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Shuaib bin Abdullah Al Abdulrahman

Riyadh to host IoT exhibition early 2018

RIYADH, September 12, 2017

New Horizon for Conferences & Exhibitions has announced that it has won a franchise for hosting and organizing the Saudi International Exhibition for Internet of Things (IoT) for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

The exhibition will be held in early 2018 in presence of leaders of technology and services designed to promote the digital transformation of cities, communities, people, data and things.
The event will be attended by leading national and international companies and corporations specialized in technology development, communications and IT. The international event is held in many countries around the globe such as China, the USA, India, Germany, Russia, Australia, Spain, the UAE, etc.

Shuaib bin Abdullah Al Abdulrahman, general manager of New Horizon, said the exhibition, which will be held in Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center from January 28-30, 2018, is a key event for the future of the Internet of Things in the Saudi Arabia because it particularly concentrates on the innovators of IoT solutions such as electronic design, embedded systems, software development, cloud computerization, integrated systems and analytical procedures, among others.

He highlighted that organizing this exhibition in Riyadh is a part of the initiative for implementing the “National Transformation Plan 2020” and the “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” which gives a particular attention to supporting the information technology sector.

This exhibition, he said, is an initiative to create a platform to support communications and information technology sector in particular and all other sectors concerned with the Internet of Things in general and highlight the role of public and private organizations in keeping up with technological development, tackling information security challenges, concentrating on the importance of technology for national and Islamic culture, employing technology in government, health, energy, education, transport, tourism, construction, economy and banking services and many other vital sectors.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a newly-coined term meaning the new generation of the Internet (network) which allows for understanding between the interconnected systems via the Internet Protocol, including tools, sensors, artificial intelligence devices, etc. This definition surpasses the traditional concept, i.e. communication between people and computers and smart phones via a worldwide network of the traditional Internet protocol.

Alaa Al Zuabi, general manager of the Saudi International Exhibition for the Internet of Things, said: “IoT is a big network of different systems including computers, mobile phones, cars, elevators, refrigerators and many other systems surrounding us whether in houses, manufactures, business centers or even hospitals.

“These systems will be easily and smoothly interconnected via the Internet network to exchange information. He believes that the IoT will constitute a revolution in the concept of the Internet and communications and will make devices connected with the Internet to function as a source of data instead of humans.”

A leading constellation of relevant government communications and information technology organizations will participate in the exhibition in addition to a group of national and international companies. Many workshops will be organized during the exhibition to educate visitors and stakeholders about the most important features of technology development and the concept of the Internet of Things.

Also, New Horizon for Conferences & Exhibition planning to simultaneously organize a conference for a highly outstanding group of national and international speakers, including the leaders of prominent national and international companies and organizations concerned with technology development and the Internet of Things.

A number of leading international companies in the Saudi Arabia have expressed their particular interest in participating in the conference and exhibition. – TradeArabia News Service




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