Show attracts firms from across the globe

Companies from almost 80 countries focus on the Middle East market.

  • E-Mail
By  Administrator Published  September 7, 2007

This year's newly reformatted GITEX Technology Week exhibition has truly international appeal, with more than 3000 technology organisations from almost 80 countries showing here this week as they look to build their businesses in the region.

Many of these vendors and channel players are exhibiting through the show's 27 dedicated country Pavilions, which are located in Zabeel Hall, Hall 2, Hall 6, Hall 8 and The Pavilions. These firms include companies from as far afield as Canada, India, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Korea, with many of the Pavilions also taking up greater show areas than during last year's event.

The two new country pavilions appearing at this year's exhibition are Bulgaria, which is led by the Bulgarian Small & Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency and Italy, led in turn by the Torino Chamber of Commerce. The two of these pavilions combined see over 15 new companies arriving in the Middle East for the first time.

This region's ICT specialists are of course also well represented with companies and industry bodies from countries including Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, Tunisa, Morocco and Syria all in attendance. However the largest country pavilion from this region is that of Egypt, which is hosting representatives from no less than 24 separate companies.

Also at the show this year are two organisation-specific pavilions, hosted by Dubai e-Government and enterprise solutions giant Oracle, which is hosting its show space with the help of 26 of its partner companies that have flown in from around the world.

"The show has the strongest track record of any of the international ITC exhibitions in encouraging new connections between firms from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas," said Helal Saeed Al Marri, director general of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code