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DIGI SIGN AFRICA 2008, The 6th Int'l Advertising Technologies, Materials & Services Trade Fair

Show Organizer (s):
Event Date (s): Nov 02, 2008 - Nov 04, 2008
Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Venue: Cairo Int'l Exhibition & Convention Centre (CICC)
Address: El Nasr Road, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
No. of Exhibitors: 220 , History Record: 185(in 2007)
No. of Attendees: Advertising Agencies and all business sectors

Exhibition Floor Size:
(sqm)
8000 , History Record: 7000(in 1999)
Phone: 002 - 02 - 3335 7494
Fax: 002 - 02 - 3761 7898
Products and Services Focus
Summary
For more than 5 years DIGI SIGN AFRICA offers to 10000 advertising professionals from all over Egypt, Middle East and North Arica great opportunities to see the latest in signage industry, wide and large format printing, screen printing, display systems, engraving technologies and digital communications technologies which have been developed by the industry leaders all over the world.
General Information
The Hosting Country (Egypt): Egypt is located in the center of the Middle East, and is considered as the trading hub between the Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world, Geography, population, history, military strength, and diplomatic expertise give Egypt extensive political and economic influence in the Middle East. Cairo has been always the crossroad of Arab-African and international commerce and culture. With more than 80 million inhabitants, Egypt's population is the largest in the Arab world, and is generally young, with 35 percent below age 14 and just 4 percent older than 65. Today, Egypt is primarily a free-market economy with some state control. The economy's main exports are crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, and chemicals. Agriculture today accounts for 17 percent of GDP, industry for another 32 percent, while the services sector provides 51 percent, thanks to the growing population; the country has one of the highest overall purchasing powers. Market Information: The government of Egypt made it a top priority to develop the country’s infrastructure, including roads, facilities, ports and a modern communication network in its drive to achieve political diversification and attract foreign investment as well as effectively contribute to the diversification of the Gross National Product. With the installation of the 2004 Egyptian parliament, the Government of Egypt began a new reform movement, following a stalled economic reform program begun in 1991, but moribund since the mid-1990s. In the past year, the cabinet economic team has simplified and reduced tariffs and taxes, improved the transparency of the national budget, revived stalled privatizations of public enterprises and implemented economic legislation designed to foster private sector-driven economic growth and improve Egypt's competitiveness. Country Fact Sheet – Egypt Population (July 2007 est.): 80,335,036. Annual growth rate (2007 est.): 1.72%. GDP (2007 est.): $118-120 billion. Annual growth rate (2007 est.): 7.2%. Per capita GDP (2007 est.): $5,400 No. of new established companies in 2007: 5958 companies The Foreign Direct Investments to Egypt in 2007: 11.1 billion compared to US$, 2.1 in 2004 30% of the total FDI to Africa Private Investments in Egypt increased by 40% in the year 2007 1148 companies expanded their business in 2007. The most developed sectors are Industrial and ICT sectors. About The Market: The implementation of the free market system in Egypt few years ago created a dynamic economic environment. It has acquired many foreign direct investments, franchises and brands production licenses which positively affected the advertising industry. By the implementation of the latest technologies and innovations in the advertising world the advertising business size was doubled in a few years and it still has good growth expects. From this prospective the Egyptian government strongly supported the Outdoor advertising industry by decreasing the costumes fees from more than 35% to be just 5% on all the industry requirements. With more than 7,000,000 m2 Outdoor printing volume, the Egyptian Outdoor market ranked as the biggest digital printing market in the Middle East, It moved forward starting from 2002 from the 4th position after Dubai, Lebanon, Jordan to take the lead in 2007.
Attendee Information
Advertising Agencies and all business sectors
Exhibitor Information
Advertising and signage industry

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