Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekkara Reddy will inaugurate the fifth edition of GITEX India and GITEX India Computer Shopper at the HITEX International Exhibition Centre in Madhapur at 9.30 AM today (11th January 2006).
The three-day event brings together leading Indian and global IT players on a single platform according to organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
A wide spectrum of the participating companies at GITEX India include software developers, hardware manufacturers, solutions providers, telecom equipment manufacturers and hardware and software vendors.
GITEX India is an excellent platform for companies specializing in IT products and an ideal forum for developing business relationships with key decision-makers, senior officials and IT professionals from both the public and private sector.
Visitors to GITEX India include key decision makers seeking new business partnerships, IT professionals interested in new technologies and senior managers looking for solutions, which could improve business efficiencies and reduce cost of operations.
Connecticut-based Gartner Inc. - a leading research and consulting services provider to the global IT industry - predicted that Hyderabad would surpass Bangalore and Chennai as an IT destination by 2010.
Along with the main event, Shopper India, the retail arm of GITEX India, will be held simultaneously in a dedicated hall at the HITEX International Exhibition Centre. GITEX India Shopper will also host leading local and regional vendors offering some of the best deals on computer hardware, software, peripherals, multimedia and a wide range of computer products and services. During the last event GITEX Shopper Hyderabad generated retail sales of more than Rs three crores.
Last year, the event registered a growth of 26% (7,938) in trade visitors while general public registrations crossed the 17,250 mark.
Andhra Pradesh has emerged as a major destination for innovative technologies, offshore services and widely recognized as the back office to the world. BPO to KPO, Services to Applications, Technology to R&D, Design to FAB, EMS to Telecom and Animation to Gaming are the range of the global ICT industry sectors currently operating in the state.