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ICT firms to be showcased at Tunis hi-tech trade fairWednesday, May 25, 2016 > 09:45:17
SITIC Africa 2016 is a 3-day event to be held from May 31 to June 2 at the Parc des Expositions du Kram in the Tunisian capital.
The event will showcase the hi-tech and ICT fields, as well as new technological opportunities offered by Tunisian enterprises to SMEs around the world as part of cooperation between Tunisia, Europe and Africa. At least 3,000 ICT decision-makers are registered to take part, according to Tunisie Afrique Export (TAE), which organized the event in collaboration with the Société des Foires Internationales de Tunis (SFIT) and the Fédération Nationale des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (FNTIC) and the employers union UTICA. The fair aims to stimulate the technology sector in Tunisia - which accounts for about 7% of national GDP, provides jobs for about 80,000 people through 1,800 enterprises in the country - in order to push it towards the African market, which has seen a 50% growth rate in recent years. TAE CEO Farid Tounsi said that the aim is to make Tunisia into a hub towards Africa for both Tunisian and European enterprises as well as to improve Tunisia's positioning at the international level in the sector. The event includes a 4,000 square-meter exhibition space for exhibitors, B2B meetings and an expected over 10,000 visitors.
It was sponsored by the Tunisian communications and digital economy ministry.