"Despite all the problems, Lebanon still has quite a lot of unshakeable assets," said His Excellency Sami Nmeir, Consul General of Lebanon in Dubai, speaking at the Lebanese Diaspora Summit hosted by UK Lebanon Tech Hub on March 12. The Summit gathered significant Lebanese figures in the technology and financial sectors to discuss "releasing Lebanese potential" by encouraging and supporting tech startups.

Read more: UK Lebanon Tech Hub hosts Diaspora Summit aimed at 'Releasing Lebanese Potential'

His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed has stated that he believes the key to the nation's sustainability is that the citizens of the UAE must stick to their values and ethics following an address he gave at the World Government Summit in Dubai. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior declared that the UAE's sustainability originates from a blend of its religion, culture, heritage and history which he says were reinforced by the late founding father Sheikh Zayed.

Read more: WGS 2017 – HH Sheikh Saif believes key to UAE’s sustainability is ‘ethics’

In line with Mobile World Congress 2017, Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications, Jammal Jarrah had a gathering with the Lebanese ICT Diaspora to give updates about the Lebanese Telecom sector, which was held on Wednesday March 1st, 2017 at MWC in Press Conference Room One in Media Village.

Read more: Successful gathering with his Excellency Minister Jamal Jarrah at MWC 2017- Lebanese ICT Diaspora

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has declared that the future is key in order to revive Arab civilization. Sheikh Mohammed made the remarks at his address to leaders at the World Government Summit.

Read more: WGS 2017 - HH Sheikh Mohammed declares that the Arab World possesses all potentials to recapture...

Over the last thirty years, Qualcomm have driven advancements in mobile technology that changed everything about the phone. Using their innovative solutions, they have been at the forefront of 3G and 4G technologies which have ultimately enabled us all to be able to put a smartphone in our pockets. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf delivered his keynote speech in which he outlined how the company was leading the world to 5G - a world described as a technological revolution that will have a dramatic impact on our lives. So, what exactly can we expect from 5G?

Read more: CES 2017: Qualcomm CEO insists 5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity

At a recent press conference in Dubai hosted by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, the key word #GenMobile was introduced by Aruba’s Middle East and Turkey Regional Director, Mr. Ammar Enaya. The term refers to employees defined by their preference for mobility both in terms of the devices they use and their approach to work. Aruba, which prides itself on providing smarter networks that are insightful and predictable to accelerate the transition to smart buildings, held the press conference to extend its expertise in preparing IT firms and telcos for the future of enterprise mobility.

Read more: Adapting to the uncontrollable nature of mobile, IoT and cloud

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared during a video address made to leaders at the World Government Summit in Dubai  that diversity is the key pillar for growth and critical in order to create new ideas and foster innovation. Mr. Abe was officially represented at the summit by Japan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura.

Read more: WGS 2017 - Japanese Prime Minister declares ‘diversity’ as the key to creating new ideas and...

Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations by hosting the best and largest high level executive ICT gathering at the Telecom Review Summit Excellence Awards ceremony. These awards recognize industry leaders for their efficiency and hard work in 2016, and are a special way for Telecom Review to help celebrate the winner's success.

Read more: Telecom Review's 7th Industry Leaders Summit honors the best of the telecom industry with its...

IMF (International Monetary Fund) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde has praised the UAE for leading other Gulf countries in its preparations to implement taxation that will be effective from January 1st, 2018. The IMF chief was speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, and told residents in the Gulf region that they must 'get used' to taxation in order to continue the investment in large-scale public infrastructure projects.

Read more: WGS 2017 - IMF chief praises UAE for leading other Gulf countries towards the introduction of tax

Telecom Review hosted its 7th successful annual Summit on December 13, 2016, held under the recurring theme: ‘It’s All About SMART Networking’. Once again, the Summit gathered the best telecom and ICT industry leaders under one roof at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, to share knowledge and insights about transitions happening within the telecom and ICT industry. This year’s event focused on ICT as being the heart of a ‘Smart City’. Esteemed guests included His Excellency Mr. Yasser El Kady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech.

Read more: Telecom Review Summit 2016 was all about ICT as the heart of a 'Smart City'

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