26 January, 2018 - 28 January, 2018
Beirut - Lebanon
The 26th and 27th of January 2018 marked the creation of the lab for the digital future of the MENA region. It all started when a group of individuals in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Germany realized that the digital community in the Arab world had real potential. To explore the impact and opportunities digitalization and its different instruments can bring to Arab societies by improving and transforming lives while promoting inclusion and equality, they created the Digital Arabia Network (#DAN). And Beirut witnessed the exciting start of a new era of meaningful connection with the launch of #DAN.
Beirut was specifically selected by the founders as the launch place for this initiative. Over the course of the two day launch event, 34 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Germany came together to represent all spheres of the digital community. Beirut Digital District (BDD), the main venue, was abuzz with presentations, group discussions, and round tables. Key questions were posed such as “what does it take to build a digital community?” and the diversity of the digital community in the Arab world was analyzed. Best practices were explored in-depth. But the real highlight was the creation of #DAN’s manifesto and online platform to connect the digital community in the MENA region through specific tools which were discussed and developed during the actual event.
Since then, #DAN also took major steps towards setting itself up to become the key platform for digital pioneers changing lives through art, culture, education, business, economy, media, NGOs, technology, and politics.
18 October, 2018 - 20 October, 2018
Rabat - Morocco
International Conference on Smart Digital Environment (ICSDE’18) focused exclusively on technology impact on digital world, both current and future. It brings together thought leaders from industry, academia, government agencies and other institutions to exchange information and ideas on advancing the state-of-the-art in Smart Digital Environment. Located in Rabat of Morocco, the conference aims to serve as […]
17 September, 2018 - 18 September, 2018
Dubai - UAE
The banking industry is undergoing a phenomenal transformation, overcoming traditional processes and legacy systems, to implement innovative and disruptive technologies that will ultimately revolutionize the sector as we know it – both globally and in the GCC region. The 8th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, taking place on 17-18 September 2018 at Dubai will explore the emerging technologies, developments and […]
11 October, 2018
Cairo - Egypt
This workshop is organised by Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) and GAFI, in partnership with ANIMA Investment Network, in the frame of the EU-funded initiative THE NEXT SOCIETY. It aims to mobilise a group of Egyptian Knowledge and Technology Transfer experts and Office managers interested to benefit from capacity building opportunities, supporting the creation […]