Deals worth nearly QR4.5bn signed during Qitcom 2019
November 02 2019 11:16 PM
MoI pavilion at Qitcom 2019.
MoI pavilion at Qitcom 2019.

QNA/Doha

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti announced that the value of transactions concluded during the Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (Qitcom 2019) amounted to about QR4.5bn.

In a press statement on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of Qitcom 2019 which was held on Friday evening, HE al-Sulaiti said that the fifth edition was the largest in terms of the value of contracts signed, and that this value includes all contracts signed by the parties that participated in Qitcom.

Meanwhile, Reem al-Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development Sector at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), said in a speech during the closing ceremony, that about 39,000 people visited the Qitcom expo which lasted four days.

Al-Mansoori said the fifth edition of Qitcom, which was organised under the theme 'Safe, Smart Cities', was held in a nod to what Qatar is aspiring to achieve and excel at regionally and globally, and that is the building of safe, smart cities the citizens of which enjoy a high quality of life and services, as well as a robust, diverse, and sustainable economy.

"The notable annual growth in the outcomes of Qitcom is a key indicator of the progress Qatar has made on its journey towards digital transformation and of the developments in the Qatari market and infrastructure, which render it an attractive destination for local and international investments, with the potential to build an exciting future."

Al-Mansoori explained that Qatar realised, thanks to its wise leadership, the importance of digital transformation and adopting the trend towards building smart cities as a strategic option to face the increasing pressures exerted by rapid urbanisation on traditional infrastructure, pointing out that such conferences, exhibitions and other initiatives and awards launched by Qatar are part of the country's digital transformation strategy, which the MoTC works to support, and encourages all government and non-governmental institutions to adopt and participate in it.

Al-Mansoori highlighted that the MoTC supports local entrepreneurs and talents, and it is well aware of the potential of the technological and digital fields and the excellence of talent in the Qatari market, and that it is aware of its role in supporting them and celebrating the success stories day after day.

During the closing ceremony, the MoTC announced the organistaions and companies that won Qatar Digital Business Awards as well as the booths that won Qitcom awards.

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti honoured the award winners.





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