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Under the Patronage of

His Majesty King Abdullah Il ibn Al Hussein


Summary  ...

The MENA ICT Forum 2024 is the premier biennial event for the information and communication technology (ICT) industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Since its inception in 2002, under the esteemed patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the forum has become a significant platform for decision-makers from the private ICT sector, government, and academia to network, share insights, and explore emerging technologies. The 2024 edition promises to be a dynamic technology and networking event, connecting regional and global participants to discuss and shape the future of ICT. 

The theme of MENA ICT Forum 2024 will be: “Synergy in Innovation: Navigating the Future of ICT in MENA” taking into consideration 3 Pillars: “Connect, Innovate, and Transform” 

  • "Connect" underscores the importance of building bridges – fostering robust networks among ICT professionals, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and investors from across the globe. It's about creating opportunities for meaningful interactions and collaborations that transcend geographical boundaries. 
  • "Innovate" is at the heart of the forum, a call to embrace cuting-edge technologies and forward-thinking ideas that drive the ICT sector forward. It represents our commitment to showcasing groundbreaking solutions and nurturing a culture of creativity that can address both current and future challenges. 
  • "Transform" reflects the ultimate goal of the forum – to catalyze positive change. It's about leveraging the power of connection and innovation to bring about tangible, impactful transformation within the ICT industry, and by extension, to societies and economies across the MENA region and beyond including promoting MENA IP based products & services 

Together, these three pillars – Connect, Innovate, and Transform – shape a vision for a future where technology is not just an enabler, but a driver of comprehensive growth and progress. 

Objectives ...

  • Networking and Collaboration: Foster networking opportunities among decision-makers, experts, and pracitioners in the ICT sector.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices in ICT.
  • Innovation Showcase: Highlight the latest innovations, trends, and solutions in the ICT industry.
  • Start-up Support: Provide a platform for start-ups to exhibit and engage with investors and stakeholders through "Startup Village Arabia."
  • Regional Integration: Position Jordan as a gateway for ICT products and solutions to regional markets.

Our history ...

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, the MENA ICT Forum is a premier two-day forum that brings together regional leaders in technology, innovation, and business to discuss and spread awareness on the future of technologies to the region.

The forum aims to address how technology can help in solving pressing challenges that most nations face in today’s age, including alarming unemployment rates, healthcare, rebuilding digital economies, and the role of FinTech in creating transparency and bridging the gap between societies in hope for a better life for all citizens.
Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, the biennial forum takes place in Jordan and over the years has become a popular venue of choice for scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, telecom operators, business people, and government officials to meet, network, and exchange ideas.

The first MENA ICT Forum (then dubbed Jordan ICT Forum) was held in 2002 under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein. This year’s forum in 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of a successful technology and networking event that connects people from the region and the globe to explore and learn about trending topics that reshape the present and future.


Information and Communications Technology Association - Jordan

The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j), founded in 2000, is a membership based ICT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) industry advocacy, support and networking association. int@j serves as the collective voice of the industry, advocating on behalf of its stakeholders and seeking to maximize the contribution of the ICT sector towards Jordan's national economy.  As the representative of Jordan's ICT and ITES sectors, int@j supports its members with the tools they need continuously grow and expand.


Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) was established in 2002 as the policy maker for Jordan’s ICT sector and is at the heart of the Kingdom's transformation into a knowledge-based economy that contributes to the socio-economic development.

Strategic Partner

Central Bank of Jordan

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) was established in 1964 as a monetary authority that enjoys an independent and autonomous corporate identity. CBJ works on maintaining the monetary and financial stability in the Kingdom. It also acts as a Banker for banks and specialized lending institutions, as well as a Banker and fiscal agent of the government and official public institutions.


Ministry of Investment

The Ministry of Investment was established to be concerned with all investment affairs, and to deal with issues of local, Arab and foreign investors, in addition to setting policies that encourage investment and enhance the competitiveness of the main economic sectors in Jordan, unifying investment references and facilitating its procedures through providing an incubating environment for investment.