Technology world to come together for 30th GITEX

Industry giants out in force to celebrate landmark achievement of 30th GITEX anniversary

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Technology world to come together for 30th GITEX The 30th anniversary of Gitex marks a milestone for the industry.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 12, 2010

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is set to unite the regional ICT community once again, with a comprehensive agenda of events planned to coincide with the show’s 30th anniversary.

Since its early years, GITEX has been a catalyst in furthering IT literacy and promoting technology adoption in the UAE and Middle East. The show is regarded by exhibitors as a key fixture in the ICT calendar, with growing levels of investment, ongoing developments in the industry and the scope of innovation attracting global attention. As it celebrates its 30th year, the exhibition remains a platform for companies to expand their presence into developing markets while providing the Middle East with the opportunity to embrace new technologies.

“The region’s importance as a key global ICT market is reflected by the continuous growth of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK over the years,” says Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event. “The event’s 30th anniversary is a milestone for the ICT industry and a credit to the innovators and entrepreneurs who have made this market such an attractive proposition for foreign investment. We are deeply appreciative of the enduring support the international community has extended to GITEX, working hand in hand over the 30 years to achieve a vibrant knowledge-driven marketplace. We are looking forward to an exciting future of continual innovation, opportunities and empowerment,” adds Almarri.

This year, GITEX has been expanded to target different verticals within the IT industry and consists of several key sectors.

GITEX 2010 includes the GITEX Cloud Confex, which will address the advantages and challenges associated with cloud computing; GITEX Mobile Apps and Content World, which will explore growth opportunities in the burgeoning market of mobile applications; and the GITEX Global Leaders Summit.

The Global Leaders Summit will include a keynote speech from Randi Zuckerberg, official spokesperson for Facebook, Director of Market Development and sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg; Bhaskar Gorti, Senior Vice President and General Manager Communications Global Business Unit at Oracle; and Ali Faramawy, Vice President, Microsoft International, Area Vice President at Microsoft MEA.

In addition to that, the GITEX Global Conferences programme contains more than 30 thought-provoking sessions that will be held by ICT leaders.

The first GITEX in 1981 drew a modest 46 exhibitors and a little over 3,000 visitors. Last year, it welcomed more than 130,000 visitors from 134 countries with 3,500 exhibitors. The show has grown from being a platform for sourcing basic IT products to become the region’s trendsetting event for technology adopters.

GITEX has become a beacon for the ICT sector in the Middle East. This year’s 30th anniversary presentation will present a power-packed week of intensive knowledge transfer and high profile networking opportunities.

The show is set to be a celebration for the UAE and the larger region, with many activities scheduled throughout the course of the week as the ICT industry commemorates its most iconic event.

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is set to unite the regional ICT community once again, with a comprehensive agenda of events planned to coincide with the show’s 30th anniversary.

Since its early years, GITEX has been a catalyst in furthering IT literacy and promoting technology adoption in the UAE and Middle East. The show is regarded by exhibitors as a key fixture in the ICT calendar, with growing levels of investment, ongoing developments in the industry and the scope of innovation attracting global attention. As it celebrates its 30th year, the exhibition remains a platform for companies to expand their presence into developing markets while providing the Middle East with the opportunity to embrace new technologies.

“The region’s importance as a key global ICT market is reflected by the continuous growth of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK over the years,” says Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event. “The event’s 30th anniversary is a milestone for the ICT industry and a credit to the innovators and entrepreneurs who have made this market such an attractive proposition for foreign investment. We are deeply appreciative of the enduring support the international community has extended to GITEX, working hand in hand over the 30 years to achieve a vibrant knowledge-driven marketplace. We are looking forward to an exciting future of continual innovation, opportunities and empowerment,” adds Almarri.

This year, GITEX has been expanded to target different verticals within the IT industry and consists of several key sectors.

GITEX 2010 includes the GITEX Cloud Confex, which will address the advantages and challenges associated with cloud computing; GITEX Mobile Apps and Content World, which will explore growth opportunities in the burgeoning market of mobile applications; and the GITEX Global Leaders Summit.

The Global Leaders Summit will include a keynote speech from Randi Zuckerberg, official spokesperson for Facebook, Director of Market Development and sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg; Bhaskar Gorti, Senior Vice President and General Manager Communications Global Business Unit at Oracle; and Ali Faramawy, Vice President, Microsoft International, Area Vice President at Microsoft MEA.

In addition to that, the GITEX Global Conferences programme contains more than 30 thought-provoking sessions that will be held by ICT leaders.

The first GITEX in 1981 drew a modest 46 exhibitors and a little over 3,000 visitors. Last year, it welcomed more than 130,000 visitors from 134 countries with 3,500 exhibitors. The show has grown from being a platform for sourcing basic IT products to become the region’s trendsetting event for technology adopters.

GITEX has become a beacon for the ICT sector in the Middle East. This year’s 30th anniversary presentation will present a power-packed week of intensive knowledge transfer and high profile networking opportunities.

The show is set to be a celebration for the UAE and the larger region, with many activities scheduled throughout the course of the week as the ICT industry commemorates its most iconic event.

2987 days ago
mansour

Did the GITEX really start 1981? or 1991?

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