|Jordan's largest IT exhibition : METS 2002 opens
|Celebrating its 13th year, The Middle East Technology Show (METS) 2002 opened on Tuesday, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Fawaz Al Zu'bi, deputizing for His Majesty King Abdallah II.
This is the country's biggest computer and information technology exhibition, and has grown this year to include over 90 participants.
The Jordan Computer Society (JCS), the organizers of METS, are expecting some 40,000 people to visit METS 2002 which offer the latest in hardware, software and services available in the Jordanian market.
Participants this year included companies from the UAE, Iraq, Syria and Palestine which gives the show a more regional character.
It also includes, for the first time, the participation of Governmental institutions such as the Amman Municipality and the Customs Department, who are showcasing their IT solutions for the service of Jordan's citizens. In total, there's some 2,500 square meters of exhibit space; part of which is a Shoppers Area in hall B where visitors may purchase products and services, at special prices throughout the days of METS. What also stands out this year is the support of an international sponsor, for the first time, Intel Corporation. The organizers have taken an initiative to encourage school and university students to attend METS by distributing 25,000 invitations to these students, allowing them entry to the show hall free of charge, but on the condition that they arrive as part of a school delegation.
Along the lines of the show there is a extensive seminar schedule, given by specialists in varied fields. The organizers expect the seminars to attract interest from young IT professionals and students. METS 2002 runs until Sunday 2 November, at the Amman International Motor Show Hall. The exhibition is open from 12.00 pm till 10.00 pm everyday. Entrance fees are JD 1 per person. Don't miss it.
The Star Redaction