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GITEX KSA back for ninth time

GITEX KSA 2010 to be held in Riyadh

GITEX KSA back for ninth time
GITEX KSA is an invaluable platform for companies looking to tap Saudi's growing ICT market, says Bhatti.

Riyadh Exhibitions Company is set to hold the ninth edition of GITEX KSA event in Riyadh at the end of March.

The event, an annual showcase of the ICT industry, aims to build on the ongoing growth of IT markets in the kingdom.

The Saudi IT market is predicted to reach an annual worth of SAR 18.1 billion ($4.8 bn) by 2013, with a 7% CAGR in hardware sales and a 9% CAGR in services revenues. Sales of PCs, notebook computers and IT accessories generated SAR 7.125 billion ($1.9 bn) in 2009, with IT services reaching SAR 3.75 billion ($1 bn).

The show, which runs from 25th to 29th April, will run alongside of the Saudi Communications 2010 event.

Shahid Bhatti, project manager of GITEX at Riyadh Exhibitions Company, said: "We expect another record participation with all the top ICT manufacturers confirming their presence at GITEX KSA 2010. In view of the changes in market dynamics, ICT companies will be actively interacting with corporate buyers, traders and other target audiences as they look out for lucrative deals and explore various joint venture opportunities

"GITEX KSA 2010 has been designed to provide invaluable exposure for participating companies who are looking to expand their business or gain a foothold in Saudi's booming ICT market. Moreover, the event continues to serve as the country's premier showcase of the latest and most important innovations and breakthroughs in the IT industry," Bhatti added.

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