By Mohamed Alaa ElDin
The 2014 Cairo ICT fair presents a new opportunity for partnerships with local and international companies, said Hamdy El-Leithi, member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Information Technology and Communications (CIT).
He added that many local companies are eager to offer their products and technological solutions in the hopes of signing new contracts or locating new clients among the over 500 companies that will be attending.
The fair, according to El-Leithi, is an important event because it is the only one taking place in the scope of Egypt’s communication and information technology sector. The fair receives significant government support, which makes it even more important. Members of senior management of various companies will also be attending conference meetings.
Tarek Abdel Moneim, CEO of CNX, affirmed that conference meetings tackle many fundamental issues faced by the sector, and companies also present their technological solutions. The fair is also a good way to showcase the development of the technology sector in Egypt, he said.
The exhibition events are expected to represent the only meeting place for those working in the communication and information technology sector, which will help contribute to intellectual integration between local and international companies working in the Egyptian market and create new opportunities for concluding partnership contracts or opening the gates of communication that may eventually lead to a partnership.
Sherriff Nassar, executive director of e-commerce website Nefsak, said that the fair has become just a social event and a marketing event to the communication and information technology sector locally, according to the issues under discussion in the conference meetings during the fair.
He also added that most of the companies, including small and emerging companies, can get a line of communication with the officials of international companies using several means, making use of the technological development, for example, social networking websites, especially “LinkedIn” and other technological means. Nassar believes that Cairo ICT Fair is only an opportunity to show the technological development the Egyptian market has seen as well as offering solutions and products to the companies attending.