ITET 2014 is an IT Electronics and Telecom Exhibition held by the ICT Federation of Cambodia (ICTF). This is the ICTF’s first event following its recent launch back in July. The launch saw the merger of the ICT Business Association (ICTBA) and Cambodia IT Association (CITA) to form the ICTF. Check out our coverage of ICTF’s official launch here.
The large-scale international event will be held from the 14th to 16th of November 2014 at Diamond Island in Phnom Penh. Held in partnership with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC), ITET 2014 is essentially a consumer electronics show. Its aim is to promote the Cambodia ICT industry’s services and high-tech products the local scene has to offer.
This exhibition will see many professionals from both the public and private sectors. Its appeal is divided into two parts. First – dedicated to experts of the ICT sector, allowing them to share ideas and concepts. Second – the general public, in order to show them the importance of ICT to the Cambodian society. ITET 2014 is held in conjunction with the Cambodian ICT Awards, where the winners will be in the running for the ASEAN ICT Awards.
In an exclusive interview with Geeks In Cambodia, Mr. Pily Wong, Vice-Chairman of ICTF, explained why ITET 2014 is extremely important for the country’s ICT sector. He noted that many people in Cambodia outsource for products overseas. Pily believes that ITET 2014 will be able to showcase Cambodia’s strong ICT sector and various partnerships with other countries. “We need to educate the public about what is available in the market so they can gain in terms of productivity and efficiency.”
Pily hopes that ITET 2014 will give Cambodians a new perspective of local IT companies and in turn increase the support for said companies. He explains that it is a cycle – if these companies get more business, they can grow and provide more job opportunities to help Cambodia.
The first day (14th November) of the exhibition will be dedicated to professionals and businesses in the ICT sector. Attendees can expect to see big companies such as SONY, Huawei, LG, Samsung and Sabay. There will also be many mobile application developers, and Pily explains that this is due to the rising trend of businesses wanting to develop their own applications.
With all the talk about big products from huge companies, we should not forget the local SMEs and tech startups. Pily tells of the exposure these SMEs and startups will get as people flock to visit booths set up by the big brands. Leveraging off the attention obtained by the big brands, these small businesses can impress with their innovative solutions.
ITET 2014 is definitely not the first exhibition of its kind here in Cambodia. However, it is special in its non-profit cause, which means that booths are much cheaper than usual. Pily shares that a booth for similar past exhibitions can cost about US$1200, but ITET 2014 is offering their booths for much less.
ITET 2014 offers two types of booths for businesses to showcase their products. Stands without walls cost $400, and turnkey booths are going for $600 (for all three days). You can find more information and apply for a booth here.
Delegates can attend the various conference programmes at ITET 2014. Expect to learn on the following topics:
Internet of Things
Enjoy the exhibition and soak in the various product showcases. Delegates will be educated on ICT, while have the opportunity to network and share ideas. You can find the agenda here, or register online here!
The ICTF has yet to decide if ITET will be an annual or biannual affair, but the event has already seen immense support. It will not only be an amazing showcase of technologies, but also a great channel for networking with other professionals and like-minded people. Find out more about ITET 2014 here!