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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - GITEX

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

Gitex Shopper offers bargains to consumers

Posted on 19/08/2009

Gitex Shopper and Consumer Electronics Expo 2009 will be open for two full weekends to give visitors more time to take advantage of the exclusive deals and promotions on a wide variety of technology. Now in its 19th year, the eight-day extravaganza held at Airport Expo Dubai from October 17 to 24 will bring together the biggest names in consumer electronics. For a Dh20 entry fee per person, shoppers can enjoy a range of promotions from mobile phones to laptops and computer accessories, as ...  >>MORE

IT spending UAE likely to reach US$4.7b by 2013

Posted on 05/08/2009

Spending on information technology in the UAE is expected to grow from US$3.1 billion (Dh11.39 billion) in 2008 to about US$4.7 billion by 2013, according to a recent report by Business Monitor International. The report predicts that, despite the global economic slowdown, local and federal government initiatives combined with significant population growth, and continued developments in healthcare, education, real estate and tourism will offer excellent opportunities for ICT (information and ...  >>MORE

The curtain comes down on a highly successful GITEX Shopper 2008

Posted on 26/10/2008

GITEX Shopper 2008, the largest and most popular technology retail event in the Middle East, came to a grand conclusion yesterday with visitors and exhibitors alike concluding that the seven days show exceeded their expectations. Exhibitors have expressed delight with the excellent sales, whilst visitors have got much more than they bargained for via spectacular prizes, promotions, offers and giveaways that were offered at the GITEX Shopper. Scores of last minute shoppers poured into the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates GITEX 2008

Posted on 20/10/2008

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, inaugurated in Dubai yesterday the 28th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2008). The three-day show, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ends on Thursday evening. After cutting the tape to declare the exhibition opened, Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Dubai Crown Prince, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, toured the various ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Majid inaugurates GITEX 2008

Posted on 19/10/2008

GITEX Shopper and Consumer Electronics Expo, the largest and most popular technology retail event in the Middle East, which will be held from 18 - 24 October 2008, got off to a flying start yesterday following its inauguration by HH Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Sheikh Majid had a firsthand glimpse of what lies in store for consumers over the next week. In its 18th edition, GITEX Shopper continues to be a popular event. With ...  >>MORE

Dubai gets ready for Gitex madness

Posted on 18/10/2008

It may seem a bit strange at a curtain-raiser for one of the biggest technology events of the year to give over so much time to discuss parking. But the numbers alone are enough to explain why the topic is such an issue for this year's Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex) – with more than 3,300 companies represented and 130,000 people expected to visit from over 83 countries. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director-General of organiser Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), allayed some fears of ...  >>MORE

UAE Government to mark strong presence at GITEX 2008

Posted on 17/10/2008

Dubai, Oct 17, 2008 (WAM) - The UAE Government today announced it will mark a strong presence at GITEX Technology Week 2008, with six UAE ministries showcasing their electronic platforms, applications and e-services. The federal government's remarkable participation at GITEX this year reflects its strategy towards promoting a highly effective and enabling electronic work environment that guarantees efficient, timely and high quality services to end users. The participating federal government ...  >>MORE

Gitex likely to attract 130,000 visitors

Posted on 03/09/2008

The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre expects to receive over 130,000 visitors during the Gitex technology week to be held on October 19-23. Helal Saeed Al Merri, director-general, Dubai World Trade Centre, organisers of the ICT exhibition, said: "Gitex continues to attract companies from leading technology hubs from around the world, who recognise the unique opportunities for expansion and further growth that the Middle East markets offer." During a difficult financial ...  >>MORE

Challenges ahead for Gitex

Posted on 15/09/2007

Repeating the success of Dubai's long-running Gitex consumer electronics expo has been a tough ask for event organisers, but securing its long-term appeal to consumers could be an even bigger challenge. The usual issues of traffic congestion and limitations on parking at the Airport Expo venue were evident again this year, and organisers faced a new headache in dealing with increased operating costs and a packed schedule of conferences later in the year. The impact of these issues is yet ...  >>MORE

