Saudi Arabia gears up for GITEX
Country’s IT market is expected to grow by $1b by 2014
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's IT market is expected to grow by over $1b between 2010 and 2014, according to GITEX Saudi Arabia.
The industry was worth around $3.3b in 2010 and is expected to grow to $4.59b by 2014.
The upcoming GITEX Saudi Arabia 2011, the 10th International Information Technology Exhibition in the country, will focus on the sustained confidence in the Saudi IT market and investment opportunities in the sector.
"GITEX Saudi Arabia 2011 will again serve as KSA's top platform for engaging buyers and decision makers, displaying the latest IT technologies, and consolidating local and Middle Eastern IT business prospects. Saudi Arabia has been one of the most resilient IT markets during the downturn and yet still offers numerous opportunities. GITEX Saudi Arabia will show local, regional and international players and investors how to tap the potentials of the Saudi IT sector and contribute to its sustained growth," said Mohammed Al Hussaini, deputy general manager at the Riyadh Exhibitions Company.
GITEX Saudi Arabia will be supported by The Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT).
Exhibitors are coming from across the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Asia for GITEX Saudi Arabia, which will run alongside the Saudi Communications 2011 Exhibition, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and Computer Shopper 2011, the 10th Computer Shopper Exhibition.
The back-to-back shows will display a full range of ICT products, services and systems, telecommunications equipment; networking and IT solutions and software; office automation; the latest personal computers and laptops, mobile phones, multimedia devices and digital products. They will also feature technology-enabled educational and entertainment devices.
GITEX Saudi Arabia is expecting over 100,000 visitors and more than 450 exhibitors this year. The exhibition will take place from May 16 to 19, 2011 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre.