Egypt to participate in Las Vegas CES for the first time ever

A delegation of the Egyptian General Division of Digital Economy and Technology (DET) will partake in the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will take place in Las Vegas, this month.

DET is affiliated to the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC).

CES is an annual international consumer electronics trade show that serves as a platform for innovators. This year the conference, takes place between January 9-12, is expected to attract 3,800 emerging companies from 70 countries.

Egypt will participate through an official pavilion set up by the division in cooperation with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).

Nine Egyptian companies will participate, introducing purely Egyptian technology products.

Head of the division, Khalil Hassan, said that his division has communicated with Egypt’s commercial office in the U.S. to arrange meetings between Egyptian and international companies there, in addition to mulling the possibility of providing some training scholarships to member companies in international technology companies.

In December, Egyptian Telecommunications Minister Yasser el-Kady discussed with representatives of a number of emerging companies their readiness to take part in the CES conference.

According to the website of CES, formerly the International Consumer Electronics Show, it showcases more than 3,900 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference programme with more than 300 conference sessions and 170,000 attendees from 150 countries.