UAE to stage key UN conferences

19/11/2012 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
UAE to stage key UN conferences

The UAE will host three important United Nations (UN) conferences in the coming weeks, which further highlights its status as a hub for major global events.According to leaders at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, it will be the first time the country has staged the Global Standards Symposium (GSS), World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly (WTSA) and World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), Gulf News reports.The GSS starts today (November 19th), while the WTSA launches tomorrow and will run until November 29th. The WCIT gets underway on December 3rd.All of these prestigious events are scheduled to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre and some of the world's leading players in the telecommunications industry will be in attendance.Chairman of the TRA Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al Qamzi highlighted just how crucial the three events are."Besides the importance of hosting key UN conferences that will determine the future path of telecommunications in raising the profile of the UAE as a leading international telecommunications hub, what the TRA and UAE are doing here actually goes far beyond hosting a big event," he was quoted as saying.Mr Al Qamzi added that some extremely pivotal discussions will be held and decisions will be made that will shape the global telecommunications sector.Of course, Dubai is renowned for staging important international exhibitions and conferences across numerous industries.Next week will see the launch of Dubai Maritime Week 2012, which the National Transport Authority believes will highlight the emirate's position as an economic and trading hub.Dubai also welcomed more than 130,000 people to the high-profile Gitex Technology Week 2012 last month.This particular event is said to be among the top three ICT gatherings in the world and more than 80 per cent of the world's top technology firms took part.It just goes to show how Dubai's reputation as a global hotspot for exhibitions has skyrocketed in recent years, which is something that will obviously appeal to foreign investors.