150 delegates attend Middle East Smart Cities Summit

December 11, 2013 - 12:31:32 pm


Officials during a discussion at the 2nd Annual Middle East Smart Cities Summit yesterday.
DOHA: The 2nd Annual Middle East Smart Cities Summit, which was organised under the theme ‘Gateway to a Smart and Sustainable Future’, came to a close yesterday as around 150 delegates and participants from across the region attended the two-day session. 

The summit saw discussions and exchange of information on the latest advancements in methods, systems and technologies related to sustainable developments for a Smart City transformation.

The summit was organised by Fleming Gulf, one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, and was held in association with the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) and supported by Qatar Rail Company and the National Transport Authority (NTA), United Arab Emirates. 

“These past two days have proven to be extremely informative even for acknowledged experts in this field,” said Dr Yousef Al Horr, Founding Chairman, GORD. “With our aim of coming up with the most viable, cost-efficient yet most effective solutions of achieving regional and even global sustainable development objectives, the discussions have undoubtedly contributed in an extremely positive way towards our journey to such goals.

The summit also witnessed an keynote presentations by Dr Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Khudairi, Deputy Governor and Undersecretary, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia, who spoke about ‘Smart Cities and the Strategic Challenges’. 

Daniel Leckel, Chief Technical Officer from Qatar Rail presented the Smart City planning for Doha Metro in line with the Qatar’s National Vision 2030. 

“Qatar has been at the forefront of sustainable development with the Lusail City project – Qatar’s first sustainable city and largest sustainable development in the region,” said Hussain Naimi, CEO‘s Advisor for Smart City, Lusail Real Estate Development Company.

The summit main sponsors and partners included Vodafone Qatar, Huawei, COBA Middle East, PwC Qatar and Qatar Project Management.

The Peninsula
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