GITEX gives green light to SME Zone

Expo to give technological leg up to MEA small businesses

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GITEX gives green light to SME Zone In 2011, C-level executives at GITEX represented a combined ICT budget of $50bn.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 20, 2012

Following last year's well-received trial GITEX Technology Week is officially launching its Symantec-sponsored SME Zone, which is intended to serve as a focal point for MEA ICT firms to reach out to potential investors.

In 2011, C-level executives at GITEX represented a combined ICT budget of $50bn, and the average order stood at $1.2m.

The SME Zone will also stage seminars from experts at the International Lounge, including Christian Illmer, senior director application & solution enterprise, ADVA Optical Networking (Germany); Klaus Mochalski, CEO, Adyton Systems AG (Germany); Jung Ji Bum, team leader (next generation industry team), NIPA(Korea's National IT Industry Promotion Agency); Mohamed Chakib, general manager of DATAPLUS and president of APEBI's export committee (Morocco);  and Thulani Mpetsheni , director, electro-technical sector, The Department of Trade & Industry (South Africa).

In addition to the SME ZONE, GITEX Technology Week will also put a high-profile spotlight on a range of solutions suited to SME enhancement via its GITEX Consumer Tech, GITEX Mobile Apps & Content World, GITEX Card Technology and GITEX Digital Marketing sectors.

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