ICT Forums are platforms for presenting Jordan's efforts and achievements, while opportunities for foreign investment in the Kingdom’s ICT sector are also highlighted.
Information and Communications Technology Forum I:
Held on the shores of the Dead Sea on 24 March 2000, the forum focused on reviewing education and training policies and programmes and the rehabilitation of human resources to meet challenges and international requirements. The two-day forum was attended by senior representatives of the international and local information technology companies by personal invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II, who delivered an important speech in which he pointed out many investment opportunities.
Information and Communications Technology Forum II:
Held on 30 September 2002, the second forum reviewed Jordan's efforts in the development of this industry.
Information and Communications Technology Forum III:
The forum was held at the Dead Sea on 15 September 2004, with the participation of more than a thousand Jordanian, regional and international experts and specialists from the ICT sector. During the forum, King Abdullah called for the launch of a fund to support local innovation and creativity and to encourage citizens to participate in building their future.
Information and Communications Technology Forum IV:
This two-day forum took place at the Dead Sea shore in December 2006, under the slogan, "The future is in your hands." The new Jordanian national strategy for the ICT sector 2007-2011 was launched at this forum. Experts from the ICT sector, representatives of civil society institutions and officials from the public and private sectors discussed ways of utilising technology for community development and expanding its use among different social groups. The international company, Microsoft, announced some special initiatives in the Middle East: a network of creative teachers and training programmes.