ooredoo

Richard Jones
VenturaNext

Dr Paul W France
Oman Broadband Company

Taalib Al Rashdi
Oman Broadband Company

Ali Kashoob
Omantel

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Oman’s leading projects master developer is Strategic Partner at Smart City Summit

Omran, the master developer of major tourism, heritage and urban developments in Oman has joined the Smart City Summit as a strategic partner, taking place from the 28-29 March 2017 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Demonstrating it’s role in creating authentic and memorable lifestyle destinations that are specifically designed to support the Sultanate’s Visit Website »

Smart City Summit “Shares our vision and helps promote Oman as destination for knowledge sharing”

Commenting on Oman Broad Band strategic partnership with Smart City Summit, Said Al Mandhari, CEO of Oman Broad Band sees the event as “an opportunity to highlight business opportunities for the global market” Oman Broadband Company was founded in 2014 as a joint-stock company wholly owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. Visit Website »

Smart registration and networking solutions of POKEN to ease registration at Smart City Summit Oman

Poken, a cloud-based event management platform will create richer engagement at Smart City Summit in Oman. A seamless ecosystem of tools and technology which consists of digital spark USB device that will be given to all delegates and sponsors. Attendees will have a cloud based account to access information Visit Website »

Smart City Summit extends visibility in Asia with AsianNGO and Impact Magazine

AsianNGO is a media venture of Asian Development Media Inc. It produces the Impact magazine, Weekly Newsletter, Learning Series, and Grants & Opportunities Portal, reaching more than 5,000 readers in print and 40,000 subscribers online. The magazine will circulate news about Smart City summit to its online subscribers in Asia. Visit Website »

Bayt.com are now Smart Career Partner of Smart City Summit

Bayt.com is the #1 job site in the Middle East, offering a complete range of end-to-end employment solutions and career planning tools. Founded in 2000, Bayt.com is fully functional in English, Arabic and French, and offers the fastest, easiest, most effective and cost-efficient methods for employers to find quality candidates, and for job seekers to find top jobs Visit Website »

Smart Cities World Forum Media Partner at Smart City Summit

Smart Cities Expo World Forum combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of Smart City Experts from around the globe. The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Visit Website »