2013-03-07 09:50:41 - Amman, Jordan 6 March 2013 –Today, AllWorld Network and the Information and Communications Technology Association - Jordan (Int@j) announced a partnership to showcase the region’s fast growing ICT entrepreneurs. The announcement was made at the MENA ICT Forum 2013 in Jordan.
Through their partnership, AllWorld Network and Int@j are creating the first-ever ranking of fast growth ICT companies located in the MENA region.Any company that applies will also be eligible for AllWorld’s Arabia500 ranking. Winners are ranked based on their sales growth and receive worldwide recognition, helping them grow further and become better known to customers and investors. The MENA ICT ranking will be announced at the next MENA ICT Forum.. The theme of the MENA ICT 2013 Forum is "Arab ICT Spring: Realizing Potential", featuring: MENA ICT Expo, Invest In ICT, Business Matching Sessions, Arab Golden Chip Awards, and other Networking Events, the MENA ICT Forum 2013 has been organized in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Communications
Technology and Ijma3 MENA ICT week, with support from USAID.
CEO of Intaj, Abed Shamlawi commented: “encouraging fast growth companies in the field of ICT is an important tool that will create positive competition. We are proud to have established this partnership with All World Network and we are optimistic about the ranking which will support entrepreneurship across the MENA region with the main focus on ICT companies.”
“With the immense engineering talent in the region, many ICT entrepreneurs in MENA are growing quickly and also solving pressing problems in education, health care, government services and the environment. These companies need to be better known to attract the customers and investors. We are proud to be teaming up with Int@j to create the MENA ICT ranking to bring global visibility to these cutting-edge entrepreneurs” said AllWorld co-CEO Anne Habiby.All companies apply on line at AllWorldLive.com and are ranked based on the strength of their three-year revenue growth. Winners join an elite global group of entrepreneurs and are invited to attend the AllWorldSummit@Harvard (June 24-27).
Founded in 2008 by Deirdre Coyle, Anne Habiby and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter,AllWorld Network aims tosystematically identify and rank fast growing private companies in emerging economies. AllWorld has published two Arabia500 rankings. The companies on the ranking are from the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan and collectively represent a $12 billion market growing at 40 percent a year. An AllWorld ranking puts fast growing companies on the world map - attracting new investors, customers, growth partners and talent. A concept that AllWorld calls Visibility EconomicsTM.