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EGYPT: International Exhibition Conference on Telecommunication/IT opens in Cairo

25.11.2018
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Sunday graced the inauguration of the 22nd round of the Cairo International Exhibition and Conference on Telecommunication and Information Technology (ICT 2018).

Holding at Egypt International Exhibitions Center; the 2018 edition of the event has coined ‘’Driving Transformation’’ as its watchword. The four-day event will run from November 25 -28. Many governments officials including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Communication and Information Technology Amr Talaat are in attendance. A large number of other ministers and senior statesmen are also present. Science has been gaining grounds on the African continent, thus this platform comes to showcase how Egypt has fully embrace technological innovation and how the Cairo government seeks to boost the sector.

To make the exposition ceremony worthwhile and well understood, the event opened with the screening of a documentary on the Communication and IT sector expounding the ICT ministry’s achievements in terms of establishing centers and preparing training programs for various age groups in IT specialties in partnership with major international institutions and universities.

The documentary revealed that training programs have fostered the creations of various job opportunities for Egyptian youth in local and international companies. It also illustrated to what extent the North African nation had gone in providing varied IT services.  Egypt can effectively provide IT related services (IT outsourcing) in over 20 languages, a total number of 230,000 jobs have been providing to people while services worth dlrs 2.3 billion have been exported.
According to reports, Egypt has established a number of other technology zones in Borg el Arab, Assiut, Beni Sueif and Sadat City.

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