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President Sisi inaugurates Cairo ICT 2016

The 20th round of the conference was launched yesterday and until 30 November in CICC with more than 500 companies.

President AbdelFattah Al-Sisi inaugurated for the second year in a row Cairo ICT conference that is held under his auspices. The 20th round of the conference is under the slogan “Disruption Digital Era” and will continue for 3 days with the participation of more than 500 local and international ICT companies.

The conference through the last 19 years managed to launch successful local initiatives like “computer for every home” and the initiatives for free internet, ICT manufacture, Technology parks and training for employment.

The 4 Egyptian operators, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat, Vodafone and Orange are taking part along with some of the biggest companies in the field.

The conference in the last years attracted more than 950,000 visitors and last year the conference welcomes more than 77 thousand visitors recording a 22% increase than the year before. The visitors were from different ages and categories which reflects how ICT is becoming more and more important for the Egyptian public.

Parallel to ICR there are 3 other conferences in the same field such as PAFIX the e-payment conference, Smart Communities conference and the Defence and Security Systems conference DSS.