Following increasing publicity and awareness in Africa and Nigeria for the Technology focused conference GITEX 2013,earlier in the week, report shows that more than 35 local ICT companies have indicated first interest to participate in the first Nigerian Pavilion at GITEX Technology Week holding October 20-24 this year inside the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Nigerian Pavilion is being promoted by Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) and Pinnacle International Consulting, LLC with the support of the Nigerian Government through the Ministry of Communications Technology.
Led by a mix of the big, oldest and innovative players, the sign ups including Omatek Computer Ventures Plc, Programmos Solutions Ltd and Data Sciences Nigeria Ltd underscore a growing momentum to promote Nigeria’s local ICT capacity to the international market, said ITAN Secretariat in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
Several countries are already billed to have their pavilions on ground at Gitex 2013 to promote their local capacities. They include the USA, Germany, India, Brazil, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The list also includes Kenya and Morocco from Africa indicating an increasing awareness of Gitex potential to grow markets for major ICT destinations.
GITEX Technology Week is the premier Technology event in the Middle East,Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which now occupies over 78,000 sqm of space, and saw Infocomm and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) collocate with it in 2012. More than 150, 000 trade visitors and exhibitors from 144 countries attended Gitex 2012, which recorded over 25,000 visitors from Africa. Over 20,000 C-Level visitors at the event last year; $1.2 million was the average value per order placed during the event and 92 per cent of the exhibitors met their ROI expectations.
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