DWTC declares Gitex Technology Week 2010 a success

Visitors from over 65 different countries flocked to Dubai for Gitex 2010, with over 3,500 companies exhibiting at the show

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DWTC declares Gitex Technology Week 2010 a success People from 65 countries headed to this year's Gitex as well as representatives from around 3,500 companies.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 21, 2010

This year's Gitex Technology Week has been a resounding success and proved once again that the Middle East region remains a hotbed of IT innovation, according to the show's organiser DWTC.

Visitors from more than 65 countries have flocked to Dubai this week to see the latest technology being offered by in excess of 3,500 companies.

Abdulla Qassem, Senior Vice President of DWTC, says the pedigree of attendees reinforces the reputation of GITEX as a show which unites industry decision makers from around the globe.

"Exhibitors are very happy about the quality of the visitors," he says. "The most important thing for us is to bring in high quality visitors."

Additionally, Qassem says the quality of speakers this year illustrates the global reach of the show and also reinforces the region's status as a key emerging market for vendors. This year's Global Leaders Summit saw top executives from companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and RIM sharing their knowledge and experiences with show delegates.

"They have seen the market that is here and the opportunities that we can offer and the region can offer. I hope that next year this summit will grow and we will attract more key people from the industry," he says.

Other highlights this year include the launch of GITEX Cloud Confex and the introduction of a Mobile Apps & Content World platform to unite mobile content providers and operators, while the expanded e-government section has seen participation from many government entities in the UAE and the Gulf.

With the 2010 edition of the show drawing to a close today, Qassem is already looking ahead to next year. "We will come with new features and we will continue to grow. That is our goal and mandate for the industry."

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