Dubai 26, 2022: CIOMajlis delegation is visiting Ireland from September 24 – October 1, 2022, as part of its annual overseas innovation tours program. A delegation of 15 members joined the tour, representing different companies across the public and private sectors.
The tour is a program arranged for CIOMajlis members to help them spark innovation and build a strategic vision on the impact of disruptive technologies and emerging trends. This 7-day long tour will immerse delegates in the business culture of Ireland with top innovative companies’ visits, active discussions and presentations by influential technology experts and visionaries.
“CIOMajlis is one of the best forums for Technology Executives to share best practices, build capabilities and leverage collaboration. Continuing Dubai’s aspiration to become the smartest city in the world, the overseas innovation tours are arranged to help CIOMajlis members learn from countries with remarkably advanced technology initiatives and digital growth and also support them foster innovation in their strategies.” said Ahmed Al Ahmed, Chairman of CIOMajlis. “In the past few years, the innovation tours have included United States, South Korea, Sweden & Denmark, and Finland. This year, CIOMajlis decided to visit Ireland, the land of Saints and Scholars, considered as one of the stellar innovation hubs which is home to global big-hitters from the world of technology” Added Ahmed.
“Enterprise Ireland is delighted to host the CIOMajlis on their visit to Ireland, which is a great opportunity to showcase the best in Irish innovation and strengthen the ties between the UAE and Ireland.” Said Stephen Twomey, Director Middle East and North Africa at Enterprise Ireland. “It will be a pleasure to show leaders from across business, government and education what Ireland has to offer, build relationships, and share knowledge and expertise to continue to grow our strong partnership.” added Stephen.
The data released by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government’s trade, and innovation agency, show exports by companies it supports increase by 18% to a record €1.45bn last year to the India, Middle East and Africa wider region.
The CIOMajlis was established in 2016 by Smartworld under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group.
CIOMajlis functions as a networking platform for Technology Executives and as a thought leadership forum. It allows its members to extend their network and share industry insights with like-minded peers, professionals and leaders, whilst providing them access to latest and most relevant technology topics.