Gitex opens; 1,000 launches expected
Dubai, October 14, 2012
The Gitex Technology Week, the region’s leading ICT event which opened its doors in Dubai today (October 14), will see more than 1,000 new launches showcasing the latest ICT innovations.
Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, inaugurated the 32nd edition of Gitex at teh Dubai World Trade Centre.
Leading global companies are launching their latest products and services to boost the Middle East’s growing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market, said the event organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre.
The event, under the theme “Where Technology Meets Business”, will address the latest trends, opportunities and solutions most relevant to the regional and global business community.
More than 130,000 visitors from 144 countries are expected through the doors of this year’s Gitex, which runs from October 14 to 18 at DWTC.
Gitex will host more than 3,500 exhibitors from 54 nations, including new country participants Algeria, Denmark and New Zealand, and over 625 new exhibitors including SAP, STC, ZTE, Vocalcom, ZTE and Sage.
A strong conferences line-up will set the stage for high-level knowledge exchange among experts and global ICT professionals. Exclusive Industry Briefings have been introduced, which focus on technology trends within the oil and gas, banking and finance, education, healthcare and government sectors.
Gitex is open to trade visitors and industry professionals only from 1pm – 7pm on October 14 and from 11am – 7pm from October 15 to 17. On October 18 the show opens at 11am and closes at 5pm. Registration costs Dh190 for a five-day pass.-TradeArabia News Service