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EDB showcases Bahrain’s ICT sector at the 35th anniversary edition of GITEX

October 13, 2015

Manama:  The Economic Development Board (EDB) is to showcase investment opportunities in the Kingdom at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX). The event will be held in Dubai from 18th to 22nd October 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

This will be the sixth consecutive year the Bahrain EDB has participated at GITEX. The Bahrain pavilion will showcase a number of the Kingdom’s leading ICT sector businesses, including: Silah Gulf, Abrar Consultancy Co., Ahlia University, Alnadeem Information Technology W.L.L., Almoayyed Computers, Aurion Pro Solutions SPC, Azimuth, Computer World W.L.L., Eehaa Graphics, Etisalcom, i196, Microcenter, Spatial Technology Solutions Co. WLL and Training Plus Institute.

Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the EDB, commented:

“In the second quarter of 2015 transport and communications became Bahrain’s single fastest growing sector and now contributes more than 7% to the Kingdom’s GDP. Bahrain also boasts some of the Middle East’s most liberal and advanced ICT infrastructure and policies and acts as a base for global ICT businesses, such as Huawei, to access the Gulf and wider Middle East market. As the leading trade show in the region, GITEX is an ideal platform to showcase the many investment opportunities in Bahrain’s fast-growing ICT sector.”

Now in its 35th year, Gitex is the region’s leading ICT and technology trade show. The event will include talks from more than 80 of the world’s leading voices from the tech industry and is expected to attract more than 140,000 visitors.

Transport and communications contributes more than 7% to Bahrain’s GDP and in Q2 2015 grew by 6.7% YoY, faster than any other sector. Bahrain has some of the Middle East’s most liberal and advanced ICT infrastructure and policies, with one of the highest mobile and internet penetration rates in the region. The Kingdom is also ranked in the top 30 economies globally by the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index, part of the Global Information Technology Report 2015.

 

 

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Email: NC@BahrainEDB.com

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