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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - GITEX

Curtain comes down on Gitex Shopper 2013

Posted on 13/10/2013

The region's biggest technology retail show — Gitex Shopper — comes to a close on Saturday and exhibitors have reported a surge in sales and a jump in consumer confidence. Bargain hunters were scouting for last-minute deals as organisers confirmed that more than Dh50 million has been invested in bundles and freebies this year, which was matched by a rise in consumer spending. With the footfall and revenue figures not expected before next week, the retailers are in a buoyant mood. Last year, ...  >>MORE

Gitex Technology Week: 130,000 visitors expected

Posted on 10/10/2013

The 33rd edition of Gitex Technology Week will bring together 3,500 exhibitors in addition to top global and regional ICT decision-makers from 150 countries, according to its organiser — Dubai World Trade Centre — announcement on Wednesday during a news conference. The event's international stature continues to grow as it establishes strategic international partnerships and welcomes new country participants from Belarus, Brazil, Finland, Kenya, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia and Ukraine. ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper opens doors on Saturday for tech blitz

Posted on 05/10/2013

Gitex Shopper opens for business on Saturday with the stated promise of luring customers with the latest gizmos, promotions and bundled offers. The biggest names in the retail sector Al Falak, E-City, Emax, Geekay Games, iStyle, Jacky's Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Max Electronics, Mega Electronics, MK Trading, One Mobile, 050 Telecom, Plugs Ins, Tec Buy and Sharaf DG — will all be there at the Dubai World Trade Centre halls spread over 35,000 square metres. "We expect over 200,000 to ...  >>MORE

All roads lead to Gitex Shopper

Posted on 04/10/2013

Tech-savvy shoppers are gearing up for an eight-day extravaganza of bargains and high energy when the main Gitex Shopper 2013 opens from tomorrow till October 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event provides an additional platform for retailers to showcase the very latest in consumer electronics. "Gitex Shopper is the biggest and most anticipated consumer electronics show in the Middle East, and our main focus is making sure we continue to deliver the best possible experience for both ...  >>MORE

Datamatix Gitex to kick off in October

Posted on 03/09/2013

Dubai's annual IT extravaganza, the Datamatix Gitex Conference 2013, is set to kick off on the 20th of October this year The four-day conference creates a platform to assemble key industrial players to come up with various methodologies - for the government/business organisations - to adopt the latest technological innovations in the ICT sector, to strengthen cloud-computing architecture, upgrade social media strategies as well as government ERP. The conference will focus on various ICT ...  >>MORE

GITEX Technology Week 2013 poised to be most comprehensive edition in event's history

Posted on 31/08/2013

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today revealed that GITEX Technology Week 2013 is poised to become the most comprehensive edition yet in the event's history. Running under the theme 'Let's Create, Disrupt and Re-imagine Together', the 33rd edition of GITEX Technology Week 2013 runs from October 20-24 at DWTC, with Dubai Internet City (DIC) a strategic partner. The event organiser's optimism comes as the local IT market continues to go from strength to strength; the latest forecast by Gartner ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper Spring 2013 opens doors

Posted on 04/04/2013

GITEX Shopper Spring 2013, the biggest consumer electronics retail platform with power retailers and world class brands, has kicked off at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Only one hour after the opening by the Director General of Dubai Municipality, Husain Nasser Lootah, a large turnout of more than 3500 visitors thronged the venue. The show was created under the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The ...  >>MORE

First GITEX Shopper Spring edition to open doors

Posted on 03/04/2013

Retailers are excited to have another version of GITEX Shopper as it provides the only platform in the Middle East for consumers to reach the top retailers and international electronics brands in under one roof. The first GITEX Shopper Spring 2013 opens doors from April 3-6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Millions of dirhams worth in prizes are up for grabs with promotions, raffles and giveaways, including a Mini Cooper 2013 to be won every day of the show. Power retailers like E-Max, ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper Spring 2013 to showcase latest tech products, gadgets and accessories

Posted on 31/03/2013

Governments across the region are driving initiatives in the education sector that are revolutionising the traditional classroom and learning approach. One example is the Dh1 billion "Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Initiative" launched last year as part of the UAE Vision 2021 that will transform classrooms as well as integrate teachers, students, parents and administrators into a single e-platform. Exhibitors at this year's inaugural GITEX Shopper Spring 2013 will be offering unbeatable ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper looks to utilise new marketing window

