Grand Hyatt Dubai
Grand Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt Dubai Oud Metha Road, Dubai Healthcare City Riyadh Street - Near Sheikh Rashid Rd - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Mon Mar 6 +04 - Thu Mar 9 +04 (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Mar 5 3:00pm - Wed Mar 8 3:00pm
Location Grand Hyatt Dubai
Grand Hyatt Dubai Oud Metha Road, Dubai Healthcare City Riyadh Street - Near Sheikh Rashid Rd - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

This is the largest carrier meeting for the Middle Eastern region, uniting the region’s key ICT players representing the carrier, cloud, hyperscaler, content, digital infrastructure, edge, software, data centre and technology industries.


2022 Past Speakers

Eng. Arkan Al-Shaibani
The Iraqi Minister of Communication

Abou Moustafa
Vice President Medium & Large Enterprise and Datamena, EITC

Ali Amiri
Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, e& (ITW Global Leaders' Forum member)

Mohammed Alabbadi
Chief Wholesale Officer, stc (ITW Global Leaders' Forum member)

Kamil Hilali
CEO, Zain Global Connect, CSO, Zain Group

Bassam Al-Bassam
Deputy Minister – Telecom And Infrastructure, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology KSA

Bevan Slattery
Founder and Director,

Otto Kreiter
Principal - Global Infrastructure, Google

Sohail Qadir
VP Wholesale, Omantel

Veer Arjun Passi
Group CEO, Kalaam Telecom | Tawasul Telecom

Jennifer Holmes

Nina Cummins
EMEA Public Policy Manager, Meta

Sameh Sobhy
Managing Director, META Region, PCCW Global

Mahesh Jaishankar
CEO, Arc Solutions

Carl Roberts
Partner, Hadaara Consulting

Mohamed Eldahshory
Global Projects and Submarine Cable Development Director, Telecom Egypt

Eyad Abu Khorma
Founder & CEO, Aqaba Digital Hub

Nigel Bayliff
CEO, Aqua Comms (ITW Global Leaders' Forum Community member)

Mustapha Louni
Senior Vice President, Middle East, Africa & Greater India, Uptime Institute

Adil Alaskah
International Cable Management GM, stc

Kamel Tawil
Managing Director, Middle East & North Africa, Equinix

Ivo Ivanov
CEO, De-CIX International

Peter van Burgel

Ricardo Orcero
Network Investments Submarine Cables EMEA, Meta

Sam Evans
Senior Partner, Delta Partners

Johann Adjovi
Partner, Analysys Mason

Ian Clarke
VP Global Submarine Systems, Ciena

James Bellis
Director, Frontier Economics

Gavin Rea
Chief Technical Officer, Gulf Bridge International (GBI)

Brendan Press
CCO, Gulf Bridge International (GBI)

Sabarinathan Sampath
Chief Strategy Officer, DHN

Rayan Alsaedi
Global Infrastructure Development Director, stc

Paul Brodsky
Senior Analyst, TeleGeography

Owen Bryant
Head of Global Infrastructure and Deployment, Vodafone Carrier Services

Mike Hollands
Senior Director Market Development, Interxion: A Digital Realty Company

Mohamed Bakry
Head of Systems Engineering - Telecom Segment – MEA, Cisco Systems

Stuart Manby
Vice President Sales & Marketing Data Centers, Edgnex

Geoff Bennett
Director of Solutions & Technology, Infinera

Panagiota Bosdogianni

Pascal Dutru
General Counsel, Communications Regulatory Authority Qatar

Giuseppe Valentino
EVP Backbone & Infrastructure Solutions, Sparkle

Anne Morel
SVP Global Carrier Sales, Orange International Carriers

Matthew Whalley
Director & Co-Founder, Ilex Content Strategies

Fredrik Nystrom
Senior Strategist, Wholesale, Omantel

Andrew Fawcett
Partner, Digital & Data, Al Tamimi & Company

Mohamadsami Shaikh
Consultant, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Vaneet Mehta
Head of MECAA business, Tata Communications

Charles Orsel des Sagets
Managing Partner, EMEA & LATAM, Cambridge Management Consulting

Anis Bennani
Director, Network Acquisition, Microsoft

Hassan Al Naqbi
CEO, Khazna Data Centers

Hasan Zainal
Director Products, Solutions & Capacity Management, Batelco

Elie Abouatme
UAE Managing Director, Akamai Technologies

Georges Jaber
Vice President, Wholesale Commercial, Salam

Bernhard Pusch
Head of Global Internet Strategy, Telstra

Adam Godwin
Head of EMEA Wholesale, Telstra

Tarique Aslam Qureshi
CEO, Exponentia Global

Pascal Menezes
CTO & Advisory Director, MEF

Amine Kandil

Sanjay Kumar Sainani
Global CTO in Digital Power, Huawei

Kevin Vachon

Amajit Gupta
CEO, Lightstorm

Paul Abfalter
Head of North Asia & Global Wholesale, Telstra

Anthony Voscarides

Annabel Helm
Director, ITW Global Leader's Forum

David Tran
Senior Product Developer, Capacity Media

Sponsors & Partners

2023 Sponsors

• Acmetel
• B Online
• China Mobile International
• Global Cloud Xchange
• Interxion
• Lightstorm
• Microsoft
• Nour Global
• Omantel
• Ooredoo
• Oteglobe
• Vodafone Business

• Alaris Labs
• Bics
• Ciena
• China Telecom
• China Unicom
• IDT Global
• Infinera
• Khazna Data Centers
• OneWeb
• Orange International Carriers
• Vesper Telecom