Oman entities to take part in Gitex
The event will take place from October 20 to 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The sultanate’s participation comes under ‘eOman,’ comprising the Information Technology Authority (ITA), Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) and a number of government entities, besides private companies specialised in the ICT field.
The earmarked space at the exhibition will be divided into two sections – one dedicated to government institutions and the other to private sector entities.
“The Sultanate’s participation at Gitex 2013, which comes under the umbrella of eOman, aspires to identify brand-new global developments triggered in the field of ICT. We strive through our participation to achieve a number of objectives, notably to attract investment, promote SMEs, and spotlight a number of successful models of e-Projects in the public and private sectors,” said Dr Salim bin Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA.
“ITA will highlight its pioneering e-Projects, which comprise National e-Payment Gateway, the official e-Government services portal, National Technology Business Entrepreneurship (SAS), and Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT). Other government institutions taking part in the event include Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Manpower, and Public Authority for Consumer Protection,” said Dr Al Ruzaiqi.
Mohamed bin Hamad Al Maskari, director general of KOM, said: “We aim to enhance the marketing campaign of KOM as Oman’s flagship technology park. KOM officials will introduce to leading investors, experts, specialists and those interested in the ICT field, the vision and mission of KOM.”
“At Gitex 2013, KOM seeks to attract investment, and entice private institutions and entrepreneurs through the promotion of investment fundamentals and opportunities. Moreover, we will promote the facility building, which will provide a variety of services such as shopping centre, banks, restaurants, multi-purpose hall, hotel rooms and office space, expected to be completed soon.”
Other local companies to take part include Infoline, Infocomm, the National Business Centre and Public Establishment for Industrial Estates’ (PEIE) IT department.
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