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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - GITEX

Dubai Crown Prince opens GITEX 2016

Posted on 17/10/2016

The UAE continues to be the gateway between East and the West, as seen by the large number of international participants at the 36th GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2016), noted H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, while opening the event at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Sunday. The large number of local participants also reflects a shift in thinking, innovation and performance which will empower the UAE's shift to ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches UAE Authorised Economic Operator program

Posted on 17/10/2016

On the first day of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex 2016), Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme. The AEO programme is a federal programme that connects the UAE with the rest of the world in terms of trade and customs. It recognises traders as trusted operators and provides them with exclusive benefits. The CEO and Chairman of DP World and ...  >>MORE

GITEX 2016 launches new global start-up movement

Posted on 02/05/2016

GITEX Technology Week will launch and host GITEX STARTUP MOVEMENT, one of the most global start-up gatherings in the world with over 30 countries represented, as it brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, mentors and buyers for the first time in Dubai. The GITEX STARTUP MOVEMENT will convene over 400 start-ups and more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors and mentors from the global start-up ecosystem. The exclusive set-up will highlight the most innovative start-ups around the ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper Spring 2016 gets underway

Posted on 31/03/2016

Eager to snap up the unbeatable deals on the latest must-have gadgets, thousands of technophiles flocked to GITEX Shopper Spring, the region's leading and highly anticipated consumer electronics event, on its opening day. Inaugurated by Sami Al Qamzi, Director General, Department of Economic Development in Dubai, in the presence of Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, the ...  >>MORE

UAE retailers looking to Gitex in Dubai for sales bump

Posted on 28/03/2016

The semi-annual electronics jamboree Gitex Shopper starts this week, with many retailers looking for a sales bump to offset an underwhelming 2015. The event, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from Wednesday to Saturday, is renowned for its bundles of electronic products at bargain prices. "Last year was challenging so we are hoping for a big Gitex Shopper," said Omar Abushaban, the general manager for Plug-Ins, a multi-brand consumer electronics and IT retailer in Dubai. "Although we are ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper Spring 2016 gets smarter with latest consumer electronics, home appliances and smart home technologies

Posted on 07/03/2016

The region's largest and most anticipated consumer IT and electronics show, GITEX Shopper Spring 2016 is set to return next month with even more fantastic offers and exciting deals across the broadest range of consumer tech products to date. Shopper Smart Living also returns for its second year – a dedicated section offering visitors the chance to discover the latest smart home appliances, automation technology, smart security systems, energy conservation and more. The show will offer its ...  >>MORE

Dubai Crown Prince opens 35th GITEX Technology Week

Posted on 19/10/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has officially opened the 35th GITEX Technology Week today, the leading ICT event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During the opening tour of GITEX Technology Week 2015, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan was accompanied by a number of leading dignitaries. GITEX Technology Week is being held from 18th-22nd October, under the theme of "The Internet Future of Everything". As he stopped ...  >>MORE

The Internet Future of Everything arrives at GITEX Technology Week 2015

Posted on 19/10/2015

GITEX Technology Week - the leading ICT event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia - opens tomorrow, Sunday, featuring the latest in innovative Internet of Things solutions, especially in drones, robotics, and 3D printing that can transform the region's businesses. The landmark 35 GITEX Technology Week, held between18th-22nd October at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is expected to welcome more than 130,000 visitors from over 150 countries including more than 20,000 C-level executives, and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Internet City to showcase latest innovation in technology at Gitex Technology Week

Posted on 18/10/2015

Dubai Internet City (DIC), part of TECOM Group, is the lead industry partner for GITEX Technology Week 2015, playing a key role in the conference for the16th consecutive year, and highlighting its commitment to the UAE's ICT industry and also promoting Dubai as an innovation-led economy. At the core of GITEX 2015 is a focus on innovation and the rapidly evolving Internet of Everything, and DIC has partnered with leading organisations and entrepreneurs to showcase innovative technology across ...  >>MORE

Gitex Technology Week 2015: Embracing the digital transformation ecosystem

Posted on 18/10/2015

From drones to robotics, Gitex Technology Week 2015 will mark its 35th anniversary by showcasing live demonstrations of next generation technology solutions that will drive Middle East business transformation in the internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. IoT is defined as the network of devices that contain embedded technology to sense or interact with their internal state or external environment. "The IoT era is a fourth industrial revolution that is redefining how new technologies such as ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper concludes on a strong note

