Global exposition, Gitex 2013 is exponentially growing on its international magnetism and is set to have even greater number of engaging platforms for the international community. As ever, GITEX Technology Week aims to increase its numbers of international visitors and exhibitors. Last year 19% of visitors hailed from Africa, 13% from the Americas, 4% from East and South Asia and 4% from Europe. DWTC hopes to improve on that showing through initiatives such as its burgeoning Africa in Focus programme.
GITEX’s growing global reach will be in further evidence at the expanded Business Solutions. Now in its second year, the dedicated showcase gives more than 40 specific country groups the chance to present their most innovative technology products and seek profitable cross-border sales and collaboration.
This year’s GITEX Technology Week Official Country Partner is Serbia.
The partnership will boost trade links with Serbia and increase the presence of the country’s many promising ICT companies at the event.
Game changing conferences
Joining Big Data Conference, sponsored by Commvault and Huawei, on GITEX Technology Week’s conference program is the well-established Cloud Confex, the largest and most influential event of its kind in the Middle East. On 22 October, leading experts will chronicle how and why cloud has moved from hype to mainstream, as technological bottlenecks disappear and business mindsets continue to change.
Sponsored by Etisalat and F5, this year’s Cloud Confex, is bolstered by the aforementioned Cloud Awards and an intensive two-day Cloud Governance, Risk and Compliance Workshop (23 and 24 October).
The latter will be led by renowned cloud guru Peter HJ van Eijk, an in-demand writer, speaker and trainer (he is a master trainer for the Cloud Essentials course and a Cloud Credential Council Certified Trainer).