Sunday, January 25, 2015

Info Connect & Info Biz 2015

Kuwait's Info Connect Exhibition is back with a week long event taking place at Mishref's Kuwait International Fairground Hall No 6. The event start on Sunday, 25th January 2015 and goes up to Saturday, 31st January 2015. This exhibition is one of the most happening IT and Computer Exhibitions that take place in Kuwait with lots of on spot discounts and offers. One can get great offers on hardware, software and also mobile phones. Also as the telecom operators are present with their booths, they give the best internet packages with devices or without. Example, in Info connect 2014, Fast Telco launched the fastest internet package in Kuwait with 1000 Mbps Internet connection using fiber optics for both business or residential customers. It is definitely a costly service nonetheless it is the first of its kind in Kuwait offered to an individual or residential customer.

TIMINGS for Infoconnect Exhibition
25th January 2015 to 31st January 2015
Morning 10 am to 1 pm
Evenings 4:30 pm to 9 pm
(NOTE: Please check before going for 25th January as Kuwait has declared it as public holiday)
Photo Courtesy to AAB World
There are some tentative changes to the Exhibition schedule so check before going to the exhibition.
TENTATIVE (Monday 26/01/2015 till Sunday, 01/02/2015)

Below is a list of companies that will be putting up their booths. It will give a heads up on the type of products that will be available during the exhibition. The best being "All under one roof" concept. (SOURCE: CLICK HERE for the exhibitors list) (The list below is tentative - that is more number of booths might be present on the day of the event)

Internet Operators in Kuwait
  • Qualitynet
  • Gulfnet communication
  • Zagil / Zajil Telecom
  • FastTelco
  • Gulfnet International (KEMS)
Wireless Internet Operators in Kuwait
  • Wireless Internet Mobile Data Co. (WIMD)
  • Mada Communications
Other Booths
  • Orbit Show Time Networks (OSN)
  • Dar Al Mashoura Publishing
  • Infocenter for Training Services
  • Asnaf General Trading Co.
  • Capital Quality
  • Wahran General Trading Co.
  • Infogate Mobile Est.
  • Xmart Mobile
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Telephoneatti
  • Alhalya General Trading
  • AAB World
  • Design Master
  • Channels Media
  • IT City International
    Naser Mohammad Al Sayer Communications (Canon)
  • Anwar Al Mohammadiya
  • Anwarco
  • Alfoz Group
  • Slink International Computer
  • Al Adwa News Colour Est.
  • Nokhda Mobile
  • AL Malim Mobile
  • Q7 Mobile
  • Mix Max General Trading Co.
  • Al Bareeq General Trading
  • Kayo Games AL Harbash Computer Co.
  • Arak General Trading (YShield)
  • Dlink General Trading Co.
  • Right Click General Trading Co.
Simultaneously with the start of Info Connect exhibition, the Info Biz exhibition kicks off with business audience as their target. Other than this, the general public get to see the implementation of IT solutions in the different Government organisations and departments - More like the E-portals. List of the government departments showing their booths are below. (CLICK HERE for the source)
  • Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT)
  • The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)
  • Central Stattistical Bureau
  • Kuwait Credit Bank
  • Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority
  • Manpower & Government Restructuring Program
  • Kuwait Fire Services Directorate
  • Information Technology Authority - Sultanate of Oman
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of State for Youth Affairs
  • Public Authority for Industry
  • Public Authority for Housing Welfare
  • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • Ministry of Electricity and Water
  • Ministry of Public Works
  • Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Ministry of Awkaf and Islamic Affairs
25th January 2015 to 29th January 2015
Mornings - 10 am to 1 am
Evenings - 4:30 pm to 8 pm
(NOTE: Please check before going for 25th January as Kuwait has declared it as public holiday)

UPDATE 27/01/2015 : Mark - 248am has posted about the prices of Internet packages that the service providers are giving this year. Not much change compared to last year but lot of on spot prizes or Scratch cards. CLICK HERE for the post on Internet Prices and CLICK HERE for the Information on InfoConnect 2015 by Mark on 248AM
Photo Courtesy to Mark of  248AM

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sunday 25/01/2015 is a holiday

Three days of mourning has been declared in Kuwait following the news of demise of the Saudi Arabian King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. He passed away in the early hours of Friday (around 1 am). State of Kuwait declared a three day morning starting Friday, 23/01/2015 and will last up to Sunday, 25/01/2015. Consecutively, other departments and organisations have been declaring their suspension of activities for these three days. (SOURCE: CLICK HERE for the KUNA article)

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Kuwait has decided to shutdown the government ministries and departments for these three days. Therefore everyone will return to active duty starting Monday, 26/01/2015. Union of Kuwaiti Banks has also announced that they will not open on Sunday for business.

In Kuwait, as the events of Hala February is going on and many events are scheduled during January and February, Therefore some of these events have been suspended and postponed. Therefore people should inquire about the events in advance. The Organizing committee of the Fifth National Heritage Festival announced the suspension of their activities.
Circular from Civil Service Commission