TRA Hosts ICT Workshop in Conjunction with The Irish Embassy in UAE, Enterprise Ireland and UAE Industry Stakeholders

TRA Hosts ICT Workshop in Conjunction with The Irish Embassy in UAE, Enterprise Ireland and UAE Industry StakeholdersIreland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton attends TRA event designed to strengthen the relationship between the ICT sectors in each country

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) staged an ‘Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Workshop’ in conjunction with The Irish Embassy in UAE and Enterprise Ireland at the Authority’s Abu Dhabi headquarters on Wednesday, 8th January, 2014. The purpose of the event was to provide a platform for a team of CEOs from Irish ICT companies to present business solutions to relevant UAE industry stakeholders. In addition to a range of TRA divisional heads, Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation was in attendance to pledge his support for the event.

“Both the people and governments of the United Arab Emirates and Ireland have long enjoyed a productive association and the success of this event stands as testament to the strength of the bilateral relationship,” H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA said.

“The economic significance of the ICT sector is globally recognised as increasing and so too is the UAE’s role in shaping innovation within it. The UAE is a gateway to ICT and telecommunications development in the region and it is promising that the Irish ICT companies present recognize the opportunity to work collaboratively with both the TRA and the UAE for a prosperous economic future through advanced technology,” he added.

The event opened with an address from both the Director General of the TRA and the Irish Minister which preceded a series of presentations from Irish companies and UAE based stakeholders. The presentations delivered outlined ICT business solutions to the audience gathered with an informal networking session taking place to conclude proceedings.

Commenting on the occasion, Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said:
“Ireland has traditionally been a trade economy with a track record of harnessing the power of technology to advance business. As the nation’s ICT regulators, the TRA has unique insight into the inner workings of the sector and the opportunity for our delegation to meet with its representative and access this knowledge is an invaluable one.”
“This event will certainly aid the efforts of Irish companies seeking to put down roots in the region and be part of an advanced ICT market currently experiencing positive growth. On behalf of the Irish Government, I would like to thank the TRA for their hospitality and state that we look forward to the future of our association with great promise,” he added.

In terms of attendance, representatives from UAE based organisations included du; Etisalat; Thuraya; Al Yah Sat and Access Partnership. The participating Irish ICT companies included the following: Accuris Networks Ltd.; Cellusys; Daon; DAQS Europe; Digisoft; Escher Group; Ezetop; Jinny Software; Klondike Innovations Limited; MIAGEN; Mobile Travel Technologies Ltd.; Openet and Solgari.

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