GCC Government Social Media Summit 2013 Starts

GCC Government Social Media Summit 2013 Starts

GCC Government Social Media Summit 2013 Starts

(Dubai) – The annual GCC Government Social Media Summit has begun and featured several thoughtful perspectives on the future of social media in the GCC. A keynote opening speech by the Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), H.E. Mohamed Al Ghanim, launched the two-day social media event.
GCC Government Social Media Summit 2013 Chairman, Fadi Salem, Director Governance ‘&’ Innovation, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, delivered a keynote address on The Impact of Social Media in the Arab Region, saying, “It has become imperative for us to direct our policies towards a more mobile-centred approach, to make the essentials of people’s lives more accessible, more convenient.” Among the range of subjects up for discussion, a talk on Driving mGovernment and Smart Government via Social Networks to Enhance Government Communications was also held.
With prominent international speakers and presentations by the likes of Adam Fetcher, Media Strategist, Former National Deputy Press Secretary for Obama for America, Pippa Norris, Head of Online Engagement for the UK’s Ministry of Defence, Silke von Brockhausen, Social Media Strategist for the United Nations Development Programme, and Elizabeth Linder, Politics and Government Specialist for Facebook, there’s a lot to look forward to.

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