Digital conference Arabnet Digital Summit 2014 will hold its second edition from June 3 till June 5 at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm. Connecting Arab businesses with global industry leaders, the conference is expected to draw in over 130 international and regional speakers, 1000 attendees, and 50 fast-growing digital Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).
The summit will feature a “Forum Track”, which will explore the latest developments in e- business, including e-commerce, digital marketing and advertising, social media, and mobile, as well the technologies disrupting traditional markets. This track will also highlight the hottest technology trends, such as 3D printing, wearable technology, and mobile wallets, among others.
Leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem—including angel and venture capital investors, accelerators, NGOs and government stakeholders—will join the “Startup Track” to have in-depth discussions about supporting entrepreneurs through the life cycle of their company, from ideation, to product development, to multinational expansion.
The summit will also feature the “Insights Track”, which presents case studies, white papers, focused stats, and debates revolving around the latest digital trends in MENA.
Running parallel to the main tracks is the side track that is packed with workshops, networking sessions, and press conferences. The Summit’s agenda also includes various exciting activities, ranging from a networking cocktail reception to invitation-only roundtables.
The third day of the Summit will hold the Developer Championship, where the 16 top developers from different Arab countries who won in their country’s tournament will compete head-to-head for the title of Top Coder.
Speed networking is the latest addition to ArabNet’s events: it was featured for the first time in ArabNet Beirut 2014 and was a highlight of the conference. Building on its initial success, ArabNet will again organize speed networking sessions at the Digital Summit.
Online registration for the summit begins today with special discounts for students and youth.