ABU DHABI – 16 December 2018: The first Arab Digital Economy Conference kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday under the aegis of Sheikh Mohamed bin Ziyad al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE’s armed forces.
Chairman of the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy and an adviser to the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) Ali el Khoury voiced hope that the two-day conference would be a turning point in developing the digital economy.
Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt Tarek Amer and former telecommunications minister Atef Helmi attended the first session.
The conference will for the first time present an initiative for a common Arab digital economy strategy under the theme of “A Common Vision For an Arab Digital Economy Initiative.”
The council had chosen Abu Dhabi to kick off the conference in its first ever edition because the leaders of the UAE presented their expertise and achievements in supporting a common Arab vision for a digital economy.
The conference will showcase different parts of the strategy, as well the economic opportunities in Arab countries that have resulted from the digital transformation.