[About Conference]
Fiber Infrastructure in Enabling Digital Transformation
The Fiber Connect Council MENA invites you to its 12th annual Conference and Exhibition which will be held in Dubai, UAE from 17 to 19 May 2022.

The Council will build on the success of previous editions expanding its annual conference program to address the key role of Fiber in building state-of-the-art digital societies as well as the benefits of Fiber deployment for fixed/mobile operators, governments and end customers while addressing the challenges of Sustainability and Smart Cities in MENA region during its 2-days event.

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[Our Timetable]
Conference and Exhibition Program
May 17, 2022
First Day
May 18, 2022
Second Day
May 19, 2022
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Fiber Optic Basics
Mr. Chokri Duraidi , Project and Product development Manager, MEFC
12:00 PM 11.00 PM
Coffee break and lunch
1:00 PM 3:00 PM
FTTx Architecture
Mr. Alfred Tharwat Head of Business Development and Technology, R&M
8:30 AM 9:00 AM
Registration and Coffee Break
9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Opening Ceremony
Patronage & Keynote Speeches

H.E Speech Etisalat CTIO
President Speech

9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Session 1
5G & Fiber: Hand in Hand

Moderator :
Mr. Gavin Faulds, (BoD) Fiber Connect Council
Mr. Kenechi Okeleke , GSMA
Mr. Eric Festraets FTTH Council Europe President
Mrs Fatma ALDaghar Director Fixed Access Planning, du
Mr. Hassan Dayfallah VIAVI Solution

10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Session 2
The connectivity in Expo 2020 Dubai: From Infrastructure to Customer Experience.

Mr. Hamza Alamoosh, Corning
Mr. Abdullah Qusoom Director, Mega projects fixed and mobile Etisalat

11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 3
Women in Fiber

Mrs. Kholoud Aldorgham Director General Fiber Connect Council MENA
Mrs. Sameera Hassan Almaazmi .Director / Fixed Access Network Development - Etisalat UAE
Mrs. Eng. Shaikha Alblooshi Mega Project engineer

12:00 PM 12:45 PM
Session 4
The role of fiber in Green Energy and Sustainability

Mr. Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst Broadband, IDATE DigiWorld
Mr. Ufuk Colak, Telecom Sales Director ,Prysmian
Mr. Thomas Ritz, Market Manager Public Networks, R&M

1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Lunch Break & Exhibition
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Session 5
Reliability of Networks – Is there a cost/quality Compromise?

Moderator :
Mr. Sameer Abdul Salam, Business Head, UL
Mr. Oliver Oelze, Director , Corning
Mr. Seldon Benjamin, Principal Solutions Architect, STL
Mr. Mostafa Said, Manager , DEWA
Mr. Mohammad Ghanayem , Senior Manager, Etisalat

3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Session 6
“Future cable/fiber technology and ecosystem”

Moderator :
Mr. Mohamed Alghazali BoD FiberConnect Council
Mr. Ahmad ElChami Chief Architect of access Network, ME ,Huawei
Mr. Salem Al Astad ,Sr. Manager/Access Network Planning Etisalat – U.A.E
Mr. Arief M Sheriff Senior Manager/Access Network Management Etisalat – U.A.E

4:00 PM 5:00 PM
9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Registration and Coffee Break
9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Session 7
FTTH & 5G Panorama 2021.

Dr. Suleiman, BoD Member, Fiber Connect Council MENA
Mr. Roland Montagne Principal Analyst Broadband & FTTx, IDATE DigiWorld
Mr. Shibu Vahid, Director – Public Network Business, R&M Middle East Turkey & Africa
Dr. Alaa J. Mousa ,CEO, Earthlink Iraq

11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 8
Smart Cities and Smart Connected Homes.

Dr. Hussam Almasri, Samrt Cities Opts & Apps Committee, Fiber Connect Council MENA
Mr. Jason Barbec, Global Leader Architects, Dura-line

12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Session 9
Voice of the Industry : Latest Trends in Fiber .

Mr. Sameer Abdul Salam, Business Head, UL
Mr. Ahmad Zaki, Pre -Sales Director, Benya Group
Mr. Shibu Vahid, Director Public Network Business, R&M Middle East Turkey & Africa
Mr. Lucas Cruces, Sales Manager Middle East, Prysmian Group
Mr. Antonio Colina, Market Development Director, Corning – EMEA
Mr. Seldon Benjamin, Principal Solutions Architect, STL Technology - MEA
Mr. Ahmad A. El Chami, Network Marketing and Solution, HUAWEI

1:00 PM
Closing Remarks
1:05 PM 3:00 PM
Lunch & Exhibition
[Our Speakers]
Who's Speaking?

Eng. Ahmed Mekky

[Fiber Connect Council MENA ]

Eric Festraets

[FTTH Council Europe]

Khalid Murshed

[CTIO-Etisalat UAE]
Keynote Speaker

Roland Montagne

[IDATE DigiWorld]
Principal Analyst Broadband
Director, Social and Regional

Dr. Suleiman Alhedaithy

[Fiber Connect Council MENA]
Board of Directors Member

Be a Sponsor or an Exhibitor

There are 5 types of sponsorship: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Apply for sponsorship and receive different package deals.

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Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

[How It Works]

For further information and details contact: [email protected]

Fill out the registration form on our website and proceed to the next stage.

  • Operators – endorsed by sponsors: Free
  • Non-Profit Organizations (Regulators/Governments/NGO Associations): Free
  • Local Participants: 200 USD
  • Platinum Member – 3 Day pass: 395 USD
  • Gold Member – 3 Day pass: 545 USD
  • Silver Member – 3 Day pass: 645 USD
  • Non-Member Individual – 3 Day pass: 745 USD
  • Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the registration fees
  • In order to get the members and sponsors discounted prices please enter the Promotional Code received from Fiber Connect MENA.