Posted on 28/03/2013

With a new marketing window opening up through Gitex Shopper's Spring edition next week, local tech and electronics distributors are working on their pricing and stocking strategies on the fly. In particular they will want to see whether a Gitex Shopper platform can help drive volumes in what has usually been a relatively weak period for tech retail after the January and February highs. Given that a Gitex Shopper edition is being held for the first time in April as well, price-based offerings ...  >>MORE

Gitex Technology Week takes off

Posted on 15/10/2012

The 32nd edition of Gitex Technology Week 2012 was opened in Dubai on Sunday by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, under the theme, "Where Technology Means Business”. And Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, toured the exhibition halls along with Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and top government officials as well as industry professionals. The show, being held at ...  >>MORE

Windows 8 App debuts at Gitex 2012 ahead of Windows 8 general availability on October 26

Posted on 15/10/2012

More than 138,000 visitors to Gitex, the foremost technology show in the region, will have a seamless high-tech Gitex experience this year thanks to the collaboration between Microsoft, LINK Development and The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of Gitex Technology Week 2012. Collaboration between the three corporations, each an industry leader, led to showcasing the most trending application built on Microsoft technology, even before the official launch of Windows 8 towards the end ...  >>MORE

Etisalat begins Gitex at speed of 300Mbps

Posted on 15/10/2012

Etisalat's customers will become the first in the Middle East to enjoy transformational Internet speeds in their homes as Etisalat announces launch of 300Mbps speeds, allowing superfast access to content, gaming, video streaming, social media, downloads and much more. As part of Etisalat's eLife double play and triple play service, Etisalat is set to launch the blazing, 10 times faster Internet speeds for residential customers by end of October 2012. As of yesterday, eLife service now ...  >>MORE

1,000 launches seen at Gitex Tech Week

Posted on 11/10/2012

Gitex Technology Week will witness around 1,000 launches when it opens doors next week, where more than 3,500 suppliers await around 130,000 industry professionals to visit their stands. Now in its 32nd year, the event is widely regarded as one of the world's top three international information and communication technology events. The show runs from October 14-18 under the theme, "Where Technology Means Business”. The event's organiser, the Dubai World Trade Centre, or DWTC, expects a five to ...  >>MORE

Curtain comes down on Gitex Shopper 2012

Posted on 07/10/2012

As the region's biggest technology retail show comes to a close on Saturday night, exhibitors have reported a surge in sales, a jump in consumer confidence, a phenomenal rush of bargain hunters scouting for throwaway deals and fabled last-minute discounts. From being just a marketplace for computers and accessories, Gulf Information and Technology Exhibition (Gitex) Shopper — the eight-day shopping extravaganza held at its new home this year — has emerged as the single largest retail platform ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid orders biannual Gitex

Posted on 03/10/2012

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday ordered the organisers to hold Gitex Shopper twice a year in view of the increasing demand. He issued the order after visiting the expo. Sheikh Mohammed also visited the real estate expo, Cityscape Global, which was opened at Dubai World Trade Centre earlier in the day. He expressed satisfaction at the robust return of Cityscape, which has 50 per cent more exhibition ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper: Alluring bargains, gifts dazzle visitors

Posted on 30/09/2012

Gitex Shopper, a sought-after global destination for technology shoppers, opened on Saturday at the Dubai World Trade Centre with retail giants and leading electronics brands dazzling visitors with alluring bargains and gifts. Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, opened the sales spectacle that is expected to generate Dh200 million in transactions, surpassing the record sales at the previous edition held in 2011. Being a weekend, ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper to contribute about 10% of retailers’ annual sales

Posted on 27/09/2012

Tech retailers are expecting to ring up about 10 per cent of their annual sales during the eight days of Gitex Shopper which starts this Saturday, they said. The top sales magnets will be laptops, ultrabooks, tablets and smartphones, the chief executives of major electronic retail companies said yesterday during a press conference to announce the event. "Gitex Shopper is a feeding frenzy,” quipped Vishesh Bhatia, chief executive of Jumbo Electronics. The consumer electronics show contributes ...  >>MORE

