Under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

DRIVING TRANSFORMATION

The 3rd Innovation Arena for the Middle East and Africa

 

The 5th Payment, FinTech & Digital Inclusion Fair & Forum for the Middle East and Africa 

 

The 4th Defense, Security and Public Safety Technology Fair & Forum for the Middle East and Africa

 

The 4th Intelligent and Connected Cities Fair & Forum for the Middle East and Africa

 

The Government Transformation Fair & Forum for the Middle East and Africa

 

The Smart Transportation Fair & Forum for the Middle East and Africa

 

The Learning Technology Fair & Forum for the Middle East and Africa

 

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inaugurated the 22nd round of Cairo ICT

the leading international ICT trade fair and forum for the Middle East and Africa, held under his auspices at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) under the slogan: Driving Transformation.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Speech at Cairo ICT 2018

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Nearly 520 international, local and emerging companies participated in Cairo ICT 2018.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister H.E.  Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Communication and Information Technology H.E. Amr Talaat, Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform , Minister of Investment & International Cooperation, Minister of Social Solidarity, Minister of Defense, Minister of Military Production, Minister of Social Solidarity, Minister of Interior, Minister of Finance, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Local Development, Academics, Business leaders  and senior statesmen.

The President inspected the exhibition pavilions representing the Egyptian government agencies such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Military Production, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Egypt National Post Organization (ENPO), and the National Anti-Corruption Academy. He also visited the  private sector exhibiting  companies, including mobile networks operators and fiber optic manufacturing companies.

The President was briefed about the efforts of the government institutions within the framework of the State's intensive plans for the transition to an integrated digital government and society. A number of projects were presented, including the development of the e-government portal, the integration of national databases systems, the establishment of the one stop shop for investors, the automation of the tax and customs systems, the launch of e-mail services, the use of simulation systems for train driving training, and the creation of a system for controlling railways.

This is in addition to the automation of public services provided by the Ministry of Interior, such as civil status and traffic, the manufacturing of bag detection devices and electrical meters, and the development of the digital education system and electronic evaluation. In addition, he was also briefed about the efforts exerted to upgrade the services provided by mobile network operators and the latest technologies of the Fourth Generation (4G).

The President emphasized the importance of the telecommunications sector as an essential pillar contributing to improving the lives of citizens, through implanting technology and using its latest systems nationwide. This is in addition to creating an environment that encourages youth capacity-building and job creation through establishing mega-projects and increasing investment in this vital sector. El-Sisi also highlighted the need to continue efforts and launch innovative initiatives in this regard to meet the current global challenges and drive economic growth to achieve the goals of Egypt's sustainable development strategy 2030.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi launched  “Africa Games and Digital Applications Initiative”aiming to create 100 Egyptian-African startups and train 10,000 Egyptian and African to develop mobile applications and digital games to  meet the needs of the Arab and African markets.

During the inauguration ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat delivered a speech, in which he showcased the Egyptian government experience in developing the ICT sector. He also reviewed the fields of cooperation and exchange of experiences with a number of regional and international entities, stating that Cairo ICT has become attractive to many experts, entrepreneurs and investors in different technology sectors in the region and the world.

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Driving Transformation

DRIVING TRANSFORMATION

DRIVING TRANSFORMATION” is the slogan of the 2018 round, ICT is transforming the world through innovative ideas, concepts and platforms. However, the ICT field itself is transforming as important shifts are happening in both the telecommunication and the Information Technology fields. The major shift in new cutting-edge AI technologies has both current and future potential impact across all industry and service sectors in terms of capabilities and endless opportunities for all. But with opportunity comes the challenge, pointing out that data generated by AI is owned only by the few  companies and/or individuals - who use their data ownership for their own profit maximization. Introducing AI in heavily populated countries, such as Egypt or Nigeria will receive resistance as AI increasingly replaces humans in many professions and jobs. Introducing AI and its potential needs to be associated with a serious discussion about the future of work-force in the AI era, which is not only transforming societies but also transforming the ICT industry itself.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

@ Cairo ICT

“Proud of real achievements on the ground, which will play an instrumental role in bringing about paradigm shift in ICT… the country continues to support the ICT sector, key to economic development.”

