UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present 25 companies at GITEX, where they will each showcase their innovative digital products as part of the French pavilion. The trade show is the digital industry’s biggest event in the EMEA region and will take place in Dubai (UAE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), from 14 to 18 October 2012.
The French Pavilion will host the 25 French exhibitors the Business Solutions hall, it was reported.
A wide range of products will be exhibited, including those relating to business IT, business communications and networks, ICT infrastructure, IT and telecoms accessories, Future Internet, consumables, open source, cards technologies, electrical protection systems, consulting, mobile content, HR IT solutions, electronic devices for taxi drivers, and more, representatives said.
According to the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO), worldwide IT expenditure is experiencing substantial growth rates in emerging countries and should have risen by 4.3% in 2011, reaching €963.4 billion. In Europe, France enjoyed a 3.4% increase in expenditure.
The EITO highlights the substantial upsurge — by 4.2% — in the French infrastructure software segment in 2011. This trend is expected to continue in 2012, with a forecasted 4.8% rise. The growth in this segment is primarily the result of rising sales in storage- and security-applications solutions, boosted by the proliferation of cloud computing offers, analysts said. The EIT report also stated that worldwide IT market in 2012 will grow by 5.4%, exceeding €1,000 billion in sales for the first time.
Some of the companies that will be exhibiting their products and solutions at GITEX are as follows:
- Bee Ware
- Kurmi Software
- New Net 3D