So what’s special about this year’s Gitex Saudi Arabia? For starters it won’t be in April but on 16 – 19 May 2011, right after my birthday… It’s still an “all in one” event combining:
- GITEX Saudi Arabia – 16 – 19 May 2011 which redirects to http://www.saudigitex.com/ so they finally decided to have a domain just for Gitex Saudi Arabia, what took them so long?
- Saudi Communications 2011 The 13th International Telecommunications Exhibition (aka STC and Mobily ego competition)
- Computer Shopper 2011 The 10th International Computer Shopper Exhibition (aka Haraj)
These 3 events will be held at the “new” Riyadh Expo Center (gowalla link). Let’s just hope it rains because the new building is well made and can handle a few rain drops.
Oh. Guess not. From the last day of Riyadh Book Fair.
Anyway back to the “good news”.
I got my hands on the floor plan for Gitex Saudi Arabia 2011 and I was shocked at what I found… or did not find. Here’s Gitex Riyadh 2010 floor plan:
Now compare it to Gitex Saudi Arabia 2011 floor plan:
Just what is going on? Has STC and Mobily finally started to think that it’s better to spend money on improving infrastructure and services than marketing and wasting valuable floor space?!
I am actually looking forward to visit Gitex Riyadh this year!