India to make a strong presence at Gitex 2003
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India to make a strong presence at Gitex 2003

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 29 August 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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DUBAI: India's Information Technology sector will make a strong presence at Gitex 2003, the premier IT show in the Gulf with nearly 30 companies including Wipro, Nuclear Software Exports and Cherrysoft Technologies having confirmed participation.

China has also caught up with India with as many participants having registered themselves for the show, Kamal Vachani, regional representative, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) said.

ESC had organized successful participation of 19 IT firms in GITEX 2002 and more member companies were expected to showcase their wares in GITEX 2003, which is scheduled from October 19-23, 2003, Vachani said.

Vachani said more and more Indian IT companies were making their base in Dubai because of its strategic location and offered the latest and modern facilities.

The exports of computer software and information technology enabled services climbed 27.4 per cent to Rs 46,500 crore (465 billion) in 2002-2003 from Rs 36,500 crore (365 billion) in 2001-2002.

Overall infotech exports grew 24 per cent to Rs 52,500 crore (525 billion) in 2002-03 from 42,300 crore (423 billion) in 2001-2002, he added.

Besides India and China, national pavilions are also expected from Canada, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Ireland, Germany, Hongkong and Singapore.

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