CeBIT Australia 2012 gearing up for a bumper event

CEBITCeBIT Australia 2012, one of the largest IT business events in the Asia Pacific region, is gearing up to attract record numbers when it takes place in Sydney next week.

CeBIT Australia 2012, one of the largest IT business events in the Asia Pacific region, is gearing up to attract record numbers when it takes place in Sydney next week.

Set to take place at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday May 22 to Thursday May 24, organisers expect CeBIT Australia 2012 to attract more than 520 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees.

CeBIT Australia’s 2012 theme will be “Trust and Security”, an issue facing all business today, as more and more processes are moved into cloud computing.

“Cloud technologies are the way of the future, but there are still reservations about its adoption because of security questions,” Managing Director Jackie Taranto said.

“CeBIT 2012 will focus heavily on cloud, both in the Exhibition and in the Conference schedule. I can confidently say that anyone contemplating the future of cloud technologies will find everything they need to know under one roof in May.”

The Conference stream will cover the topics of cloud, retail, e-health, e-government, mobile, AusInnovate and social enterprise. Some of the world’s leading companies are exhibiting at CeBIT Australia 2012 including, amongst others Huawei, Telstra, Panasonic, AAPT, HP, Computer Associates Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems, Fujitsu PC, Lenovo, Nokia, Symantec, Volkswagen, Samsung, MYOB, Intel Electronics, and LG.

Taranto said the strong line-up indicates that business is bullish about the future despite the GFC.

“I launched CeBIT 11 years ago with just two halls, 15,870 visitors and 384 exhibitors,” she says. “It is now one of the largest events, in size, held in Australia and each year. We have delegations and companies from 16 countries and the largest-ever participation by State and Federal Government departments.”

For more info visit the CeBIT Australia 2012 website.

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