The 27th edition of Cairo ICT 23, which is the International Technology Exhibition and Conference for the Middle East and Africa, commenced on Sunday under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
The event is organized by Trade Fairs International and involves the participation of five ministries, namely Education, Health, Higher Education, Justice, and Communications and Information Technology.
The exhibition also showcases the accomplishments of the armed forces, the Arab Organization for Industrialization, the Egyptian Space Agency, and other government entities and institutions in the technology sector. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is sponsoring the tenth session of the PAFIX exhibition and conference on electronic payments and financial inclusion, which was launched in collaboration with e-Finance a decade ago.
According to Osama Kamal, Chairperson of Trade Fairs International, the exhibition will witness the introduction of several new projects and investments by foreign and Arab firms in the Egyptian market. Notable among these are the Emirati company Khazna and the Kuwaiti firm Hayat, which will venture into the satellite sector in Egypt. Kamal also said that the exhibition will highlight the latest developments in digital banking, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing.
Kamal added that the exhibition has broadened its global participation, particularly from China, which will have three large pavilions at Cairo ICT’23.
He further expressed his gratitude for the support of President Al-Sisi and the cooperation of the participating ministries and agencies.
It's worth mentioning that the first sessions of the forum took place in 1996, and featured many major international companies, including NCR, Microsoft, and IBM.