Kuwait: Kuwait Telecommunications Company- stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, sponsored the renowned Kuwait Maker Faire 2020 expo held from February 11th to the 15th. The Faire was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, at the Kuwait International Fairground in Mishref.
stc's sponsorship of the event, which was attended by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Khaled Nasser Abdullah Al-Roudan, and the Executive Management at stc, comes in line with the Company’s social responsibility initiative to support technology, small and medium sized enterprises, and supporting the local youth in creating innovative solutions across various fields.
Following stc’s social responsibility agenda, the Company will be sitting on the judging panel that evaluates the participants’ creations, selecting the most innovative and creative inventions presented at the Faire organized by Kuwait Investment Company.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Danah AlJasem, General Manager of Corporate Communications at stc said, “stc’s sponsorship of the Maker Faire expo is driven by the Company’s initiative towards enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait by supporting innovative concepts run by entrepreneurs, specially within the fields of technology and digital solutions. In addition to stc’s continuous role in supporting and empowering the youth, we feel that it is our social responsibility to provide them with the strategic guidance and advice that will help benefit our society and the economic sector as a whole.”
On this occasion, AlJasem thanked the organizers as well as the sponsoring companies who made this event possible once again. The level of enthusiasm and ingenuity witnessed during the event emphasizes Kuwait’s role in driving youth led innovations. She also expressed her gratitude towards the continuous efforts displayed by the Kuwait Investment Company to host such a major event in Kuwait that attracts local and regional participants to display their inventions.
She added, “We are proud to be part of the judging panel and look forward to the results. This panel provides creative minds of those entrepreneurs to display their talents and inventions at the Maker Faire face to face.”
It is worth mentioning that the Maker Faire originated in the United States of America and since then has gained global popularity. Since then, the Maker Faire has been held in several countries around the world, with Kuwait being the first GCC country to exclusively host the expo, gathering tech enthusiasts, educators, creators and inventors to display their creations and share their talents in unique ways. This year, the Maker Faire was held during the month of February right before Kuwait’s National and Liberation Day celebrations.
To find out more about stc’s sponsorships, promotions and events, follow stc’s official social media platforms, visit one of stc’s branches, download the stc mobile application, visit www.stc.com.kw or contact the customer service center by dialing 102 for around the clock assistance.
Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) is a Kuwaiti shareholding company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July, 2008, to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law No. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, stc launched its operations in December 2008 and was listed on Boursa Kuwait in December 2014. It is a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers and enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, and is a subsidiary of stc Group. stc has rapidly reached a leader stance in the market through its customer and employee centric strategy.
stc offers an innovative range of world-class products, services and solutions with high quality, that cater to the customers’ needs and demands, both consumers and enterprise (stc business). In 2019, stc has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Internet Service Provider Quality Net General Trading and Contracting Company (Qualitynet) in Kuwait.
stc offers high internet speeds due to the implementation of the most advanced 5G network and deploying the largest network nationwide.
© Press Release 2020