Cisco is returning to Bahrain next year with Cisco Live 2011, an event that is expected to be even larger than Bahrain Networkers his recent exhibition, which attracted some 4,000 attendees, both live and online.
“The success of Cisco Networkers 2010 was testimony to how the Government of Bahrain and Cisco collaborate to create an environment where technology can be developed through progressive regulation policies. The event has an important role in strengthening morale among populations of workers in this region and provides us all with an opportunity to Bahrain’s vision 2030, which is to make the Kingdom a major investment and economic center, “said His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Atteyatallah Al Khalifa, Minister Cabinet Affairs, Minister for Telecommunications Sector, the Kingdom of Bahrain
Cisco Live! 2011 will be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain.
The event is Cisco’s flagship event, and is designed to put the company into contact with key stakeholders throughout the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
The planned three-day forum will feature over 20 different companies in Bahrain, UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and North Africa.
“Networkers Bahrain 2010 exceeded all expectations in almost all levels. In recognition of this success and reinforce our commitment to the Middle East and Bahrain, which will focus even more on this case in Bahrain and create a further impact this year. Our hope is that collectively inspired, educated and motivated to build a collaborative and sustainable community, which continues to harness the power of ICT to accelerate change across the region, “said Duncan Mitchell, senior vice president of Cisco Emerging Markets and executive sponsor of Cisco Live 2011, Bahrain.
More than 200 sessions will be designed to Cisco Live! based on feedback from those attending the exhibition Networkers Bahrain. The event will feature four different programs of high-level visionary ideas to the education of deep technical diving, over three days, plus an additional one-day Technical Seminar Pass.
More than 40,000 customers and partners to attend Cisco Live! events each year (in person and virtually), and Cisco expects more than 4,000 attendees from 20 countries will participate in the Cisco Live! Bahrain.