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His Highness SheikhHamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, has opened technology tradeshow GITEX. The week-long event is underway at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness SheikhHamdan was accompanied by His Highness SheikhMaktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Approximately 130,000 industry professionals and more than 3,500 suppliers from 144 countries across five continents are expected throughout the week.


More than half of the total exhibiting companies are international, with countries like Algeria, Denmark, Malaysia and New Zealand debuting at the show. This year GITEX’s focus extends to Africa and it has seen an increase in exhibitors from African countries including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. Adding to the stature of GITEX this year is the co-location of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2012, the platform for networking, strategic debate and knowledge-sharing for the global ICT community, which takes place alongside GITEX. InfoComm MEA has returned to the region this week following its debut last year.

Furthermore, cyber security seminars and the mobile apps and content seminars is underway. The latest developments and threats posed in the field of cybersecurity are tackled including recent energy sector attacks in the region, wireless security and mobility threats and trends. factors that are driving Arabic content throughout the Middle East.


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