2001 News Story

IT event planned for next April in Riyadh

Riyadh Exhibitions Company has announced that the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is to be held in Riyadh from April 21 to 25 next year. Over 400 IT firms from around the world are expected to participate. The Company predicts that IT spending in the Middle East Region will exceed U.S. $4.6 billion in 2002, and Saudi Arabia accounts for 40 percent of the IT market. Driving the growth are projects for Internet access in Saudi schools, and 600,000 new subscribers in the Kingdom.