Bundled offers place the shopper at the centre of the tech revolution

Posted on 25/09/2012

Bundling is the only game that counts any more in tech retail. Visitors to Gitex Shopper 2012 will have plenty of product and service bundles awaiting them when they hit the aisles of the Dubai International Exhibition Centre this week. Going for a smartphone? Why not receive a snazzy leather pouch free of charge along with it? If a tablet is what the buyer has an eye on, chances are that a keyboard will be thrown into the bundle. And for a generation-next Ultrabook, it is either a printer or ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper relocated to DWT

Posted on 06/09/2012

Organisers of the region's largest consumer IT and electronics show, GITEX Shopper, yesterday announced the relocation of the show this year to the Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX Shopper will take place slightly earlier in the year, from 29 September - 6 October 2012, and will increase its opening hours to meet visitor demand. The show will be the biggest yet, with 25 per cent increased exhibitor space to accommodate surge in industry demand and more than 25,000 of the latest products and ...  >>MORE

Major carriers and suppliers to meet at Gitex 2012's Gulfcomms to discuss and adapt to rapid subscriber uptake year

Posted on 04/09/2012

Industry experts believe that the next generation of advanced mobile telecommunications services, commonly known as 4G, is expected to continue spreading rapidly throughout Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia leading the way. Ushered in with the advent of long term evolution (LTE) technology, 4G allows smartphone users to migrate from 3G's largely voice-based offering to enjoy the super-high internet speeds - 150 Mbps downlink, 50 Mbps uplink - ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper set to grow 25% with move to DWTC

Posted on 09/08/2012

In addition to the new, ultra-convenient central location, Gitex Shopper will take place slightly earlier in the year, from September 29 to October 6, and will increase its opening hours to meet visitor demand. The show will be the biggest and best yet, with 25 per cent increased exhibitor space to accommodate the surge in industry demand and more than 25,000 of the latest cutting-edge products and gadgets on the market. Aroound 95 per cent of the floor space has already booked by some of the ...  >>MORE

GITEX Technology Week 2012 boosts its scope

Posted on 28/07/2012

GITEX Technology Week 2012 boosts its international scope as the ICT sector transforms the way business is done Managing Big Data, the role of consumer devices in the workplace, cyber security, nurturing the growth of SMEs and opportunities in Africa are at the fore this year. Over the past 32 years, GITEX Technology Week has consistently ramped up its scale and influence and is set to have an even greater international impact this year, further boosting the brand as one of the world's largest ...  >>MORE

Shopper concludes with record sales

Posted on 16/10/2011

GITEX Shopper, which concluded on Saturday, is expected to record over Dh190 million total sales after eight busy days. Last year the Shopper recorded Dh175 million sales and this year major retailers see a double-digit growth in sales compared to last year. It means the show will comfortably cross Dh190 million sales mark, according to Khaleej Times conservative estimates after talking to a few big retailers at the show. Last year GITEX Shopper sales witnessed an increase of 40 per cent ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid opens GITEX 2011

Posted on 10/10/2011

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday officially opened GITEX Technology Week, celebrating the 31st anniversary of one of the world's top ICT events at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed were H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and several other dignitaries. In his 3-hour tour to the venue, Sheikh Mohammed visited the stands of a number of national and ...  >>MORE

Curtains up on Gitex mega show

Posted on 09/10/2011

GITEX Technology Week opens its doors today as leading global companies prepare to launch new products and services to boost the Middle East's growing ICT market amid growing consumer confidence. Under the 2011 theme of "Redefine the Future” GITEX will address the latest trends, opportunities and solutions most relevant to the 
region's businesses. "In an ever-changing industry, GITEX consistently strives to enhance the experience for exhibitors and visitors alike and is committed to ...  >>MORE

Countdown is on to Gitex Shopper

Posted on 04/10/2011

With just days to go until the consumer electronics event of the year kicks off, Gitex Shopper exhibitors are in the final stages of preparing the biggest ever retail extravaganza in the show's history. Unrivalled prices on over 25,000 different up-to-the minute gadgets, bundled deals and an array of exciting competitions has set the stage for the best Gitex Shopper yet. Taking place from 8 - 15 October 2011 at Airport Expo Dubai and organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Gitex ...  >>MORE

