GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007
The 6th International Information Technology Exhibition for Saudi Arabia
As Saudi Internet connectivity surges, amid fast-growing usage of e-commerce and e-banking services, sales of related software and hardware are skyrocketing, and sales of computers and notebooks continue to soar. Growth in Saudi Arabia’s information technology is also being fuelled by an expansion in the Kingdom’s ever-younger population – which is increasingly interested in technology, and able to spend on it thanks to a rise in disposable income generated by consistently high oil prices. Within the next few years, the population of the Saudi capital Riyadh alone is expected to increase by several million. You can imagine the increase in information technology demand that is going to prompt.
Excess liquidity in Saudi Arabia is also fuelling an unparalleled construction boom in the Kingdom. Everywhere, top-class hotels and business complexes are springing up, notably in the business-friendly, modern, thriving capital Riyadh – venue for the GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007 show. All these new hotels and offices are going to need information technology systems, pushing up demand for a wide array of office technology, Internet services, and mobile and wireless networking services. Saudi Arabia is after all a global business crossroads.
By Next year, Middle East Internet Usage Forecast to Triple, to 25 Million; International Investor Interest in Saudi Arabia Surging
So powerful is the pace of technology and business development in Saudi Arabia that within the next two years the Kingdom’s current 1.5 million Internet users are expected to triple – a remarkable development considering that the Internet only emerged in Saudi Arabia in 1998, when all connections were run through a government server.
The bustling, cosmopolitan Saudi capital Riyadh is a perfect place to hold the GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007 exhibition – which will be hosted in collaboration with the Dubai World Trade Center. Riyadh is Saudi Arabia’s busy governmental and corporate hub, rich with a variety of schools, universities and research institutes – all of which are helping propel internet and technology demand skywards. The liquidity-fuelled construction boom is also affecting the public sector, with a number of new projects under development or in the pipeline. They too are going to push up demand for a variety of IT applications and services. The golden window of opportunity created for regional and international IT investors by Saudi Arabia’s fast-paced development is self-evident. From across the world, IT decision makers are focusing in the Saudi IT sector. They are all going to be participating in GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007, seeking to seize a lucrative slice of the investment pie. Join them at the exhibition, and take your IT business forward too.
GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007 – Meet the Key IT Decision-makers from across the Region and the World, at the Heart of a Top IT Market
GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007 will position participants squarely at the center of one of the world’s fastest-growing, most exciting information technology markets. You will enjoy access not just to the rapidly-expanding Saudi IT market, but also to other regional IT powerhouses, because all of the Middle East’s key IT decision-makers are going to be present. Total Internet usage in the Middle East is predicted to triple, to 25 million, by 2007. The remarkable array of investment opportunities this expanded connectivity is going to generate is clear to all. That’s why GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007 is going to be packed with top IT professionals.
Not only is GITEX Saudi Arabia going to guarantee maximum exposure for participants’ latest cutting-edge products and services, ensuring brand consolidation and successful market entry, it’s also going to allow contact with the principal Saudi public sector decision makers who can streamline foreign investment by facilitating deals with Saudi companies and explaining business-friendly legislation designed to encourage foreign investment in the Kingdom. Participants will also be able to attend a variety of workshops and conferences involving leading IT professionals. So, if you want a business-bolstering mix of brand exposure, high-level contacts, and the latest IT sector-driving information, then GITEX Saudi Arabia 2007 is the show you have to attend.
Ø Advanced ISP Solutions
Ø ASP Business Host
Ø E-business & Web
Ø Multilingual Industrial & Retail Software
Ø Mobile Computing & WAP Technology
Ø Networking & Business Communication
Ø IT Systems & Components
Ø Consultancy & Training
Ø CRM Applications
Ø Data Mining & Warehousing
Ø Digital Imaging
Ø Information Management
Ø Desktop Publishing
Ø Office Automation
Ø Information Data Capture
Ø Online Information Systems
Ø Power Systems
Ø Storage Technology
Ø Security Services
Ø Card Technology
Ø Financial & Money Handling
Ø Graphics Products & Services
Ø Internet Products
Ø Presentation Systems
Ø Office Technology
Ø Office Furniture
Promotions in Trade Magazines, Newspapers and Newsletters
The important trade magazines in the region are participants and supporters of the show. They carry a wide range of coverage, including: editorial features, show previews and reviews, product highlights and news of the exhibitors.
Direct mails and VIP invitations
Direct mailing to the region's key decision makers, including distributors, traders, manufacturers and industry professionals using the largest database of its type in the Middle East.
The PR department keeps close relations with the media, and issues regular press releases for greater publicity insuring TV, radio and press coverage throughout the region.
Special presentations and events program
The organizers will arrange special presentations, meetings, press conferences and receptions to further promote participating companies at the show
Riyadh Exhibition Centre
The show takes place at the Riyadh Exhibition Center, located on the Olaya Road and King Fahd Highway near the junction with the Riyadh Ring Road. Riyadh Exhibition Center is an exhibition and conference center of international standards. A modern international complex consisting of 10,000 sqm, air-conditioned space and 10,000 sqm. outside exhibition space. Facilities include: VIP suite, press suite, restaurant, conference suite, exhibitor service centre, shipping offices, on-site stand contractor and ample parking.
• 40,000 s.q.m of plot area
• 8 meter ceiling height
• 10,000 s.q.m air conditioned exhibition area
• Ample car parking capacity and shuttle service
• International standard infrastructure
• Audiovisual equipment
• Venue accommodates up to 10,000 people
• Conference halls
• Business offices
• Restaurant services
• 24 hour security
For general inquiries you can contact us on
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax at: +966.1.454.4846
To contact us directly, please direct your inquiries to
the appropriate project manager listed below.
Edward Rabbat – Riyadh Motor Show, Saudi Print/Pack/Plas/Petrochem
Fadi Kaddoura – Saudi Agriculture / Watertech / Gardentech, Saudi Food / Hotel & Restaurant 2007
Mohab Joukhdar – Saudi Communications, Saudi Elenex / Aircon / Luminex
Shahid Bhatti – Gitex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Build / Saudi Stone
Abdullah Aqeel – Saudi AutoShop
Khalid Daou – Saudi Furniture & Interiors / Saudi Textile / Saudi Kitchen