Cairo ICT 2021 cannot be described by any means as yet another successful round of the region’s leading technology event, as the 25th round was very special, from its inception to its conclusion on November 10, breaking all records of the same event in the 24 years before, and breaking all records of local, regional and international technology fairs in the past two difficult years, infested with Covid-19 scare around the world.
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, accompanied by top officials and international dignitaries, was present and his presence along global leaders and top technology experts paved the way to a record number of visitors, with an actual unprecedented figure of visitors from the different walks of life.
The messages the world received during the 4 days of Cairo ICT 2021 and the incorporated events were:
- “Egypt continues to be open for business”,
- “Africa is seeking to quench its thirst for progress”,
- “The Middle East is far from covering its technology needs”,
- “The world will not be stopped with the current global status”
- “Cairo ICT is the true technology gem of the Region”.
Cairo ICT 2021 lived up to the slogan it chose for its Silver Jubilee round: “The Digital Challenge… Transform to 2030”. It highlighted the challenge we face with technology and the challenge we face to adopt technology to transform ourselves towards SDG goals of 2030. Discussions among experts spanned around some of the well-known challenges and tackled previously unscathed challenges and opportunities.