GITEX 2003 largest ever in 23-year history of the show
Organizers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced at a press conference on October 15, 2003, that the 23rd edition of GITEX is larger than ever with strong participation from all sectors of the IT industry.
“GITEX has once again firmly established its credentials as the Middle East's largest and most important information technology event with increased participation from companies across the world,” said DWTC Director General, Mubarak Bin Fahad.
Commenting on the growth of the event, he said, “The show has grown phenomenally from last year with a substantial double-digit increase of 26 percent in the number of exhibitors, 14 percent in the number of participating companies, 19 percent in net area and 19 percent in the number of country pavilions,” Bin Fahad.
GITEX 2003 will have 19 national pavilions up by 19 percent, 774 exhibitors up by 26 percemt, 1,703 companies up by 14 percent, a net area of 22,754 square meters, up by 19 percent, all pointing to a significant growth in the size, scope and profile of the event.
Last year’s event attracted a diverse profile of visitors to the show which included 75 percent from the Middle East, 15.5 percent from Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe and seven percent from Europe and North America. In total almost 65,000 visitors from 109 countries visited the show in 2002. — (menareport.com)
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