Top telecom companies look to tap regional market at MECOM 2007

Published February 21st, 2007 - 11:44 GMT

MECOM, the region’s premier telecoms showcase, is gathering industry support as leading companies line up to support the event. Multinationals Cisco Systems, HP, ZTE, Ericsson and Motorola have all committed as Gold sponsors for the Exhibition and Conference that will be held at the new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from April 22-25, 2007.

Thousands of visitors have pre-registered to attend the exhibition including regional telecoms service providers, and enterprises with major communications needs such as banks and financial institutions, government departments, hotel operators and hospitals. In addition, the event is seeing heightened interest from the military, civil defence, oil and gas, retail, transportation and logistics, marine and aviation sectors. Visitors have pre-registered from more than 40 countries across the whole of the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent.

“MECOM 2007 is a dedicated event for the region’s telecommunications sector, bolstering growth and business development in an already fast-growing market. Our aim is to attract high quality visitors and exhibitors to the event by targeting key players in the telecoms industry, thereby developing MECOM as the premium calendar event for telecoms in the region,” said Geoff Dickinson, Managing Director, MECOM Forums.

MECOM will provide a conducive atmosphere for business interaction among leading providers of communications products, retailers and wholesalers. Running alongside the Exhibition will be a high profile Conference for the telecommunications industry, followed by a day of seminars on the latest advances in communications technology for enterprise applications. By targeting telecommunication industry players and drawing a specific audience of professionals working in the sector, MECOM 2007 is shaping up to be a vital showcase for international companies to address regional and local market developments.

“Motorola is looking forward to showcasing our vision of seamless mobility at MECOM 2007. We will be presenting a wide range of Motorola solutions, from our Mobile Devices and Networks & Enterprises businesses, as well as our Connected Home business, to give MECOM attendees a complete view of how Motorola’s solutions are enabling next generation communications,” said Patrick Mulligan, UAE Country Manager, Motorola.

The event is attracting exhibitors from a diversity of countries, and will cover the latest developments, issues, products and opportunities in the communications sector such as wireless, satellite, 3G, Internet and broadband, VOIP and next-generation networks.

“MECOM is the first exhibition that will cater specifically to telecommunications, drawing a targeted audience including regulators such as the TRA, large operators and specialist visitors. ZTE is looking to capitalize on the event by highlighting its versatile solutions adaptable to different enterprise environments. MECOM will serve as an excellent avenue to develop strategic partnerships and share our telecom expertise,” said Yao Ming, Managing Director, ZTE Corporation.

Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, MECOM will complement the Middle East’s rapid telecommunication development by offering a definititve platform for networking, expertise exchange, best practice dissemination and business development. Pre-registration for the event is open at


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