Posted on 11/10/2015

The 25th edition of the Gitex Shopper Autumn 2015 concluded on a strong note despite early concerns. Neelesh Bhatnagar, CEO of Emax Electronics, said that on the first day they were very sceptical. "We were not achieving a single-digit growth. On the fifth day, we saw some traction and the sixth day was better. On Friday, it broke all records and brought the smile back on everybody's face,” he said. He is confident of meeting the company's sales target. "Laptops are doing well and with the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Courts to launch new smart services during Gitex week

Posted on 08/10/2015

Dubai Courts will launch a number of new smart and electronic services during its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2015, which will be held from 18th-22nd of October. The new services includes 10 smart platforms that aim to facilitate access to the Courts customer services and to satisfy clients by simplifying the services and speeding up litigation for clients and staff. During the event, which will take place in Dubai World Trade Centre within the Dubai Smart Government pavilion under ...  >>MORE

GITEX Shopper 2015 launches in Dubai

Posted on 04/10/2015

GITEX Shopper 2015, the largest and most anticipated consumer electronics show in the Middle East, on Saturday launched with top regional distributors and power retailers adding to the stellar line-up of exhibitors. The eight day shopping extravaganza features more than 35,000 cutting-edge gadgets, and a record number of prizes from top name brands and power retailers to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director-General, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper: Freebies and bargains galore to lure buyers

Posted on 03/10/2015

Retailers in Dubai are putting their best foot forward at Gitex Shopper Autumn 2015, the largest and most popular technology retail event in the Middle East, which opens on Saturday. The main shopping event is celebrating 25 years and with more than Dh3 million worth of prizes up for grabs during the eight-day period. Some of the key retailers as well as top brands are spending big on promotions, price discounts and marketing to lure customers to the shopping paradise. "The event has enjoyed ...  >>MORE

GITEX expands focus to diverse industry verticals

Posted on 05/08/2015

With the potential global economic impact of Internet of Things-related technology and services anticipated to reach more than USD 11 trillion per year by 2025, developing economies such as those in the Middle East will contribute nearly half of the total value, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Consequently, the 35thedition of GITEX Technology Week 2015 - the leading ICT business gateway in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) - will target ICT ...  >>MORE

Come October, it will rain deals at Gitex Shopper

Posted on 19/07/2015

Exhibitors at the 25th anniversary of Gitex Shopper, the Middle East's largest consumer IT and electronics show, are promising new product launches and offers across the full range of technology, communication and entertainment sectors. The eight-day event is scheduled to take place from October 3 to 10 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With the consumer electronics market in the UAE continuing to benefit from strong private consumption and high business confidence in the local economy, the ...  >>MORE

Gitex retailers report boost in revenues

Posted on 05/04/2015

It is not just retailers and organisers who anticipated a successful conclusion to the third Gitex Shopper Spring, consumers are also enthusiastic about securing big bargains. The four-day consumer electronics shopping event, which is held each year in April, ends at 11pm on Saturday. The official figures, relating to footfall and sales revenues, are not expected to be released until later next week, but retailers were in a buoyant mood as shoppers thronged the venue hunting for best deals. ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper 2015 opens its doors

Posted on 02/04/2015

Tech enthusiasts in Dubai gathered on Wednesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre as Gitex Shopper Spring 2015 kicked off. The four-day consumer electronics event featured 30,000 products, including TVs, smartphones and tablets, from 100 consumer IT and electronics brands. Some retailers offered shoppers promotions and discounts on a range of items. Participating in the event are brands like Hisense, Lenovo and Obi, and retailers, such as Axiom, E-City, Emax, Jacky's, Jumbo, Plug-Ins and ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid visits GITEX Week 2014

Posted on 15/10/2014

Vice President and Prime Minister of U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has toured the venue of GITEX Technology Week 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC. GITEX Technology Week is among the world's biggest information and communication technology, ICT, shows. Sheikh Mohammed along with H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inspected platforms of international companies specialised in Information technology "IT' " Hardosoft ware", ...  >>MORE

