(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Comex 2014, under the theme, 'Fostering Your e-Lifestyle, Shaping Your Tomorrow', began on Monday. The telecom and technology show was inaugurated by Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Manthri, chairman of the State Council, and will continue until April 11.
With its three main pavilions “ government services, Comex business, and Comex shopper “ the exhibition aims to showcase the latest technologies in the field of Information and communications technology (ICT), to empower SMEs through ICT, and to encourage society to use IT. The five-day exhibition is being held under the patronage of e.oman and has been organised by OITE Trade Fairs.
A total of 36 government entities are participating in the e-government services section and are showcasing the latest initiatives that promote digitisation in Oman.
Government institutions from Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Singapore, Lithuania, and Estonia are also taking part in the expo.
Dr Manthri said, ''The efforts being put forward by ITA are much appreciated and that was clearly seen with the participation of students.''
The event is also accompanied by Comex Conference 2014, which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel, under the patronage of H E Dr Saud bin Salim al Balushi, Undersecretary for Educational Planning and Human Resources Development in the Ministry of Education. This year's conference will be held under the theme 'Mobility', focusing on real time communication applications and services available for businesses.
The conference will bring together experts from different domains and engage in positive discussions towards creating a blueprint for Oman's ICT development.
15 Indian IT firms to showcase products
Fifteen Indian IT companies are participating in Comex 2014. A press release said that COMEX's India pavilion, under the aegis of the Electronics and Software Promotion Council of India, features a wide range of electronic products and cutting-edge technology equipment