Gulf Information Technology Exhibition(GITEX 2013 )Offers Opportunity for Nigerian Companies



Gulf Information Technology Exhibition 2013 – in Dubai promises to attract a superlative global audience in the knowledge economy by establishing a Nigerian Pavilion – with assurance of improving the FDI index of the Federal Government.  This is made possible through the Consulting expertise of Mr. Akande Ojo of Pinnacle International Consulting of Iowa, USA. Pinnacle Consulting is an international Consultant Company focused on promoting investment in Nigeria as well as providing international business opportunities for Nigerian based companies with the aim of creating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and increasing  the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria, is working strategically with the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) to expose Nigerian companies to the international business community by creating a Nigerian Pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week 2013.

The 5-day event will give participants the opportunity of networking with 25,000+ C-level executives from key progressing industries and becoming part of game-changing ICT trends such as Big Data, Cloud Security, Financial Technology and Digital Strategies. At GITEX, even the highest expectations of first time exhibitors and long-term supporters of the show are surpassed. From tangible deals conducted onsite to new partnerships and future business leads, exhibitor feedback has reinforced GITEX as one of the most influential ICT exhibitions in the world.

Meanwhile, the projected total spend in ICT for 2013 amounts to $3.7 trillion, a 4.2 percent increase from 2012 spending of $3.6 trillion. Africa as an emerging market in ICT – and Nigeria in particular is expected to benefit from this technology market accruals.


Benefits of Nigeria Participation at GITEX 2013.

Two key opportunities Nigerian companies should be taking advantage of are: The ConneXions matchmaking portal: Over 13,000 appointments were made using this tool that allows exhibitors to connect with pre-registered visitors and fellow exhibitors before the event. And the CEO Majlis lounge program: Over 15,000 CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, CTOs congregate in a lounge throughout the 5 days to meet with their customers.

Key Statistics of GITEX

Already considered as the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s (MEASA) largest and most specialized ICT event which now occupies over 78,000 sqm of space, and saw Infocomm and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) collocate with Pinnacle on 2013. Here are some stats to put things into perspective for Nigerian companies:

·         Over US$ 13.5 million worth of PR and advertisement campaign executed in 2012 to maximize on our global reach

·         Over 25,000 visitors came from Africa

·         Over 20,000 C-Level visitors at the event last year

·         US$ 1.2million was the average value per order placed during the event

·         139,530 trade visitors from 144 countries

·         3,576 companies exhibited from 54 countries

·         1,500 delegates attending the 6 industry focused summits, workshops, conferences, and panel debates

·         92% of the exhibitors met their ROI expectations

·         Registration for the event can be made on www.gitex.com.Further details on how you can benefit from the event, please contact aojo.picllc@gmail.com and info@pinnacleinternational-llc.com.

Some of the new special features expected at GITEX 2013 includes but not limited to:

a)   Big Data Conference: This one day conference will be addressing the hottest industry trends associated with the increasing overabundance of global data

b)   Cloud Awards: The most established Cloud Conference in the region now has an Awards program celebrating the successes of various end users and key Cloud suppliers

c)   Financial Technology Conference: High level conference focused on gathering CFOs – Chief Financial Officers, CIOs- Chief Investment Officers and other industry professionals from Banks, Financial Institutions from across Middle East & Africa

d)      Student Labs: A dedicated display area and workshop focused on mentoring and connecting with Undergrad. & Graduate students from various institutions while providing them with a showcase area on their innovative projects covering mobile application and software development.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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