Gitex Technology Week 2011 - spotlight on world's latest trends

Posted on 04/10/2011

Gitex Technology Week which runs from 9 - 13 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), connects more than 130,000 industry professionals from five continents with over 3,500 suppliers. Under the 2011 theme of "Redefine the Future" Gitex maintains and enhances its status of the region's only finger-on-the-pulse ICT event that not only provides practical solutions, but drives the investment that helps to make the Middle East a competitive technology market. ...  >>MORE

Gitex Global Leaders Summit announces world class speaker line-up

Posted on 06/09/2011

The past year has marked a new era of transformation leadership inspired by identifying new areas of thinking, investing in changes and listening to potential shifts. This year's Gitex Technology Week's Global Leaders Summit on 9 October 2011 focuses on a key strategy within this trend - 'Innovation in Leadership', with some of the ICT industry's most successful business pioneers discussing substance, relevance and fresh innovative thinking. The summit will feature high-level thought leaders ...  >>MORE

Gitex gets new look

Posted on 11/07/2011

Following three decades of innovation at the ‘Gitex Technology Week' spotlight turns to Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Card Technology and Mobile Applications for this year's 31st edition, scheduled to start from October 9-13. The technology event will this year further evolve showcasing new features which reflect regional and global trends, offering new highlights to exhibitors and attendees alike. Under the 2011 theme of "Redefine the Future” Gitex will address the issues most relevant ...  >>MORE

GITEX shopper concludes with record sales

Posted on 24/10/2010

GITEX Shopper, which concluded on Saturday, attracted a large number of visitors and also witnessed record sale of smart phones, digital cameras and high-definition TVs. Some exhibitors at the eight-day largest consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East said they went out of stock for small electronic items. Shoppers poured into Airport Expo from day one, thronging the three halls and snapping up the amazing deals on offer from more than 160 participating companies. GITEX Shopper ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Gitex 2010

Posted on 19/10/2010

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited in Dubai yesterday the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex), being held at Dubai World Trade Centre. He was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince. Also present were Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, Director of Dubai Ruler's Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shebani and other senior officials. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Gitex gets down to business: 3,500 firms, 675 exhibitors, 65 countries

Posted on 18/10/2010

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened on Sunday the 30th edition of Gitex Technology Week, one of the world's top three information and communication technology events, at the Dubai International Convention Centre. Sheikh Maktoum set on his tour of the exhibition by signing the giant e-memorial plague installed on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Gitex and then cut the traditional red ribbon. Sheikh Maktoum toured various stands and booths ...  >>MORE

Visitors throng Airport Expo on first day of Gitex Shopper

Posted on 17/10/2010

Technology exhibition Gitex Shopper was opened on Saturday by Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. The shopping event is the largest consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East and runs until Saturday 23 October at the Airport Expo Dubai. Shoppers poured into Airport Expo on day one, thronging the three halls and snapping up the deals on offer from more than 160 participating companies including BDL, CompuME, Dell, Du, ...  >>MORE

World technology leaders prepare to dazzle at Gitex 30th anniversary

Posted on 13/10/2010

The 30th anniversary of Gitex Technology Week, hailed as one of the world's top three ICT events, will bring together the who's who in the ICT industry to celebrate three decades of technology innovation in the region. This dynamic 30th event brings more to the industry than ever before, showcasing new features which push the boundaries of Middle East innovation and investment. The show is both a barometer and a driver of the changing face of technology investment in one of the world's ...  >>MORE

Dubai eGovernment to expand space at GITEX

Posted on 19/08/2010

Dubai eGovernment has announced that its stand at the 30th edition of GITEX Technology Week will be three-fold bigger compared with its exhibition space in the 2009 edition. GITEX 2010 will be held from October 17 to 21, 2010, offering a unique opportunity for participants to exchange experiences and to explore the latest IT innovations and solutions. Dubai eGovernment has always been keen since its inception in 2001 to participate in annual trade exhibitions, aiming to raise awareness of ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates GITEX Technology Week 2009

Posted on 19/10/2009

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai inaugurated the 29th edition of GITEX Technology Week today, marking the beginning of the most important ICT event in the region. After officially opening the show, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his entourage toured the exhibition for a first-hand look of the exhibition floor and sampled some of the world-class technological innovations and products that will be showcased ...  >>MORE

