The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has announced its participation as a strategic partner in the 2019 edition of the Fab Conference
Last year, Fab15 announced Egypt as the host country after winning against Canada, UAE, Rwanda, and China to be the first country in the Middle East to host the flagship digital fabrication event.
The Fab conference, which has been running for 14 years, brings together manufacturers and members from more than 1,700 Fab Labs around the world to share, discuss and collaborate on the capabilities of digital manufacturing, innovation and technology.
The conference is another huge step forward for Egypt in the area of entrepreneurship, tech innovation and digital fabrication as it adds significant value to the existing businesses and gives access for local entrepreneurs to the latest digital technologies, modern design and manufacturing techniques.
Under “Collectively Independent” theme, Fab15 aims at building strategic alliances to promote the inclusion of marginalised groups, knowledge transfer and share best practices that empower communities to solve their problems.
The conference is taking place in two cities in Egypt, including the Red Sea city of El Gouna and Cairo. The main conference is held from 28 July to 2 August in El Gouna where the graduation ceremony will be held on 1 August.
The event includes exhibits, a long list of keynote speakers, and additional activities including fab festival, fab lab tours, and the event closing ceremony that will take place in Cairo on the 3-4 August.
Fab15 conference focuses this year on four different tracks, including entrepreneurship for growth, Towards 4.0, making to learn, and design for change.
Building on its reputation as one of the leading outsourcing destinations worldwide, Egypt has an ambitious plan to transform the country into a regional and global telecom and tech hub. As such, the government is focusing on new initiatives such as electronics design and manufacturing, as well as providing full-fledged support to the country’s burgeoning tech start-up industry.