March 6-9, 2017

Royal Carribean Cruise

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About the Event

The IDC Middle East CIO Summit has been at the forefront of ICT thought leadership since its inception in 2008. And to mark the Summit’s 10th edition in 2017, IDC will be hosting 100 of the region's most influential CIOs on board a luxurious Royal Caribbean cruise.

With a focus on 'Enabling Dynamic Change for the Digital Era', the three-day agenda has been fine tuned to help modern CIOs evolve into true digital leaders capable of taking the customer experience to previously unimaginable heights.

And once the day's business is over, the floating location of this year's Summit truly comes into its own, providing a unique backdrop that promises so much more than a traditional technology conference. The 'Vision of the Seas' offers all the entertainment opportunities one would expect from a luxury cruise liner, with the option to extend your stay on board for a further three days of relaxation on the open seas.

Travel Itinerary


Date Port Activity
March 6 Dubai, UAE Boarding by 14:00
March 7 Khasab, Oman Conference 08:00-14:00. Free time from 15:00
March 8 Muscat, Oman Conference 08:00-14:00. Free time from 15:00
March 9 Muscat, Oman Conference 08:00-14:00. Option to disembark by 17:00
March 10 Cruising Free day
March 11 Abu Dhabi, UAE Free day. Option to disembark by 17:00
March 12 Dubai, UAE Free day. Disembark by 18:00

For more information about IDC's 2017 CIO Summit series, please contact:

Ronita Bhattacharjee, Associate Vice President, Conferences | rbhattacharjee@idc.com | +971 4 391 2747