TRA unveils Mobile App at GITEX Technology Week 2014

Posted on 15/10/2014

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced yesterday the launch of its inaugural mobile application during GITEX Technology Week. The U.A.E.TRA App was designed to simplify multiple communication processes by providing users with assistance at their fingertips. The mobile application was developed to offer solutions in several areas of user concern. With seven segments being covered, services include device verification, report SMS marketing, signal coverage and much more. ...  >>MORE

DIC showcases latest in Smart Technology Solutions at GITEX 2014

Posted on 13/10/2014

Dubai Internet City (DIC), the Middle East and North Africa's largest ICT hub and strategic partner for GITEX for the 15th consecutive year, yesterday unveiled the latest in smart innovations and digital technology at GITEX 2014, in the presence of H. H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. In line with Dubai's wider smart initiatives, AXS, TECOM Investment's new business partner services platform, simplified to deliver a smart user experience, launched ...  >>MORE

Sustainable IT solutions to take centre stage at Abu Dhabi e-Government’s stand during Gitex 2014

Posted on 12/10/2014

A range of sustainable IT solutions will be displayed at GITEX 2014, as 22 Abu Dhabi Government entities, hosted by Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), participate at the highly acclaimed annual knowledge-sharing ICT conference held at the Dubai World Trade 12th to the 16th of October. Under the theme, "Towards a Digital Abu Dhabi', the entities will showcase their latest innovations, IT solutions, product apps and software offerings that have been developed to make life easier ...  >>MORE

RTA launches an array of smart apps at GITEX 2014

Posted on 12/10/2014

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced the launch of a new bundle of smart services rendered by the RTA to customers via smartphones enabling them complete their transactions and obtain a variety of services via smartphones, thus obviating the need to visit customer service centres. The new offering, which will be launched in GITEX 2014, include a host of services highlighted by Smart Roads app which enables commuters to ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper sales seen to top Dh300 million

Posted on 05/10/2014

Gitex Shopper sales are expected to cross Dh300 million mark this year as Eid holidays in the U.A.E. and other Gulf countries attracted a record volume of visitors. Last year, Dubai World Trade Centre — the organiser — reported Dh245 million sales and this year power retailers expect sales volume to grow from minimum 25 per cent to maximum 50 per cent. Only 23 per cent growth compared to last year will generate the sales volume of Dh300 million, according to Khaleej Times calculations. Good ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper 2014 all set for Eid holiday crowds

Posted on 04/10/2014

Thousands of special offers, promotions, competitions and unbeatable deals on the latest consumer electronic products are adding to the general excitement at Gitex Shopper 2014, as the show reaches its final weekend climax. Bargains can be had on virtually everything, from smartphones, tablets and laptops, to the latest curved UHD TVs, digital cameras, 3D printers, gaming consoles, home appliances and even the quirkiest of karaoke kits. Coinciding with the Eid holiday weekend, the show — on ...  >>MORE

Gitex grows year after year

Posted on 28/09/2014

Ever since it was launched in 1981, Gitex has been the gateway of information and communications technology into the Middle East, and has been the launch pad of some of the world's most popular products, such as Windows 7. "Not only has a successful Gitex year after year helped Dubai steal some of the spotlight from Silicon Valley, Vancouver and Seoul, it has also given millions of tourists another reason to visit the emirate," commented Khaleej Times in its editorial on Saturday. Each ...  >>MORE

Gadgets, prizes await you at Gitex Shopper 2014

Posted on 27/09/2014

Gitex Shopper is set to open today with millions of dirhams of giveaways, discounts on latest gadgets and the chance to win a number of valuable prizes. Breaking news of this year's event is that Apple lovers will get a chance to see, feel and buy the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus as it will be available in the UAE from the first day of the Middle East's most anticipated consumer IT and electronics retail show. In addition to a lot of freebies at the eight-day event, a Dh30 entry ticket ...  >>MORE

DSG to showcase for the first time a realistic model that simulates the future Dubai government and city at GITEX 2014

Posted on 24/09/2014

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has completed its technological, media and administrative preparations for participating in the 34th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2014 to be held in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) between October 12 and 16. DSG announced that as many as 37 government entities are participating in the event after 5 new government entities joined this year's list of participating entities at its 3,800 square-metre stand in Sheikh Saeed ...  >>MORE

