Just got an e-mail announcing the Kuwait Documentation and Archiving Conference and Exhibition, being held April 4-5. Thought this was kind of cool because we’ve been discussing the Middle East as an emerging market for our technologies. From the speakers, it appears the technology is very much in the early stages of adoption, as it seems at least half are academics. I also only see one exhibitor – Sultan Records Management ( gotta like that name) signed up so far. They have like five media partners though, so let’s hope some publicity leads to more interest. It seems to be being put on by group called Promedia International that does quite a bit of Kuwait. It’s also being held under the “under the patronage of” H.E. Dr. Mohammad Mohsin Al Busairy, Minister of Communications, Kuwait.
Harvey Spencer has also tentatively scheduled a speaker from the Middle East at his upcoming capture conference.