Wateen Telecom recently participated in the prestigious Horasis Global Arab Meeting, held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, from 9th-12th October 2011.
The Horasis Global Arab Meeting takes place annually and aims at creating an opportunity for global leaders to meet, engage in business and discuss visions for a sustainable future.
In addition to keynote speeches by industry luminaries, the meeting offers panel-style boardroom dialogue sessions led by the event co-chairs, reflecting on specific opportunities and challenges in the global economic sphere. This year’s event was attended by over 300 participants from 35 countries.
Wateen Telecom holds the honor of being the only Pakistani company invited to participate in this globally recognized platform for international dialogue. Wateen CEO Naeem Zamindar was selected as a co-chair for the event; the only participant from Pakistan was Makhdoom Amin Faheem, Senior Minister of Commerce.
As an event co-chair, Mr. Zamindar participated in two panel sessions. The first discussed the prospects of newly evolving political and economic alliances between the Arab world and other nations in the background of a waning Arab spring. The second panel session examined the role of technology as an incubator of social change.
Commenting on the event, Mr Zamindar said,
It was a great honor for me to represent Wateen – and Pakistan – at this incredible event. Not only was it a chance to interact with global leaders, it presented an opportunity to demonstrate Pakistan’s crucial role in the global technology and telecommunications stage.
I hope that our participation this year will help define Pakistan’s socio-economic relationship – one of partnership and cooperation – with the Arab world.
In addition to Makhdoom Amin Fahim from Pakistan, the event was also attended by leading international public figures such as H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE; H.E. Mohammad Abu-Hammour, Minister of Finance of Jordan, Jordan; H.E. Nicolas Nahas, Minister of Economy & Trade, Lebanon; and H.E. Kamal Nath, Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development, India.