Regional electronics market growth to deliver bumper Gitex Shopper 2014

Posted on 19/08/2014

With the U.A.E.'s consumer electronics market forecast to reach Dh16 billion by next year, GITEX Shopper has remains a critical platform for the region's consumer electronics industry, organisers say. The Middle East's considerable and fast-growing appetite for consumer electronics has led the organisers of GITEX Shopper 2014 - the Middle East's largest consumer IT and electronics show - to expect another bumper sales performance at this year's event running from 27 September - 4 October. The ...  >>MORE

Dewa to show smart initiatives at Gitex 2014

Posted on 30/07/2014

Dewa will showcase its latest smart services and initiatives as part of its on-going efforts to support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, to use smart services anytime anywhere. Dewa's smart initiatives are also in line with its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility and reinforce its leading position in the field of smart services. Dewa has announced a campaign that will mark its ...  >>MORE

Sales robust as Gitex Shopper ends on a high note

Posted on 27/04/2014

The second edition of Gitex Shopper Spring concluded successfully on Saturday and it was much better than the first edition of last year in terms of sales, turnout, and stocks, according to top exhibitors and the event organiser, the Dubai World Trade Centre, or DTWC. The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket games at three venues in the UAE did not have any negative impact on the show, they said, adding that Career UAE 2014 next door helped attracted Emiratis for the first time in a big ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 opens showcasing a myriad of gadgets

Posted on 24/04/2014

Shoppers flocked to the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday as the second Gitex Shopper Spring edition 2014 opened its doors, showcasing a myriad of gadgets. The show, which runs until April 26, was opened by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mansour stopped at the Samsung stand first, and viewed the S9 Ultra HD TV and the NX Series cameras, before proceeding to the other stands for brands such as Toshiba, Pioneer and Nestle. The exhibition has attracted more than 50 ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 to open doors today

Posted on 23/04/2014

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 is set to open doors today with best bargains on latest tech products along with millions of dirhams worth of prizes during the four-day event. This is the second Spring Edition of Gitex Shopper, which was created under the directive of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is estimated that power retailers record more than a month sales during the show. Last Gitex Shopper, which was ...  >>MORE

Dubai Statistics Centre chooses du as exclusive mobile service provider

Posted on 25/10/2013

One of the country's major telecom companies, du, has been chosen by Dubai Statistics Centre as its exclusive mobile service provider, as announced at GITEX 2013. An agreement between the two organisations was signed by Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, and Tariq Yousef Al Janahi, Acting Deputy Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC). Through the new partnership, du will issue DSC employees with du's Premier Plan G, a post-paid mobile business plan that offers ...  >>MORE

Etisalat announces record energy savings for HCT at GITEX Technology Week

Posted on 22/10/2013

Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa, yesterday announced record savings on its Emirates Energy Star (EES) programme for its customer, Higher Colleges of Technology. The Higher Colleges of Technology recorded a saving of 2,431 tonnes of CO2 in four months since implementation, resulting in energy savings of 4,120Mwh to September 2013. The announcement came during GITEX Technology Week 2013 in Dubai. GITEX Technology Week is the Middle East, Africa and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi e-Government showcases advanced e-services as Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates GITEX in Dubai

Posted on 21/10/2013

Inaugurated by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, GITEX 2013 witnessed on Sunday a combined participation from 12 Abu Dhabi entities under the Abu Dhabi e-Government umbrella. The event is held at Dubai World Trade Centre. The stand is hosted by Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi's ICT agenda, and showcases the Emirate's futuristic e-services and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Customs showcases its transformation into first 100% smart department at GITEX

Posted on 21/10/2013

Dubai Customs is presenting its transformation into the first 100% smart department, at GITEX 2013, after launching a package of smart services early in October. Within the framework of a comprehensive development process, Dubai Customs made all necessary changes, not only to offer exclusive services to mobile users, but also to make all the necessary changes to receive requests for services from customers on a 24/7 basis, and deliver those services promptly. For these purposes, a smart ...  >>MORE

Etisalat offers 500Mbps net
speed for e-Life

Posted on 21/10/2013

Etisalat surpassed its own record for offering the highest internet speed by introducing the region's highest internet speed of 500Mbps for its e-Life services at Gitex Technology Week 2013. The telecom major also made two more announcements on the first day of the region's top ICT event. The company joined hands with SAP to deliver m-Government solutions and services. Etisalat also partnered with the Ministry of Education, or MoE, for Duroosi Video launch and Google will host videos through ...  >>MORE

