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Huawei holds ICT Talent Cultivation Summit

Huawei holds ICT Talent Cultivation Summit
Huawei holds ICT Talent Cultivation Summit

(Manama) – Enabling Middle East leaders to achieve targets outlined in their national plans and visions through digital transformation was the focus of Huawei’s ICT Talent Cultivation Summit held in Shenzhen this week.

The event, attended by six ambassadors from the region, also discussed the importance of nurturing local talents to achieving digitalization.

Each country’s unique challenges and opportunities were raised during the panel titled “ICT Talents, Key for Future Development”. The congregation addressed the future needs of local sectors and industries, and how ICT talent development will drive national digital transformations.

The panel discussion ran simultaneously to the Huawei ICT Skill Competition Award Ceremony. This year’s competition saw 10,285 top students from over 120 of the region’s universities register, with 13 student teams travelling to Shenzhen, the home of Huawei, in China.

“The ICT Skill Competition is a vitally important global initiative for Huawei, and it has been an honour hosting the Ambassadors from the Middle East at the event this year,” said Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East.

The event was attended by six ambassadors from the region, including Anwar Alabdulla, Bahraini Ambassador in China; Abdullah Al Saadi, Omani Ambassador in China and Dean of Arab Ambassadors Council; Ali Aldhaheri, UAE Ambassador in China; Sameeh Hayat, Kuwaiti Ambassador in China; Yahya Qaralleh, Jordanian Ambassador in China; Millia Jabbour, Lebanese Ambassador in China; Fahad Alshareef, Saudi Cultural Counsellor in China and Ali Arain, Pakistani Consul General in Guangzhou, as well Ding Lianpu, Director Center for China Foreign People-to-People Exchanges Ministry of Education, China and Dr. Li Ming Director International Center for Higher Education Innovation, UNESCO.