Expo 'will continue to evolve'

Posted on 13/09/2007

Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex), the largest IT exhibition in the Middle East, wound down yesterday, drawing roughly the same number of visitors as last year. Officials from the Dubai World Trade Centre said final results would be released in the next few days. As of day four, numbers were on a par with 2006, which drew in more than 130,000 visitors, according to Helal Al Merri, director general of Dubai World Trade Centre. The summer timing, and the fact that exhibition ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Rashid opens Gitex

Posted on 09/09/2007

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Dubai Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry opened in Dubai yesterday the 27th edition of Gitex, the Middle East's largest and popular IT exhibition. Accompanied by senior visitors, Hamdan toured the exhibition, where he was briefed about the latest IT inventions and products. The inauguration of the-five-day event was attended by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy, Dr. Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, State Minister for Financial and ...  >>MORE

27th edition of GITEX Technology Week kicks off tomorrow

Posted on 08/09/2007

The 27th edition of the GITEX Technology Week, organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre, will officially open today. Welcoming thousands of visitors and international and regional companies over the next five days. Doors will open at 1:00pm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), where visitors will be able to get their first glimpse of the innovative onsite campaigns being deployed by some of the biggest brands in the ICT industry. Exhibitors will be ramping ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper opens to fanfare

Posted on 07/09/2007

The 17th edition of the Gulf's leading consumer technology platform - Gitex Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 - was inaugurated yesterday by Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Owais, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, at the Airport Expo Dubai. Over 170 vendors are showcasing 20,000 products over 26,000 sq.metres at the Airport Expo Dubai, this year. Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Owais and his VIP entourage toured the show and visited some of the major exhibitors to view the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Internet City's Community Zone to focus on smart technology

Posted on 04/09/2007

The advent of smart technology and its various future implications in the modern-day tech-savvy world will be the focus of the Dubai Internet City (DIC) Community Zone, at Gitex Technology Week 2007. Under the theme 'Your world is getting smarter', DIC, one of the largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) free zones in the world, along with its business partners, will showcase products featuring smart technologies including cutting-edge plasma displays, new range of notebooks, ...  >>MORE

Top firms gear up for region's premier IT show

Posted on 04/09/2007

It will be a year like no other for the 27th Gitex IT exhibition. Starting Saturday, Dubai's largest trade show will emerge rebranded, rescheduled and rearranged - and the entire region will be watching closely to see how the new format fares. Gitex Technology Week is its new name, and to the chagrin of some, it is being held in the middle of the summer this year. A massive gathering of dentists in November is the reason for the date change. In a push towards isolating and focusing on ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Jawaher honoured

Posted on 13/08/2007

Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah was decorated yesterday with the honorary medal awarded to her by the Olave Baden Powell Society in recognition of her services to the girls guides and scouts movement. Sheikha Jawaher, who is also the Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs becomes the first Arab woman in the world to earn this international recognition for her dedication to the world girl guides and scouts movement. ...  >>MORE

GITEX 2007 to kick off next September

Posted on 02/08/2007

The region's largest technology exhibition, GITEX will kick off on 6th September. GITEX is organized by Dubai World Trade Centre and will run to 12th September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) on an area up to 25000 square meters. The 27th edition of the event, rated among the world's top three information technology exhibitions, will continue in to reflect the importance and phenomenal growth of the IT industry in the Middle East by highlighting the latest ...  >>MORE

Retail spending at Gitex Shopper reaches Dh82m

Posted on 25/11/2006

Retail spending at Dubai's Gitex Shopper hit Dh82 million over the seven day event as shoppers took advantage of slashed prices on a range of consumer electronics. Organisers of the retail bonanza say the Dh10 million rise in spending over 2005 was due the event's shift from computers to a wider product mix including TVs, mobile phones, cameras and electronics accessories. The total visitor numbers for Gitex Shopper were up 6.5 per cent on last year at 125,753, while the Gitex and GULFCOMMS ...  >>MORE

