The only event for the EMEA emerging digital markets – Webit Congress 2012 expects many visitors from Middle East

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Mobily, Ikoo, Al Jazeera and others bring Middle East expertise to the Congress

Webit Congress (, the world’s only international event for the digital, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with special focus on EMEA emerging markets is to be held on 10-11 October, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The event that has been gathering digital, telco and innovation pioneers, investors, entrepreneurs, government representatives and top executives from Google, eBay, Unilever, BBC, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo! and many more in the past four years is moving  to Istanbul for 2012 edition.

The congress is unique in the sense that it hosts over 6000 visitors from 60+ countries, 150 speakers from around the world, 7 parallel conferences, Webit Awards Ceremony and trade Expo with 50+ international and local exhibitors in just 2 days. Webit creates an unprecedented networking opportunity to attendees from all around EMEA and rest of the world.

The Congress focuses on many important fields such as mobile marketing, telco, entrepreneurship, technology, application development, social media, e-marketing and advertising and eCommerce through 7 parallel conferences, an unseen portfolio of speakers in the industry and more than 100 hours of total conference programme during the 2 days.

This year’s congress in Istanbul will host well known speakers and top executives from world’s most innovative companies such as Google, Facebook, Adobe, Intel, Mozila,  Yandex, PayPal, IBM, Opera, Qualcomm, research and consulting companies such as Forrester, Boston Consulting Group, Arthur D Little, the CEOs and directors of the advertising industry leaders such as Edelmann, OMD, G2, DDB Tribal, LBi, Huge, top brand representatives from Ferrero, Nokia, Renaul, digital media reps form TechCrunch, The Next Web, Wall Street Journal; Telecom CEOs from Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Mobinil (Africa), Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange, Azerfone and many more. Ministers and senior government representatives shall challenge the future of eGovernace.

The MEA region shall be presented on the Congress stages by Khalid Omar Al Kaf, Managing Director and CEO at Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Isam Bayazidi, Chief Executive Officer at ikoo, Khedija Hamouda Ghariani, Secretary-General of Arab ICT Organization, Safdar Mustafa, Head of Mobile Media at Al Jazeera Network, Jamil Abu-Wardeh, Writer, producer, director and speaker who creates engaging original content, Ziad Alshobaki, Co-Founder & Managing Director, EMEA at MOBIbucks, Yves Gauthier, CEO at Mobinil and many more.

Connect with industry leaders

Along with the conferences, workshops and panels, the congress offers a great networking opportunity where industry leaders and professionals come together to take their businesses one step ahead through new business leads, collaborations and connections.

“Webit Congress challenges the digital and technology boundaries, draws the trends and opens new business opportunities for the market players from Europe, Middle East, Africa and rest of the world. This is the only event where such speakers and world top executives network with the regional market players and explore business opportunities” says Plamen Russev (, Chairman of the board at e-Academy and Founder of the Webit Congress. “Webit plays a pioneering role in the digital and technology world and is here to shape the digital agenda and to help the emerging markets become developed ones. We have welcomed more than 5.000 attendees at last year’s Webit and we are expecting over 6.000 visitors from 60 countries at Webit Congress 2012 in Istanbul to join us and to draw the digital future of emerging EMEA together” he continued.  “I am happy to welcome ikoo and Mr. Isam Bayazidi among our distinguished partners and sponsors of Webit Congress.”

Webit Congress gives you the choice of 9 parallel events: Trade Expo, Telco Conference with top CEOs and executives speakers line up; Marketing and Innovation Conference with the leaders of the world’s most innovative companies; Leaders of the Future – a conference dedicated on entrepreneurial spirit, successful financing, startups, etc; eCommerce Conference; AppsWorld DevCamps for application developers; Master Classes on SEO for e-commerce projects and on digital creativity by the living legend – the Chief Creative Officer of Huge, Free Seminars, Webit Awards for marketing effectiveness,  technology and innovation and the world famous Webit Party where you will experience an amazing digital show.

To register and learn more about Webit’12, the speakers, the agenda and past Webit events go to

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Further information, please contact:

Mr. Joe Akkawi

Managing Partner

PAZ Marketing Management

PR and Events

Tel: +971 4 2980808

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Miya Billones

PR Manager

PAZ Marketing Management

PR and Events

Tel: +971 4 2980808

Email: [email protected]

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