Middle Eastern Tech Market Prospects in the Age of A.I.

Event Information

U.S. Commercial Service


Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us virtually to hear about tech industry, opportunities, and the landscape in the Middle East. This webinar will help firms and organizations gain market insights and solidify business strategies with the goal of increasing U.S. exports.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) IT market is expected to reach $183.8 billion in 2024, up from $176.8 billion in 2023. Middle Eastern countries are shifting massive investments to the knowledge-based economy with the goal of increasing the digital economy and reducing their dependency on the oil and other industries.

Topics will include industry drivers, trends, and key players and an open Q&A session at the conclusion of the program.


  • Commercial Service & Tech Team Intro - David Edmiston, U.S. Commercial Service, Minneapolis, MN
  • Middle Eastern Market and Export Potential in the Age of A.I. - Bruce Ellsworth, Regional Digital Attaché, U.S. Consulate in Dubai, UAE
  • UAE Technology Overview & Opportunities - Christelle Rezk, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate in Dubai, UAE
  • Kuwait Technology Overview & Opportunities - Rasha Al-MuhtasebCommercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy in Kuwait
  • Qatar Technology Overview & Opportunities - Srinivasa Murthy, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy in Qatar & Juan Catril, Commercial Advisor, U.S. Embassy in Qatar
  • Israel Technology Overview & Opportunities - Christina Azar, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Branch Office
  • Q&A Session

Registration Fee

  • Free

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