Workers walk through Las Vegas Convention Center lobby as they prepare for the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 5, 2018 - REUTERS/Steve Marcus
CAIRO – 6 January 2018: A delegation from the Digital Economy and Technology General Division, affiliated with the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), will participate for the first time in the CES conference that will kick off Tuesday in Las Vegas, a statement from the division said Saturday.
CES is an annual international consumer electronics trade show that serves as a platform for innovators.
This year the conference will be attended by 3,800 emerging companies from 70 countries.
The statement said that Egypt will participate through an official pavilion that was set up by the division in cooperation with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).
The statement added that nine Egyptian companies will participate, introducing purely Egyptian technology products.
Head of the division, Khalil Hassan, said that his division has communicated with Egypt’s commercial office in the U.S. to arrange meetings between Egyptian and international companies there, in addition to mulling the possibility of providing some training scholarships to member companies in international technology companies.
The event will run until January 12. In December, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Yasser el-Kadi discussed with representatives of a number of emerging companies their readiness to take part in the CES conference.
In previous statements, Kadi said the Egyptian state is keen on empowering young men in the IT sector in order to render the country a regional technological hub and boost exports of value-added products.
According to the website of CES, formerly the International Consumer Electronics Show, it showcases more than 3,900 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 conference sessions and 170,000 attendees from 150 countries.