The biggest gathering of the region’s most influential telco CEOs come together for the 13th annual Telecoms World Middle East


The 13th annual Telecoms World Middle East conference opened its doors today to telecom operators from around the world.

The event provides the platform for the entire telecoms ecosystem to debate, discuss and develop ideas within the industry, as well as discover new techniques, business models, network strategies and systems required to be successful in the digital age. The event is also co-located this year with the return of global brand; Carriers World, aimed at the major challenges redefining the wholesale industry,including 5G, emerging markets, the organisational evolution and virtualization.

STC are the official title sponsor for the event, alongside Official UAE Carrier; Etisalat.

“We are excited to be part of Telecoms World Middle East, one of the major gatherings of telecom operators in the region that brings together the best of the industry all on one platform. Such events are of strategic relevance as Etisalat is able to showcase its capabilities and launch its latest solutions for the targeted customers. The event will also see the active participation of senior Etisalat executives on interactive roundtables alongside leading industry influencers from the telecom industry.”

Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer

Other sponsors include Celfocus, Tata Communications, Peter Service, Comarch, Verint, Deutsche Telekom, Gigamon, NTS Retail, PGi, ResponseTek, Yahsat and Commprove.

Some of the key speakers at the event include:

Dr. Khaled H. Biyari. CEO, STC Group
Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, CEO, VIVA Bahrain
Dr. Paul Doany, CEO, Turk Telekom
Hatem Dowidar, CEO International, Etisalat Group
Mark Britt, Co- Founder & CEO, Iflix
Karan Ponnudurai, Group Chief Digital Officer, Batelco
Ahmad Hanandeh, CEO, Zain Jordan
Daniel Ritz, CEO, PTCL
The first day of the conference will wrap up with the Telecoms World Awards, also taking place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The ‘Havana Nights’ themed soirée, brings together the region’s top telecom operators to celebrate success in the telecoms industry. Winners will be announced following the two-day conference on the Telecoms World Awards website at

Telecoms World Middle East 2017 is the region’s biggest telecoms conference. With a 13 year track record of bringing together CXOs from the biggest telecom operators in the Middle East along global industry experts to debate the telecoms business of the future. Telecoms World Middle East is organised by the Middle East arm of Terrapinn, a world leader in business events, and is held on 18 and 19 September at the The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dubai.

For further information, please contact:
Kimberley Rudd, Terrapinn Middle East
+971 4 440 2500