Monday 7, March 2016

Sharjah – MENA Herald: Sharjah Media Centre is set host a press conference on Wednesday, 9 March, at Al Qasba Theatre, 10am, to unveil the agenda for the upcoming International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2016) that will run from 20 – 21 March at the Sharjah Expo.

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre, and His Excellency Tariq Seed Allay, Director of Sharjah Media Centre, will highlight the theme for this year’s forum and share details on the activities, topics, sessions and workshops.

The roster of speakers participating in this year’s discussions and the agenda for the closing ceremony of the Sharjah Government Communication Award that will be held on the second day of the forum will also be unveiled.

The press conference will be followed by a panel discussion themed ‘The Partnership between the Media and the Government Communication Units’. The conversation will feature Dr. Mohammed Al Hammadi, Editor-in-Chief of Al Ittihad Newspaper, Raed Barqawi, Executive Editor-in-Chief of Al Khaleej Newspaper, Mustafa Al Zarouni, Managing Editor of Khaleej Times.

The media briefing will be attended by the esteemed jury panel for the Sharjah Government Communication Award, as well as members of the media and representatives of IGCF 2016 sponsors. University students and volunteers that have signed up to participate in the forum will also attend the briefing.

The International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2016) aims to build a platform for better communication between governments and their stakeholders to support the government of Sharjah towards creating a participatory dialogue and to develop government communication mechanisms for the benefit of government institutions in the UAE and the wider region.