GITEX Technology Week, region's top ICT event, opens today Sunday in Dubai, UAE

Posted on 20/10/2013

GITEX Technology Week, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia region's top ICT event, opens tomorrow, Sunday 20th October, in Dubai with the world's leading brands revealing new products and services, and the industry's key decision makers driving thought leadership on the industry's opportunities and challenges across the region. The Middle East continues to be a booming market for the information and communication (ICT) industry with total spend projected to increase 5.5% from 2012 to ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper sales seen to cross Dh250 million

Posted on 15/10/2013

Sales from the Middle East's biggest consumer electronics show, Gitex Shopper, is expected to top the Dh250 million mark in total sales after busy, fun-filled and discounted shopping for eight days. Last year, the shopping event recorded Dh237 million sales and this year, major power retailers are expecting year-on-year growth in sales ranging from 15 per cent to more than 40 per cent. So there shouldn't be any doubt the show will comfortably cross Dh250 million sales, Khaleej Times concluded ...  >>MORE

Curtain comes down on Gitex Shopper 2013

Posted on 13/10/2013

The region's biggest technology retail show — Gitex Shopper — comes to a close on Saturday and exhibitors have reported a surge in sales and a jump in consumer confidence. Bargain hunters were scouting for last-minute deals as organisers confirmed that more than Dh50 million has been invested in bundles and freebies this year, which was matched by a rise in consumer spending. With the footfall and revenue figures not expected before next week, the retailers are in a buoyant mood. Last year, ...  >>MORE

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Dubai Crown Prince opens GITEX 2016


Hamdan bin Mohammed launches UAE Authorised Economic Operator program


GITEX 2016 launches new global start-up movement


GITEX Shopper Spring 2016 gets underway


UAE retailers looking to Gitex in Dubai for sales bump


GITEX Shopper Spring 2016 gets smarter with latest consumer electronics, home appliances and smart home technologies


Dubai Crown Prince opens 35th GITEX Technology Week


The Internet Future of Everything arrives at GITEX Technology Week 2015


Dubai Internet City to showcase latest innovation in technology at Gitex Technology Week


Gitex Technology Week 2015: Embracing the digital transformation ecosystem


Gitex Shopper concludes on a strong note


Dubai Courts to launch new smart services during Gitex week


GITEX Shopper 2015 launches in Dubai


Gitex Shopper: Freebies and bargains galore to lure buyers


GITEX expands focus to diverse industry verticals


Come October, it will rain deals at Gitex Shopper


Gitex retailers report boost in revenues


Gitex Shopper 2015 opens its doors


Mohammed bin Rashid visits GITEX Week 2014


TRA unveils Mobile App at GITEX Technology Week 2014


DIC showcases latest in Smart Technology Solutions at GITEX 2014


Sustainable IT solutions to take centre stage at Abu Dhabi e-Government’s stand during Gitex 2014


RTA launches an array of smart apps at GITEX 2014


Gitex Shopper sales seen to top Dh300 million


Gitex Shopper 2014 all set for Eid holiday crowds


Gitex grows year after year


Gadgets, prizes await you at Gitex Shopper 2014


DSG to showcase for the first time a realistic model that simulates the future Dubai government and city at GITEX 2014


Regional electronics market growth to deliver bumper Gitex Shopper 2014


Dewa to show smart initiatives at Gitex 2014


Sales robust as Gitex Shopper ends on a high note


Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 opens showcasing a myriad of gadgets


Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 to open doors today


Dubai Statistics Centre chooses du as exclusive mobile service provider


Etisalat announces record energy savings for HCT at GITEX Technology Week


Abu Dhabi e-Government showcases advanced e-services as Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates GITEX in Dubai


Dubai Customs showcases its transformation into first 100% smart department at GITEX


Etisalat offers 500Mbps net
speed for e-Life


GITEX Technology Week, region's top ICT event, opens today Sunday in Dubai, UAE


Gitex Shopper sales seen to cross Dh250 million


Curtain comes down on Gitex Shopper 2013