CeBIT is the world’s largest international computer expo. In English the CeBIT acronym stands for the ‘Centre for Office Automation, Information Technology and Telecommunication’. The trade fair is held each year at Hanover fairground Germany and is considered a centre for information technology. Organised by the Deutsche Messe AG, the exhibition area is roughly 450,000 m² (5 million ft²) with up to 850,000 visitors. The event is larger both in area and attendance than its Asian counterpart COMPUTEX and the no-longer held American equivalent COMDEX.
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), wish to explore the role that CeBIT may play in supporting the CARIFORUM ICT sector. The CeBIT trade fair offers an international platform from which export-oriented Caribbean SMEs could benefit. Participation at CeBIT would provide market access opportunities via international exposure at the largest ICT oriented trade fair in the world.
The eventual participation of a Caribbean booth would entail overall trade fair presence to thousands of international buyers, as well as access to conferences held during the event which may contribute to the improved expertise of the Caribbean professionals in attendance. Upon registration visitors also have the opportunity for free direct access to CeBIT’s online self-service business matching database called ‘Match and Meet’ (http://www.cebit.de/home).
Interested private sector representatives must download the full Expression of Interest notification and complete the online registration form as well as send in all necessary supporting documentation to:
GIZ c/o Caribbean Export Development Agency address to:
Ms. Ginelle Greene
GIZ C/O Caribbean Export Development Agency
1st Floor Baobab Tower,
Warrens, St. Michael,
Barbados, BB 22026
Submissions can be e-mailed to email@example.com
Application Deadline: Please note that complete applications must be submitted by 4:30pm (Barbados time) on the 19th February 2014.