Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared during a video address made to leaders at the World Government Summit in Dubai  that diversity is the key pillar for growth and critical in order to create new ideas and foster innovation. Mr. Abe was officially represented at the summit by Japan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura.

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Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations by hosting the best and largest high level executive ICT gathering at the Telecom Review Summit Excellence Awards ceremony. These awards recognize industry leaders for their efficiency and hard work in 2016, and are a special way for Telecom Review to help celebrate the winner's success.

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IMF (International Monetary Fund) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde has praised the UAE for leading other Gulf countries in its preparations to implement taxation that will be effective from January 1st, 2018. The IMF chief was speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, and told residents in the Gulf region that they must 'get used' to taxation in order to continue the investment in large-scale public infrastructure projects.

Read more: WGS 2017 - IMF chief praises UAE for leading other Gulf countries towards the introduction of tax

Telecom Review hosted its 7th successful annual Summit on December 13, 2016, held under the recurring theme: ‘It’s All About SMART Networking’. Once again, the Summit gathered the best telecom and ICT industry leaders under one roof at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, to share knowledge and insights about transitions happening within the telecom and ICT industry. This year’s event focused on ICT as being the heart of a ‘Smart City’. Esteemed guests included His Excellency Mr. Yasser El Kady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech.

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His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed has stated that he believes the key to the nation's sustainability is that the citizens of the UAE must stick to their values and ethics following an address he gave at the World Government Summit in Dubai. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior declared that the UAE's sustainability originates from a blend of its religion, culture, heritage and history which he says were reinforced by the late founding father Sheikh Zayed.

Read more: WGS 2017 – HH Sheikh Saif believes key to UAE’s sustainability is ‘ethics’

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has declared that the future is key in order to revive Arab civilization. Sheikh Mohammed made the remarks at his address to leaders at the World Government Summit.

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The results of the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA-16) and standards for future smart 5G systems were the key topics discussed at a meeting of 14 high-level ICT industry executives (CTOs) with the senior management of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) and the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R).
Read more: 5G standardization key topic at ITU Telecom World 2016 CTO gathering

At a recent press conference in Dubai hosted by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, the key word #GenMobile was introduced by Aruba’s Middle East and Turkey Regional Director, Mr. Ammar Enaya. The term refers to employees defined by their preference for mobility both in terms of the devices they use and their approach to work. Aruba, which prides itself on providing smarter networks that are insightful and predictable to accelerate the transition to smart buildings, held the press conference to extend its expertise in preparing IT firms and telcos for the future of enterprise mobility.

Read more: Adapting to the uncontrollable nature of mobile, IoT and cloud

Connectivity, collaboration, sustainability and inclusiveness were the key themes of the opening session of the high-level Leadership Summit, sponsored by TRA, UAE and moderated by Jeremy Wilks of Euronews, media partner of the Leadership Summit.

Read more: Leadership Summit: Collaborating in the digital economy: why working together is critical for growth

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