Consumer TechnologyFrom mobile technology to robotics, VR to sports wearables, Consumer Technology is a showcase of the products that will be flying off the shelves in the next 12 months.VR & AR wearables are still making headlines, but in the home Voice Assistants and consumer IoT dominate whilst TVs get bigger, brighter and provide better, more immersive experiences.
WHY CONSUMER TECH AT GITEX?
The Dubai electronics market size is expected to grow by 4.7 per cent over the next four years and may exceed $3 billion (Dh11 billion) by 2020. the portable consumer electronics sub-category is expected to keep its lead with a 2020 sales forecast of $1.27 billion. Also, the computers and peripherals sub-category is forecasted to retain its size at $937 million, whereas in-home consumer electronics are expected to reach $900 million.* Dubai Chamber of Commerce, 2017.
- 2016 Visitors came from 93 countries to source consumer technology products:
- 21,456 of visitors who came to source Consumer Tech were buyers
- 15,019 visitors coming to source consumer tech products had a budget in excess of $100k
- 7,359 were coming to GITEX to purchase consumer tech products at the event
Consumer Technology Facts & Figures
100% internet penetration with 94% in Saudi and 80% in Egypt
95% of GCC Internet users are on social media platforms
Consumers in GCC 6x more likely to own a laptop than those in rest of MENA region
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