\r\n\r\nIran\u2019s Information Technology Pavilion at GITEX 2017 is open to visitors in an area of 126 square metres, said Mohammad Reza Tala\u2019ee, the head of Information Technology Commission of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce.\r\nTala\u2019ee noted that the Islamic Republic is taking part in the exhibition with the assistance of the Science and Technology Department of Iranian President\u2019s Office, Innovation and Prosperity Fund, and the Centre for Development of Information Technology and Digital Media of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.\r\nSeveral knowledge-based firms are presenting their latest achievements in Iran\u2019s pavilion at GITEX 2017 in the following fields of technology:\r\n1) Telecommunications\r\n2) Information and Communications Technology\r\n3) Transportation Technologies\r\n4) Mobile Applications\r\n5) Information Security\r\n6) Project Management Info Systems\r\n7) Software\r\n\r\nSpeaking in a Farsi interview published by the website of Chamber of Commerce, he said GITEX 2017 will take place in Dubai in an area of over 90,000 square metres with the participation of 4,700 companies from 100 countries.\r\n\r\nAccording to him, GITEX is one of the most important ICT events in the region in which Iran can introduce its production and export potential in the field of ICT. It can also be a good opportunity for the Islamic Republic to export its technology.\r\n\r\n\u201c12 companies will display their achievements at Iran\u2019s pavilion,\u201d he said, adding that 29 Iranian start-up companies will also be present at the start-ups section.\r\n\r\nThis Iranian official pointed out that the start-ups section is going to be held for the second time at GITEX. Last year, only eight Iranian start-up companies were participating, but this time 29 of such companies will represent Iran at the event.\r\n\r\n\u201cOne of the things we have to do at the international exhibitions is to introduce Iran as an active participant in the ICT field and make the Iranian brands known to the world.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe also underscored that \u201cwe need to pave the ground for the presence of Iranian ICT companies at the international level so that they go beyond the domestic market and win the international markets.\u201d\r\n\r\nAccording to Tala\u2019ee, in the past two years Iranian companies have managed to carry out projects abroad in partnership with some foreign firms.\r\n\r\nHe believes that the stronger presence of Iranian ICT companies in this exhibition proves the Iranian companies have come to the conclusion that they should be more active at the international events. Accordingly, the number of companies at Iran's pavilion has increased from 6 to 12. The number of Iranian start-up companies also grew by around 260 percent.\r\n\r\nOn the sidelines of this event, a conference on Iran and the world\u2019s Information Technology will be held with the participation of Iranian private sector, and the decision-makers of the ICT field next to representatives of leading and world-renowned companies on October 19.