IT spending to touch US$36b in region

Posted on 18/10/2009

Gitex, the region's leading technology exhibition, opens on Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The show, now in its 19th year, will run until Thursday. It's been a rough year for the IT industry, which has seen little to no growth over the past year as many companies have scaled back spending. Helal Saeed Al Merri, the chief executive of the DWTC, told reporters last week that the region's IT industry and Gitex have been hit by the global economic recession, but has been "less ...  >>MORE

Dubai to be first for Windows 7 sale

Posted on 14/10/2009

When looking to boost excitement about a technology exhibition, there are fewer big opportunities than the release of the latest Windows operating system. That wasn't lost on the Gitex team at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) or on its CEO, Helal Saeed Al Marri, who said the company actually talked to Microsoft about rescheduling the week-long technology show to coincide with the global launch of Windows 7 on October 22. When that didn't work, the team at Microsoft's office in Dubai were ...  >>MORE

etisalat promises a spectacular customer experience at Gitex 2009

Posted on 11/10/2009

Etisalat yesterday announced its participation in the Gitex Technology Week (18th-22nd October), the most eagerly awaited technology event in the Middle East and one of world's biggest exhibition event. With the most exciting hands- on experiential stand at the venue, Etisalat is participating this year in three big events including Gulfcomms, Gitex Shopper and the Gitex Global Conference. etisalat is preparing for a mind-blowing participation this year at Gitex. ...  >>MORE

Gitex expands exhibition space by 21,000 sqm

Posted on 13/09/2009

Gitex Technology Week – Dubai's annual IT exhibition and conference scheduled to be held next month – will occupy 85,000 square metres, an increase of 21,000 sqm over its previous edition, despite the organisers expecting only a little increase in the number of visitors this year. Trixee Loh, Senior Vice-President, Exhibitions at Dubai World Trade Centre, the organisers of the exhibition, told Emirates Business: "Early online registrations have been good, indicating the return of past visitors ...  >>MORE

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Curtain comes down on Gitex Shopper 2013


Gitex Technology Week: 130,000 visitors expected


Gitex Shopper opens doors on Saturday for tech blitz


All roads lead to Gitex Shopper


Datamatix Gitex to kick off in October


GITEX Technology Week 2013 poised to be most comprehensive edition in event's history


GITEX Shopper Spring 2013 opens doors


First GITEX Shopper Spring edition to open doors


GITEX Shopper Spring 2013 to showcase latest tech products, gadgets and accessories


Gitex Shopper looks to utilise new marketing window


Gitex Technology Week takes off


Windows 8 App debuts at Gitex 2012 ahead of Windows 8 general availability on October 26


Etisalat begins Gitex at speed of 300Mbps


1,000 launches seen at Gitex Tech Week


Curtain comes down on Gitex Shopper 2012


Mohammed bin Rashid orders biannual Gitex


Gitex Shopper: Alluring bargains, gifts dazzle visitors


Gitex Shopper to contribute about 10% of retailers’ annual sales


Bundled offers place the shopper at the centre of the tech revolution


GITEX Shopper relocated to DWT


Major carriers and suppliers to meet at Gitex 2012's Gulfcomms to discuss and adapt to rapid subscriber uptake year


Gitex Shopper set to grow 25% with move to DWTC


GITEX Technology Week 2012 boosts its scope


Shopper concludes with record sales


Mohammed bin Rashid opens GITEX 2011


Curtains up on Gitex mega show


Countdown is on to Gitex Shopper


Gitex Technology Week 2011 - spotlight on world's latest trends


Gitex Global Leaders Summit announces world class speaker line-up


Gitex gets new look


GITEX shopper concludes with record sales


Mohammed bin Rashid visits Gitex 2010


Gitex gets down to business: 3,500 firms, 675 exhibitors, 65 countries


Visitors throng Airport Expo on first day of Gitex Shopper


World technology leaders prepare to dazzle at Gitex 30th anniversary


Dubai eGovernment to expand space at GITEX


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates GITEX Technology Week 2009


IT spending to touch US$36b in region


Dubai to be first for Windows 7 sale


etisalat promises a spectacular customer experience at Gitex 2009


Gitex expands exhibition space by 21,000 sqm