With the rest of the world using technology to advance their economies, CORMITEX saw it fit for Batswana to take major steps to jump onto this wagon too. To promote the use of information, communication and technology for development, business and personal uses, CORMITEX will bring together Information Communication and Technology (ICT) policy makers, innovators, creative minds and suppliers under one roof – an effort for economic diversification.

CORMITEX is a hybrid exhibition and a conference aimed at highlighting global innovations in Communications, Research & Innovation, Media, Information, Technology, Education, Entertainment, Engineering, Environment and Energy as well as their implications for Botswana in order to address and keep up with various industry, societal and national issues, problems and global trends. The upcoming three days expo is envisioned to promote Botswana’s economic diversification through these identified sectors, using ICT as their platform.

“Mobility and connectivity are the ‘must have’ for both the young and old. Quality of life has improved with the ICT convergence” said Thabo Mogomotsi, Fairgrounds Holdings Marketing and Communications Manager.

The expo will also include forum discussions to share ideas on matters pertaining to how society can use technology to enrich their lives, how business can uptake ICT to improve innovation, service delivery, efficiency, education quality, productivity, competitiveness and business processes.  It will be a one-stop knowledge platform for both the exhibitors and the visitors. Local and international exhibitors invited include some of the following:

Information Communication & Technology– Hardware and software retailers, e-Government, mobile and internet providers, mobile applications, software designers, banking systems e.t.c

Media and entertainment– media houses, gaming, visual effects, animations, mobile entertainment, mobile media and advertising, entertainment companies, media professionals e.t.c

Research & Innovation- scientists, researchers, laboratories, funders, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers e.t.c

Education– Local and international institutions, sponsors, Ministry of Education and Skills Development e.t.c

“These industries fit within the fast paced migration of the converged environment and are broad to integrate evolving trends which play vital roles in all walks of life.” Clarified Mogomotsi

Key Players converged for one goal- a well connected Botswana

Exhibitors will have an opportunity to interact, benchmark, learn, share knowledge, network, forge collaborations, optimize performance, harness opportunities and create value added wealth for their organisations. It really will be an all-encompassing exhibition and conference that addresses all spheres of communications from conceptualization all the way through to the end user. This is an opportunity for Botswana companies to finally come together and learn from each other and give each other ideas on how to best serve their local markets.

For the visitors, CORMITEX aims to enhance and enrich their experience and value through product demonstration, education on product utility value. Visitors will also get a chance to purchase products at reduced prices.

The event will also be an avenue for visitors to learn businesses fit within their lives. Students will be availed an opportunity to determine their career paths through guidance by the exhibitors.

The expo will be at the Fairground Holdings, Boipuso Hall from 28th – 30th November 2012. For more information on the event and exhibitors’ stall and conference packages, contact 397 5555/ 365 1600.

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