Event Overview

5G is now live in more than 60 countries. Industry body GSMA predicts that by the year 2025, 5G connectivity will account for 20% of all mobile connections and 5G connections globally are forecast to reach 1.8 billion. In the Middle East region, UAE has been the frontrunner of 5G technology deployment. Reports by Ookla indicate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the maximum number of devices connected to 5G since 2019. The widespread adoption is recorded with other reports suggesting that by the year 2026, the GCC region will have 62 million 5G mobile subscribers, making it the second highest in the world, accounting for a total of 73% of all mobile subscriptions in the region.

Against this background, the 2nd edition of 5G Enabled Middle East is set to be held on 9-10 March 2022 in Dubai, UAE. Building on the success of its first edition, the second edition of the conference will host over 30 telecom experts participating as speakers and panelists from across the Middle East region.

Industry leaders will take the stage to share insights, discuss and explore themes and topics integral to the 5G ecosystem - real applications and use cases, market readiness and its challenges, the future of the 5G technology deployment in the region, the evolution of 5G and the roadmap toward 6G, Open RAN architecture and 5G, cyber security challenges and government addressing regulations pertaining to 5G innovation.

Over 150 attendees representing the government, telecommunication regulating authorities, and telecom operators based across the Middle East region will attend this conference.

The two-day conference agenda features a mix of keynote sessions, panel discussions, fireside conversations, roundtable sessions and workshops, covering topics such as network slicing, the need for private 5G networks, 5G-led business transformation and the future of 5G technology & beyond 5G, to name a few.

Attendee Breakdown

Event Agenda

At 5G Enabled Middle East, industry experts from across the region and other parts of the world will delve into nuances, trends, challenges and opportunities that arise from 5G technology deployment. Covering over 15 niche topics, including 5 interactive panel discussions, the conference agenda will feature some of the along with pertinent topics, such as -

  • Realizing UAE’s 5G vision
  • Unlocking the potential of 5G in accelerating digital transformation
  • How is 5G driving Industry 4.0
  • Impact of 5G in the BFSI industry
  • 5G powering Middle East’s transformation - real world examples of 5G deployment
  • Reinventing cybersecurity measures to safeguard 5G networks

Past Speakers

Lt.Colonel Dr. Hamad Khalifa Al Nueimi

Head of Telecom Division, Infrastructure Dept, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ

Dr. Chih-Lin I

Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

Franck Greverie

Chief Portfolio Officer at Capgemini / Head of Global Business Lines / Member of Global Executive Committee

Abdullah Al-Ghamdi

LegalSupervisor, STC, Saudi Arabia

Paul Coffey

CEO, Scotland 5G Centre

Fotis Karonis

Executive Vice President, Group Leader 5G and Edge, Capgemini

Prof Dimitra Simeonidou

Professor, University of Bristol, Co-Director, Bristol Digital Futures Institute and the Director of Smart Internet Lab.

Shiv Putcha

Founder and Principal Analyst,Mandala Insights

Thor Moen

Head of Smart Cities and Communities, Smart Innovation Norway and CEO, SI Communities AB


Senior Director – Enterprise Sales; Head of Strategic Customers, Etisalat

Mohamed Abdelmonem

Founder and Researcher, Moniem-Tech.com, Egypt

Jawad J. Abbassi


Mohamed Aziz Taga

Product Manager / Head of Business Development, 5G Media Services & Transmitter Systems

Colin Miranda

President and CEO, CyberMAK Information Systems


Partner - Consulting - Africa, India and Middle East, Ernst and Young

Saurabh Verma

Director - ICT, Frost & Sullivan, Middle East, UAE

Abhishek Malhotra

Head of Sales for Enterprise Network Services, Tech Mahindra

Latif Ladid

Research Fellow at the Secan-Lab, University of Luxembourg

Prof D Janakiram

Director, IDRBT

Prof. Maziar Nekovee

Head of Centre for Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT at University of Sussex and Dean of AI Institute at University of Sussex UK

Slawomir Kuklinski

Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity Division

Dr. Nizar Zorba

Professor, Electrical Engineering department, College of Engineering, Qatar University

Fady Ahmed

Technical Services Manager, CyberMAK Information Systems W.L.L

Karim Yaici

Senior Analyst - Research, Analysys Mason

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