Chinese businesses visit GITEX to discuss smart cities

Delegation of Chinese smart city firms hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce at GITEX

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Chinese businesses visit GITEX to discuss smart cities Omar Khan with the Chinese delegation
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 16, 2018

A delegation of Chinese businesses has been exploring potential for smart city collaboration at GITEX Technology Week.

The group represents a number of leading Chinese technology companies specialising in smart city solutions.

During GITEX, the delegation met officials from Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Expo 2020, Dubai South, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and Dubai Police.

The delegation was hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, which has organised the trade mission through its Shanghai office.

The Chinese businessmen and their Dubai counterparts exchanged ideas and experiences related to ongoing smart city projects, and explored potential for collaboration and joint ventures in key sectors and areas in Dubai that require new smart city solutions.

Omar Khan, Director of International Offices at Dubai Chamber, explains that the trade mission aimed to introduce the Chinese delegates to government entities in Dubai that are involved in smart city projects and familiarise them with the local market.

"GITEX Technology Week 2018 provides an ideal opportunity for the Chinese delegates to see first-hand how Dubai is embracing smart technologies, services and solutions. The event proved to be a great platform for them to engage directly with key stakeholders and potential partners from the public sector and discuss the potential for adopting new and innovative technologies in various sectors within the emirate," he says.

Khan adds that the trade mission supports Dubai Chamber's efforts to attract Chinese companies to Dubai, adding that the visit contributes towards the emirate's vision of becoming the world's smartest city by 2021.

Dubai Chamber is currently exhibiting at GITEX Technology Week 2018 where it is showcasing its wide range of smart services and apps available to the business community in Dubai. These include online payments, membership, Certificates of Origin, ATA Carnets, mediation, and credit rating reports, in addition to other valuable resources which can be accessed through digital channels.

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