Leaders' Summit

The SAMENA Telecommunications Council Leaders' Summit is SAMENA Council’s premier annual congregation of for Public and Private sector Leaders from South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe and beyond. The Leaders' Summit takes place in Dubai and is attended by top-level executives of leading communications service providers, heads of regulatory authorities, policy-makers, change-drivers, and professionals that are driving digital development regionally and globally. As the digital ecosystem becomes more complex, it necessitates the involvement of stakeholders from across industries and economic sectors to address new challenges and opportunities. The Leaders’ Summit is designed to exchange business, commercial, policy, and regulatory perspectives on rising complexities of the digital space in an open, multi-stakeholder setting and a world-class business ambience. Its key objective is to demonstrate collaborative thought-leadership and identify practicable strategies that can contribute to the achievement of nation-level socio-economic development objectives and globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Leaders' Summit 2021

8th April, 2021
Dubai, UAE
Leaders Summit 2021

Leaders' Summit 2020

9th July 2020
Dubai, UAE

Leaders' Summit 2019

18th April, 2019
Dubai, UAE

Telecom Leaders' Summit

3rd May, 2018
Atlantis, The Palm
Dubai, UAE

Telecom Leaders' Summit

30th April, 2017
Atlantis, The Palm
Dubai, UAE

Leaders Summit 2016

19th May, 2016
Dubai, UAE

Leaders Summit 2015

2nd June, 2015
Dubai, UAE

Telecom Leaders Summit 2014

19th June, 2014
The Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa - Dubai, UAE

Telecom Chairmen & CEO's Dinner

24th May, 2013
Monaco Hotel, Venice, Italy

Submarine Summit 2015

9th March, 2015
Dubai, UAE

SAMENA Telecommunications Council Achievements

  • The 12th Global MBB Forum 2021

    5Grows Together
    Oct. 13-14 | Dubai UAE

  • SAMENA Accelerator

    Accelerating Fiber & IPv6+ Deployment to Catalyze New Business and GDP Growth
    October 20 | Dubai UAE

  • Industry Reports

    Digital Economy Report 2021
    Cross-Border Data Flows And Development: For Whom The Data Flow

    The State of Broadband 2021:
    People-Centred Approaches for Universal Broadband
    September 2021

    Executive Summary
    21st Century Financing Models for Bridging Broadband Connectivity Gaps
    September 2021

  • Press Release

    SAMENA Council Identifies Two-Pronged Challenge of Expediting 5G Development and Connecting the Still Un-connected...

    UN Broadband Commission Releases Key 21st Century Recommendations to Finance Sustainable Broadband Development and Closure of the Digital Divide in the 21st Century

  • Leaders' Summit 2021

    8th April 2021
    “Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality”

  • SAMENA Trends

    June-August 2021
    Thriving in the Era of Digital Interdependence and Sustainability Challenges

  • Latest Open Consultations

    CITC - Public Consultation on “Spectrum Auction of 2100 MHz for Non-Terrestrial Networks Information Memorandum”

    TRA Oman - Consultation Paper on "Regulating Execution of Services in Telecommunications Field"

  • Latest Video

    SAMENA Council CEO Bocar BA shares insights with CNBC on industry trends, needs and issues in view of expanding Digital Economy

  • Latest Member Updates

    Etisalat demonstrates smart retail powered by 5G, IoT and AI
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    Huawei's UBBF Starts on October 19th, to Showcase Innovations and Address Challenges in Fiber Deployment and IPv6 & IPv6+ Transitions

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