Nigeria’s recent economic outlook is earning her choice positions in the global arena. As the largest economy in Africa, there has been a marked increase in foreign investment into the country.
Information and Communications Technology is growing at a great speed fostering Technology Entrepreneurship and building the Nigeria Start-Up Ecosystem. This year ,Nigeria is the country partner at the largest Technology Conference and Exhibition in Middle East. Africa and Asia- the GITEX 2014.
As part of the team that promoted Africa’s participation and Nigeria’s presence at the GITEX 2013, it is very interesting to see that Africa’s participation in this top globally rated Conferences and Exhibitions is on the increase as GITEX delivers increasing business opportunities for the region .
At GITEX 2013 Serbia was the country partner and I did witness how they used the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai to promote investment opportunities for their country. Am sure that our government will understand how important this opportunity is as to leverage and equally maximize this to foster international trade and business relationships.
As we gathered from the organisers of this conference-The Dubai World Trade Centre,that in addition to the great features of last year, new and interesting opportunities have been lined up for GITEX 2014:
-The Cloud Awards:
Recognizing excellence in Cloud computing, the Cloud Awards categories include: Best Big Data Solution Project, Best Cloud Security Implementation, Best Data Centre Infrastructure Project, Best Virtualisation Solution Implementation and Best Government Implementation of Cloud Solution.
To Nurture App Programmers And Solution Providers.Brand new workshops programme for app developers across the region. The Developer Days at GITEX gathers the region’s top multi-device app designers and programmers to learn about the latest in app creation, management and discover new functionalities across key available Operating Systems.
-Data Centre Tours from top companies like Equinix:
-Grasp the power of Big Data analytics, stay one step ahead with M2M and MDM mobile solutions, explore the economic impact of Smart Cities, and take your Cloud Security to the next level.
-In partnership with Frost &Sullivan, this year’s GITEX Conference Knowledge Partner, GITEX presents critical ICT insights.
For the first time at GITEX, Ericsson, Palo Alto and Redington have taken up some of the hottest sponsorship opportunities available at the show. Ericsson is the new Headline Sponsor for Gulfcomms, Palo Alto Networks is Headline Sponsor for Network Security and Redington is the Pre-Registration Sponsor.
-New Countries will take part in this year’s Exhibitions:
Czech Republic Showcase Set to Demonstrate Tech Prowess: Ranked in the top 10 worldwide for fastest average internet speed and boasting the most Wi-Fi subscriber in the European Union, Czech Republic pavilion is a brand new edition to the international exhibition showcase at GITEX. One of the key technology hubs in East Asia, Singapore returns to GITEX this year with their showcase of latest ICT solutions and businesses.
To participate in GITEX 2014 from October 12-16 visit www.gitex.com