The seventh International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) of Sharjah will commence on March 28, the emirate announced on Monday.
According to Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the two-day forum at the city's Expo Centre will host more than 40 speakers from 16 countries, who will enlighten the guests on "the future of government communication in the age of the digital community."
The main theme of the programme is, “digital millennium … where to?”
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The event, the officials added, will feature 18 panel discussions and inspiring sessions, six interactive talks, four brainstorming sessions for children and young adults and seven workshops for journalists, government communication experts and visitors to the forum.
They said the event is anticipated to welcome up to 3,000 government officials, communication experts and specialists from across the world.
Addressing the presser, chairman of the Sharjah Media Council (SMC) Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmad Al Qasimi underscored that the event aims to highlight the best practices that achieve better and easier communication between the government and the public.
It also promotes Sharjah, he added, as a developed and progressive Emirate that has preserved its values and heritage and is dedicated to being an engaging multicultural hub to achieve a more positive communication between governments and people to serve the stability and interests of global communities.