Gitex 2006 to focus on telecom technology

Posted on 15/11/2006

The converging worlds of technology and telecommunications will be showcased at this year's Gitex technology trade fair starting on Saturday at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show will include the first-ever dedicated focus on the telecom sector, with the Gulfcomms tele-communications trade fair taking place at the same time adjacent to Gitex. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Etisalat and du will man booths at Gulfcomms, as will international ...  >>MORE

GITEX 2006 set to host over 3,000 companies

Posted on 08/10/2006

GITEX 2006 will host over 3,000 companies from more than 60 countries, announced organiser Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The 26th edition of the premier trade event is scheduled to be held from November 18-22, 2006 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition will reflect the latest advancements in the ICT industry including products and innovations that will enhance the digital world as well as developments in global technology markets. GITEX will also ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper concludes with sales up by 36% to Dh76 million

Posted on 01/10/2005

The 15th edition of GITEX Shopper drew to a grand close at the Airport Expo Thursday, with retailers reporting sales in excess of Dh76 million, marking a 36% increase in transactions and bright prospects for post-event deals in the coming few days. The seven-day IT retail extravaganza proved to be a big draw for consumers who totalled 117,994, an increase in footfall of over 9.25% over last year. They were overwhelmed by promotions, value-adds, and cash prizes, one kilogram gold a day offers ...  >>MORE

Nahyan inspects ZU Smart Square enterprises

Posted on 01/10/2005

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education said that the information technology with its various sections and elements has become the strategic option to be applied to all our educational systems, especially university levels, with the aim of preparing national cadres that can keep pace with the era requirements and shoulder development and progress responsibilities. Sheikh Nahyan, who is also Chancellor of the Zayed University, ZU, made these remarks during his visit to the ...  >>MORE

GITEX trade visitors surge by 9.7 percent

Posted on 30/09/2005

The Silver Jubilee edition of GITEX lived up to its international reputation as one of the leading IT exhibitions in the world by attracting a record number of trade visitors from across the globe. The event, which attracted 127,724 trade visitors, registered a 9.77% increase over the previous edition announced organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Product launches by IT majors, a marked increase in the number of deals and visits by corporate VIPs were the hallmarks of the show which ...  >>MORE

GITEX inaugurated

Posted on 26/09/2005

Sheikh Mohammad opened GITEX at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) yesterday and toured its various stalls where he was briefed on the products being showcased at the exhibition. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Group and President of Dubai Civil Aviation, who was accompanying him, said the Exhibition City planned near Jebel Ali would be able to host most of the exhibitions when it is ready. GITEX, the premier international ICT event, ...  >>MORE

GITEX 2005 opens in Dubai

Posted on 25/09/2005

The 'Global ICT Leaders @ GITEX 2005' opened in Dubai yesterday with discussions on the vision required to be a successful ICT Leader in the 21st Century. The event, formerly known as the 'Datamatix GITEX Conferences', is being held from the 24th to the 29th of September, 2005 at the Penta and Theatre Room, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. Global ICT Leaders @ GITEX 2005 focuses on great ideas, strategic use of best practices and real world leadership experiences from IT and business ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper opens in Dubai today

Posted on 24/09/2005

The 15th edition of the GITEX Shopper opens today with more than 4,000 products including computers, peripherals, consumer electronics, digital home entertainment, LCD TVs, mobile phones, laptops and a wide variety of other products on display at the Airport Expo, the organiser Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced yesterday. The event will be even more exciting for consumers this year with attractive bargains, cash deals, raffles, easy payment facilities, credit card promotions and ...  >>MORE

GITEX to have 2,724 exhibitors this year

Posted on 23/09/2005

As many as 2,724 companies are participating in the silver jubilee edition of the Gulf Information and Technology Exhibition (GITEX), the premier international ICT event, that opens its doors to trade visitors on Sunday. Organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), GITEX, the largest IT showcase in the Middle East, will occupy all the halls, both concourses, the additionally created Hall 1A adjacent to Hall 1 and Hall 4a at the DWTC from September 25 to 29. The new halls will form part ...  >>MORE

