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GITEX 2009 to feature new initiatives

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, one of the most important ICT exhibitions in the world, is returning in 2009 to help companies power up during these challenging times by delivering an integrated platform for business development and networking, in one of the most resilient and sought after ICT markets in the world.

Scheduled to be held from 18-22 October 2009 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK will offer a focused environment with industry specific sectors including GITEX Business Solutions, GULFCOMMS and Consumer Electronics. In addition, the Middle East International Banking, Financial Technology and Services Exhibition, MEFX, will run alongside GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK to provide all-encompassing exposure to business opportunities throughout the region.

New initiatives include an extended GITEX Global Conference programme with more keynotes and conference tracks than ever before. In addition, the introduction of the new interactive features at Consumer Electronics: ‘Smart Office’ and ‘Smart Home’ offer a sneak preview into the technology of the future which will change the way consumers behave in the work place and home.

“GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK will play a critical role in driving the rejuvenation of the region’s ICT sector,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre organiser of the event. “This year, GITEX’s strategy is to provide the market with cost effective creative technology solutions to ride out the current climate and prepare for the new demands that recovery brings.”

Now in its 29th year, GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK has become a beacon for the information technology and communications sectors in the Middle East, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Decision makers and buyers will seek to use the event to improve the value proposition of their offerings while enhancing the cost efficiency of their operations.

Leading suppliers already onboard include Brother, Edimax Technology, Genius Computer Technology, Ministry of Interior Naturalisation & Residency Administration Dubai, NEC Philips, Panasonic and Sanyo.

The GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK Global Conference programme entitled ‘Defining the value of IT in a challenging economy’’ has been expanded again this year to include an impressive 40 tracks. These forums will feature leading international industry personalities who will engage and empower the GITEX community with new intelligence and information to more effectively adapt and manage their businesses as we enter a new era of economic dynamics.
Also returning will be an extended GITEX Majlis, an executive business programme for CEO’s and senior businesspeople. The networking forum, executive lounge and preferred priority seating at seminars, workshops and keynotes will be extended to around 3,000 members.

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, 18–22 October is open to trade and business professionals only from 10am – 7pm and takes place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Expansion includes an extended GITEX Global Conference programme as well as new interactive features at Consumer Electronics pavilion

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