Saudi Arabia to host global technology event next year
Saturday, 08 15 2020, Category: Technology, Country: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia will host a new technology conference and exhibition known as Leap, with the inaugural event taking place in February next year.
The event has been backed by a number of government organisations, including the kingdom's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), according to organisers Informa Tech.
“Leap will be the most iconic and seismic tech event for a generation … where East meets West and tech innovation meets investment,” Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said.
He said the event, which starts on February 1, will contribute to the kingdom's goal of boosting the information and communication technology (ICT) sector’s contribution to the kingdom’s gross domestic product by 50 per cent to 50 billion Saudi riyals (Dh48.9bn / $13.3bn) over the next five years.
Source: The National – UAE