Sheikh Maktoum opens 30th anniversary show
More than 3,500 technology companies showcasing their latest innovations this year.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, officially opened GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK yesterday, marking the start of the 30th anniversary edition of the show.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum was accompanied by VIP dignitaries from various governmental organisations and Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of GITEX.
“We are honoured to have his Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, open this very special 30th anniversary of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK,” says Almarri. “The Middle East is proving to be one of the most exciting and fastest growing ICT markets in the world, and we are seeing an increasing number of industry leaders showcasing their latest products at GITEX. The high-profile delegates and key decision makers make this one of the most significant technology events in the world. Our role is to maintain that momentum and facilitate the growth of the market,” he adds.
Thousands of trade and business visitors came through the doors within the first hours of what is expected to be one of the most successful GITEX weeks ever.
More than 3,500 technology companies from 65 nations are showcasing their latest products and services to more than 100,000 visitors at the five-day event, which this year has a number of new sections added to it.