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Cairo ICT in the past few years has had clear demarcation lines that slowly disappeared into one seamless exhibition and conference that provides opportunities for corporations, vendors, integrators, developers… etc. to grow and to meet their potential clients and peers. It is a unique blend of government, business, academia, users from the most important domains. In 2018, this magic blend is stated clearly into main sectors spread along 50,000 square meters of exhibition space and 8 conference rooms to cover:

EVENTS INCORPORATED WITHIN

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Featured Speakers

Across the different Sectors, themes and trends at Cairo ICT, Our Speakers present a glimpse into the region future through workshops, conversations, and panels highlighting case studies and implementations ofthe most disruptive, innovative, transformative technologies shaping our future

Said About CAIRO ICT

Tarek-Elhousseiny-–-Visa

“We are very pleased to have actively participated at The 20th Cairo ICT. Well organized to integrate a host of diversified businesses in the space of Technology and Innovation. I have enjoyed and benefited from the rich interactions at the sessions and panel discussions that brought the strategies and plans together under one roof, strategies that will orchestrate the near future. Well done!”

Tarek El-Husseini, North and West Africa General Manager – Visa

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“We were honored by H.E. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s inauguration of Cairo ICT 2016 in its 20th round. We are delighted to be part of this successful and professional round of Cairo ICT. The exhibition and conference were very well organized and through Cairo ICT we were able to meet all high officials we wanted to meet under one roof.”

Eng. Walid Fouad, Regional Manager – Safran Morpho

Ibrahim-Sarhan-

We are always keen on participating annually in Cairo ICT, as it represents a launch platform for the ICT sector with other sectors that e-finance targets. We particularly participate in PAFIX which is being held for the 2nd year in a row. We see progress every year through participations.”

Ibrahim Sarhan, CEO and Chairman – e-finance

HHaitham-Abdou-General-Manager-xerox

“It is an honor and a privilege for Xerox to participate in Cairo ICT 2016 exhibition for the 19th consecutive year, showcasing a variety of Xerox’s latest technological solutions and devices that are developed to support companies to deliver more jobs in less time, and more efficiently.The exhibition acts as a platform, not only for showcasing the latest state of the art technologies and solutions but also for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas about successful business models within the industry as well as attracting more investments”. He also added: “Xerox-Egypt being the market leader in MPS is always keen on participating in Cairo ICT as it plays an important role in enhancing and promoting the Egyptian market and the IT sector.“

Haitham Abdou, General Manager – Xerox

Dia-Hamdan-Regional-Marketing-Manager-TPlink

“Cairo ICT is not just an event, Its pure platform with enablement tools that help you to launch your new products and solutions in Egypt market . With quality of attendees and focused industries it allows you to hit your ROI. We were happy to participate this year and for sure 2017 we have bigger plans of participation.”

Dia Hamdan, Regional Marketing Manager -TPlink

Helene-Henriksson-Head-of-Ericsson-Egypt

“The Egyptian telecom and technology market is extremely intelligent and susceptible to growth. An enormous conference such as Cairo ICT brings together ideas, advancements, technologies, and future plans by professionals in all the key fields to set Egypt on the right path; this is the type of initiative Egypt needs to see more of. The main objective of Ericsson’s participation this year was to focus on the Networked Society and the Internet of Things, We furthermore focused on presenting our future plans and strategies as a leader in the field of telecommunications and information technology, in addition to how expanding uses of the fourth generation can achieve maximum benefit for all”

Helene Henriksson, Head of Ericsson Egypt

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“DSS is a nice platform in MENA region for security manufactures to show they latest solutions and products, it provides us with wonderful chances to have communication with other companies in this industry. Security is an important fundamental of the society and its development, as one of technical prevention forces, this kind of communication promotes us to keep working on technical innovation and to provide better vertical solutions for defense & security
as well. It’s our pleasure to participate in this event.”

Laila Li-Marketing Specialist- Hikvision Middle East & North Africa

CAIRO ICT 2018 VENUE
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