With the planned showcase of not less twenty innovative companies at the country’s pavilion next week at GITEX technology exhibition, Nigeria is expected to attract global business audience. GITEX, a global event that draws participation from about 150 countries had last year attracted over 145, 000 trade visitors with more than 13, 000 companies participating.
With NITDA promoting local technology startups with a view to attract offshore partnerships and investment to these ‘techo-prenuers, Nigerian has themed its 2015 GITEX exposure on promotion of technology startups. Some members of the Nigerian official delegation are already to feature in the high profile GITEX Leaders Summits that are part of the five day events.
The country’s official as delegation to GITEX 2015 will provide the rallying front for Nigeria’s engagement of public and private sector’s entities assembled at the global ICT event.
The delegation includes the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, Dr Tunji Olaopa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Peter Jack and the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba.
Apart from featuring in the high profile summits, the leaders are already confirmed to have investment meetings with government and top business players of other countries notably from the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
The Majlis is GITEX premium business and investment meeting arena. It is designed for only top business leaders and decision makers in the public and private sectors.
Also on the list of the Nigerian official delegation are leaders and CEOs of private sector Nigeria ICT companies including Precise Financial System, Sasware, Sidmach, SKtel. Public regulatory institutions and enterprise inside the pavilion are the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigcomsat Limited, the country’s satellite communication company with footprints across Africa, parts of Europe and Asia.
The startup companies are: Hutbay, which has developed a real estate solution to help consumers make smart real estate decisions; Verge, which has developed a software as a service (SaaS) retail management solution for multi-store retailers; and Medrep.ng, an e-Commerce and logistics solutions provider for pharmacies and hospitals.