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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/11/18 - 1,347 exhibitors from 76 countries take part in region’s biggest ICT event.
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated GITEX & GULFCOMMS 2006 today as leading international IT companies lined up to unveil their latest products and technologies at one of the worlds largest ICT event’s.
The 26th edition of the event has recorded spectacular double-digit growth across the entire spectrum of show parameters, from space expansion and increased exhibitors to larger country representation. GITEX and GULFCOMMS will be held till 22 November 2006 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) with 33% growth, occupying 62,000 square meters in 13 halls.
“Building on its remarkable and successful performance every year, GITEX once again affirmed its position as a world-class gateway to this dynamic region that is enjoying tremendous growth,” said DWTC Director General, Helal Saeed Al Marri”.
The event is expected to attract more than 130,000 trade visitors and industry professionals.
GITEX 2006 features some of the regions most anticipated launches such as the Launch of Office, Vista and Exchange campaign (LOVE) by industry giant Microsoft, two new Pocket PC-based PDAs by i-mate and internet access kit provider US Robotics will use the event to display its new range of wireless and wired product offerings.
The inaugural GULFCOMMS, running concurrently with GITEX 2006, has some of the world’s most powerful telecoms giants such as TRA, etisalat, du, Nokia, Orange, Thuraya, Alcatel, Belgacom and Korea Telecom amongst other big names. These industry leaders will bring some of the world’s most innovative and awe-inspiring products and technologies in mobile communications, network development, satellite applications, IP technology and infrastructure solutions.
Industry professionals to the exhibition can also take advantage of the GVF Communications Forum, a series of free industry-led updates on key issues including the pure-play satellite services, selling of hybrid connectivity and building wireless infrastructure.
With ICT spending in the Middle East continuing to rise, GITEX & GULFCOMMS 2006 is ideally placed to provide the global IT and telecoms industry with a targeted regional platform to network, meet new customers and forge mutli-million dollar deals.