Oman’s biggest IT, Telecom & Technology show around the corner
MUSCAT— Covering an area of over 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, COMEX 2011, the most awaited dynamic and comprehensive IT, telecom and technology show promises to deliver the ultimate platform for business professionals to meet and connect and for consumers to shop. With its theme as “Shift to e” and under the patronage of e.oman, COMEX 2011 is all set to take place at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 25 – 29 April 2011. A bigger show is expected this year to break another record of receiving more than 75,000 visitors, on the lookout for the best deals on offer.
For twenty years, COMEX has grown to provide both consumers and business professionals with a gateway to the world’s most empowering digital solutions. The history of COMEX has been recording key milestones in the ICT sector. Last year, COMEX proved to be a big hit with over 120 companies participating and more than 70,000 visitors flocking in from Singapore, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Jordan and Qatar.
COMEX has received great response from the industry with CISCO & Microsoft as ICT Lead Sponsors; Omantel, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Technology Resources Network, Toshiba Gulf and Hungarian IT Companies as Lead Sponsors; Ericsson Oman, United Systems, Huawei Tech Investment (Oman) LLC and Jawad Sultan Technologies LLC as Platinum Sponsors; Nawras as a Full Service Provider; Mansoft Qatar and Smart Vision Technical Servies LLC as Gold Sponsors.
COMEX attempts to deliver the ultimate platform for business professionals to meet and connect through the COMEX Business section. COMEX Business will feature the latest IT solutions in action as well as offer a wide range of opportunities for visitors and delegates to explore innovative solutions and possibilities to boost their business.
Serving as an ideal platform for investors, manufacturers, vendors, system integrators and solution providers, COMEX Business will provide an outlook on the regional ICT industry, allowing participants and visitors alike the opportunity to leverage partnerships, discover the latest developments and encourage joint business ventures and cooperation in Oman and the region. COMEX will be enriched with events and special projects of business and government organisations, aiming to create the most comprehensive information platform for the business sector. For the government sector, the focus will be on the ICT initiatives taken to enable efficient and effective delivery of products and services to customers and citizens by digitalizing their life through information technology.
Enthusiasts after the latest trends in technology, hardware, software, gadgets and consumer electronics will be able to explore new technological horizons at COMEX Shopper and bring home the experience. Every year, COMEX Shopper gathers providers of the world’s biggest brands and offers an excellent opportunity to take home the latest innovations at exceptional prices.
This year, COMEX Shopper will feature a line-up of the latest technology gadgets from audio and media players, digital photography, e.books, gaming and peripherals, home entertainment, home networking, IT components and peripherals, mobile phones, PCs, notebooks and tablets, SatNav, TV and display technology, and much more.
Newly added features in this year’s COMEX Show incorporate a new and enhanced media centre with many activities providing information on new technology and entertainment for all visitors. As well, there is a series of workshops planned to run parallel to the exhibition.
COMEX embodies the inspirational vision of e.oman to transform the Sultanate of Oman into a sustainable knowledge society by leveraging Information and Communication Technologies to enhance government services, enrich businesses and empower individuals.
Looking to the future, COMEX will continue to evolve and innovate, keeping pace with the ever-changing digital world whilst broadening its international horizons to integrate other dynamic markets.
The 2nd COMEX 2011 Conference will be organised to provide participating delegates with an opportunity to learn and explore how the latest ICT trends and strategies can impact their existing and new business models and help their organisations to improve efficiency and achieve the bottom line. To be held on the 26th and 27th of April respectively, at the Golden Tulip Hotel Seeb, the conference will bring delegates up close and personal with people and products that will shape the future of information and communication technology.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Mobility as a driving force towards business transformation’. The conference will highlight various topics related to mobility including the latest mobile/wireless technologies and trends, and discuss how they will impact Oman businesses. The conference will also focus on ‘Technologies & Strategies for SMEs’ and will include a focus session for small and medium enterprises aiming at providing the latest technological solutions, practical advice and strategies that will bring more benefit and value to SMEs. This year’s attendees at the conference, from both public and private sectors, are expected to touch more than 250 visitors.
An unparalleled opportunity to showcase the latest technologies all under one roof, renowned international companies including CISCO Systems International and ORACLE have confirmed their participation for the first time at the COMEX Conference as Main Sponsors, joined by Microsoft also a Main Sponsor and participating at COMEX for the second year.