In support of innovation and entrepreneurship in the UAE, du is the official sponsor of the largest interactive gathering in the Middle East and North Africa, STEP Conference 2017. The event aligns with du’s existing endeavors to supporting entrepreneurship in the UAE, and forms just one part of the telco’s larger vision of creating an environment for innovation to thrive. The du Stage, at the event, is hosting upcoming innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region, who will demonstrate the work that they are doing in their respective start-ups.
During the event Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company Chief Executive Officer, Osman Sultan delivered a key note speech addressing the importance of connectivity and digital integration in innovation. He also discussed the growth and expansion of the UAE’s entertainment industry, and in particular the role that du has taken in supporting the growth of this industry.
“As the UAE works to diversify its economy, we continue to pave the way for new avenues that will drive the economic contribution of the country.” said Sultan. “Our investment in entertainment, through platforms such as our events and music platform ‘du Live!’, and our award-winning movies platform ‘du Tuesday’, is among the many ways in which we are making a contribution to the entertainment industry in the UAE.”
The event brings together MENA entrepreneurs, investors, and tech and media enthusiasts from the technology, digital and entertainment industries in a three day event. The third day of the event is dedicated to music, and the du Stage will transform to host the music conference from 12pm to 5pm.