These companies have set up their stalls at Pakistan Pavilion, displaying and briefing about their products to visitors from all around the world. Pakistan IT Pavilion is located in the GITEX Business Solutions Hall.
Pakistani exhibitors included A2Z CREATORZ, Arizona Computer Services, Business Beam, e-Access, EfroTech, Gen. Team Solution, Pakistan Software Export Board, Royal Cyber Inc., Sabri Technologies, SecureTech Consultancy, TRG Pakistan and others
Reportedly Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) have sponsored the local companies with financial assistance from Rs 0.2 million to RS 0.25 million per company.
PSEB selected its four members companies having innovative products and services for the ICT events. The rest of the companies are being supported by TDAP in line with the government objective to boost exports of IT Products and Services, said Sulman Hassan of PSEB.
It won’t be out of place to mention that Pakistani ICT firms hadn’t participated in the yesteryear’s GITEX after PSEB had failed to gain required approvals from the government.
GITEX is the only international event where Pakistani companies have been participating as a group under the umbrella of PSEB for last 10 years, hence is considered as only chance for local industry to meet the global clients.
According to Gitex Organizers, 136,114 ICT professionals from 139 countries visited Gitex in 2010 with 93% rating. 3,523 companies exhibited from 65 countries with an incredible 84% reported as meeting or exceeding stipulated ROI targets.
As per Gitex Organizers, Gitex 2010 was covered by 1400+ media representatives from 72 countries and that GITEX is the only Middle East based event that connects 3500 international/regional exhibitors with over 136,000 professionals.
GITEX is globally recognized as the largest and most important business-to-business ICT trade event for corporate, enterprise and SME businesses serving the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets and hence can be considered the clear platform of choice to meet, interact and do business with buyers and influencers from these dynamic markets.
Important regional and global IT players include India, Singapore and China while emerging Asian Players including Vietnam, Philippines, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia actively participate in the event by showcasing IT companies in their respective country pavilions.