|Ericsson Middle East Media Summit Closes Successfully in Lebanon|
Key players from the Middle East telecommunications industry gathered together for the first ever Ericsson Middle East Media Summit in Beirut on November 23rd. Ericsson hosted the event under the high patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers, His Excellency Mr. Najib Mikati, Lebanon Prime Minister, and The Lebanese Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui in an effort to start an open dialogue within the industry highlighting upcoming challenges and opportunities as well as industry trends.
“As communications technology is continuously changing the lives of individuals and the way they communicate with one another, Ericsson firmly believes that the journey to the Networked Society has already begun in the region and the company expects that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020 globally,” said Anders Lindblad, Ericsson’s President and Head of Region Middle East and Africa. “We are therefore hoping to start the conversation regionally and tap into the experience of some of the most successful companies and individuals in the region that dominate the telecommunication industry as well as related industries. Two weeks ago, we were in Hong Kong at the Global NEST event, and this week we will be kicking off our regional event in Beirut, where we aim to discuss the evolution of telecommunication and the Networked Society in the Middle East, and highlight the role that Ericsson and its partners have to play in contributing to the future development of ICT.”
The event included a number of keynote speeches, as well as debates covering topics such as the journey to the Networked Society, the impact of social media on the evolution of the telecommunication and media sectors, innovation in the industry, as well as a number of moderated discussions.