DIC to make big splash at GITEX 2005

Posted on 21/09/2005

Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of Dubai Holding, is set to make a big splash at GITEX for the fifth year running. The ICT hub of the Middle East will support the 27 Business Partners at its huge Community Zone, covering all of Concourse Two at GITEX. Several DIC Business Partners have returned to the Community Zone this year with increased space to showcase their offerings. The Community Zone provides DIC's Business Partners with a unique platform to gain maximum visibility for their ...  >>MORE

UAE leads GCC with 20.9% growth in IT

Posted on 05/09/2005

The UAE overshadowed the GCC countries in terms of growth in the IT sector, recording a 20.9 per cent increase in 2003-04, compared to the Gulf's average of 17 per cent growth, according to IDC statistics. The divergent growth dynamics of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region strongly signifies specific individual ICT requirements of each country. At the 25th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) 2005 these countries will have ample opportunities to explore and ...  >>MORE

DM to showcase host of eServices at GITEX 2005

Posted on 29/08/2005

Dubai Municipality has announced their participation in GITEX Dubai 2005 under the Dubai eGovernment umbrella. Throughout the duration of GITEX, Dubai Municipality will be showcasing a wide range of eServices to spread awareness and promote these services among Dubai's residents. The services that Dubai Municipality will be focussing on during GITEX include E-Tendering Management Service, Centralised Billing Presentment Service, Dubai Municipality Clinic Health Certificate, Food Control ...  >>MORE

UK, Germany, and France to be well represented at GITEX

Posted on 27/08/2005

Organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced that participation in GITEX from Western Europe has registered a substantial increase over last year with UK companies in the lead, followed by German and French ICT firms. The 25th edition of GITEX, considered to be among the top global IT events, will be open for business from September 25 to 29, 2005 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, according to a press release last Wednesday. A record 78 UK companies have ...  >>MORE

GITEX adds extra hall to meet demand

Posted on 13/08/2005

Organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) have decided to create additional space in order to meet rising demand for GITEX 2005, the premier regional IT event, which will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 25 to 28. With Hall 1 to Hall 4 and 5a being the dedicated zone for Hardware, DWTC plans to utilise this space for hardware exhibitors and some country pavilions that cannot be accommodated elsewhere. During GITEX 2004, DWTC had created an ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper 2005 will be a window to future mobile technology

Posted on 30/07/2005

Consumers and visitors to GITEX Shopper 2005 will have an opportunity to see for themselves the latest in wireless and mobile technology, organizers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced. The 15th edition of the show, to be held at the Airport Expo from 24th to 30th September 2005, will offer a glimpse into the evolving trends in mobile devices, PDAs, handhelds and the synergy between desktop PCs and accessories. Leading global names that will be represented at the Shopper include ...  >>MORE

GITEX 2005 increases volume of Technological expenditure in Middle East and Africa

Posted on 27/07/2005

Organizers of GITEX in Dubai International Trade Centre , which will commence its new session from 25 to 29 September, 2005, have today announced that the volume of IT in the Middle East region and Africa has registered a growth compatible to GITEX position in the technology market. GITEX poses as one of the hugest IT exhibitions in the entire world. Hilal Saeed Khalfan Al Marei, Director General of DITC said that the ratio of growth in IT market in the ME and Africa has reached 2.1 per cent ...  >>MORE

Online registration for GITEX 2005 gather pace

Posted on 16/07/2005

The online pre-registration service for GITEX 2005, that takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from September 25th to 29th, has picked up pace with over 12,000 individuals registering online in less than a month's time. "The pre-registration service was introduced by the DWTC to minimise long queues at the venue by encouraging visitors to pre-register in advance," said DWTC International Project Manager, Claire Winfield. "The response from industry professionals has been ...  >>MORE

MENA's IT market set to grow by 94% to US$13.4 billion by 2008

Posted on 06/07/2005

Organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced that 80% of the stand space for GITEX 2005 had already been sold out with around three months left to the show that is now in its 25th edition. The event will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 25th to 29th September. "The response from exhibitors has been tremendous this year as we celebrate 25 years of serving the needs of the IT industry," said DWTC International Project Manager, Claire Winfield. "The success of GITEX ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper will be bigger this year

