Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi reviews IGCF preparations

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, today visited Expo Centre Sharjah to inspect the final preparations for the 7th International Government Communication Forum, IGCF, being held from 28th-29th March, with the participation of top world leaders, influential opinion makers, government officials and communication experts.

Al Qasimi was accompanied by Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of Sharjah Media Corporation, Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, and Jawaher Al Naqbi, Manager of the International Government Communication Centre.

IGCF 2018 is expected to draw more than 3,000 officials, academics, communication gurus and political figures from across the world.

Al Qasimi said that Sharjah has played a major role in developing the discipline of government communications in the region, with its numerous local, regional and international initiatives, elevating the significance and application of communication in connecting governments and their communities.

During the tour, Sheikh Sultan inspected the halls designated to hosting interactive sessions, panel discussions and training workshops, equipped with the latest audio visual systems to ensure world-class standards for visitors to the forum.

He also met with the heads of IGCF’s organising committees and lauded their efforts as well as those of various technical teams, emphasising that the outstanding organisation of the forum reflects the emirate’s facilities as ideal venues for regional and global events.

“This year’s IGCF is welcoming an overwhelming presence of global leaders and influencers in politics, economics, technology and media, who will share their visions and expertise in government communication and its related technological issues. We are pleased to offer them an ideal platform to share their opinions and views in order to further improve the performance of government work and better serve society,” Al Qasimi said.

Since its launch in 2012, the IGCF has been successful in fostering government communication in the UAE and greater Arab world, and developing communication channels between governments and the public.

Source: Emirates News Agency