Saudi computer show runs this week

The annual CommTel — Saudi Arabia’s major international computer exhibition — is in full swing at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The show runs until Friday...

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By  Patrick Phelvin Published  September 16, 2003

The annual CommTel — Saudi Arabia’s major international computer exhibition — is in full swing at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The show, which was opened by King Abdul Aziz University President Professor Osama ibn Sadik Tayeb on Sunday, runs until Friday, alongside the Middle East Education and Training Exhibition (MEETES).

CommTel showcases computing, computer shoppers, the internet, office equipment and accessories, business communications and mobile phones. “The show is being staged at a time when the Kingdom’s computer and communications sectors are witnessing continuous growth with annual sales estimated at more than US$800 million,” says a spokesman for Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, the show’s organiser.

“MEETES, the complimentary twin event that focuses on education sector tools, is appropriately timed, with students and parents already buying items for the new academic year that has just begun. It brings together all aspects of the education sector, both from within the Kingdom and overseas,” he adds.

“MEETES provides the right platform to assess opportunities through colleges and educational institutions from the US, the UK, Canada, Switzerland and Malaysia aside from the GCC states,” the spokesman said.

Switzerland has a strong presence at the MEETES, with more than 10 of its schools and institutions participating.

Among Malaysia’s participants in MEETES are the Multimedia University Malaysia and the University of Tenaga Nasional, both based in Kuala Lumpur.

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