Posted on 25/06/2005

GITEX Shopper 2005 is set to double in size as organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced the addition of a new exhibition hall at the Airport Expo to accommodate the rapidly increasing profile of the show. The annual shopping extravaganza that is now in its 15th edition will take place from September 24 to 30. The show now encompasses information technology, digital imaging, telephony, consumer electronics, office automation, gaming, entertainment, educational programmes, ...  >>MORE

GITEX Computer Shopper ends with visitor count of 108,000

Posted on 09/10/2004

GITEX Computer Shopper, the consumer arm of Middle East's largest technology exhibition concluded yesterday with a visitor count of 108,000, surpassing projected growth figures of 80,000 visitors, the organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), announced yesterday. The seven-day exhibition consistently recorded soaring transaction levels, mirroring the high intention to purchase displayed by enthusiastic visitors. GITEX Computer Shopper will return next year with several enhancements ...  >>MORE

Free trade keeps UAE economy strong

Posted on 05/10/2004

The UAE economy is so solid and diversified it no longer relies solely on oil revenues, said Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry. Speaking to Gulf News, he said: "Of course, fluctuations in oil prices affect government development projects, but oil is no longer the prime pivot for the national economy." The UAE economy, he said, is growing at a healthy pace because it promotes free trade and development and has surged by 30 per ...  >>MORE

Shopper records 60pc increase in paid visitors in two days

Posted on 05/10/2004

GITEX Computer Shopper 2004 has recorded a 60 per cent increase in the number of visitors in the first two days, according to a senior official, who said the number of paid visitors has gone up to a record 13,000. Shoppers usually wait until the last few days to make their purchases. This year, things appeared to look different, resellers said. Meanwhile, IT resellers said the consumer focus in the IT retail market has shifted towards more organised retailers. Shoppers are more into buying ...  >>MORE

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Gitex expands exhibition space by 21,000 sqm


Gitex Shopper offers bargains to consumers


IT spending UAE likely to reach US$4.7b by 2013


The curtain comes down on a highly successful GITEX Shopper 2008


Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates GITEX 2008


Sheikh Majid inaugurates GITEX 2008


Dubai gets ready for Gitex madness


UAE Government to mark strong presence at GITEX 2008


Gitex likely to attract 130,000 visitors


Challenges ahead for Gitex


Expo 'will continue to evolve'


Hamdan bin Rashid opens Gitex


27th edition of GITEX Technology Week kicks off tomorrow


Gitex Shopper opens to fanfare


Dubai Internet City's Community Zone to focus on smart technology


Top firms gear up for region's premier IT show


Sheikha Jawaher honoured


GITEX 2007 to kick off next September


Retail spending at Gitex Shopper reaches Dh82m


Gitex 2006 to focus on telecom technology


GITEX 2006 set to host over 3,000 companies


GITEX Shopper concludes with sales up by 36% to Dh76 million


Nahyan inspects ZU Smart Square enterprises


GITEX trade visitors surge by 9.7 percent


GITEX inaugurated


GITEX 2005 opens in Dubai


GITEX Shopper opens in Dubai today


GITEX to have 2,724 exhibitors this year


DIC to make big splash at GITEX 2005


UAE leads GCC with 20.9% growth in IT


DM to showcase host of eServices at GITEX 2005


UK, Germany, and France to be well represented at GITEX


GITEX adds extra hall to meet demand


GITEX Shopper 2005 will be a window to future mobile technology


GITEX 2005 increases volume of Technological expenditure in Middle East and Africa


Online registration for GITEX 2005 gather pace


MENA's IT market set to grow by 94% to US$13.4 billion by 2008


GITEX Shopper will be bigger this year


GITEX Computer Shopper ends with visitor count of 108,000


Free trade keeps UAE economy strong


Shopper records 60pc increase in paid visitors in two days