Dubai 2009 Gitex Trade Show – An Unforgettable Experience                                 


Oct 16th, 2009, I’m not sure how many times I’ve traveled on an airplane in the past, but I am sure this is the most exciting time. Because where I am going is the pear of the world: Dubai. I went there for the Gitex IT trade show, one of the biggest and most famous electronic product trade shows in the region.                                              

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Before I ever had the chance to put my foot on Dubai soil, all I’ve known about the area I read in newspapers and magazines.  I read about their culture, whether, religion, and economic situation, but that doesn’t begin to tell a complete story of the area.  When we walked out from terminal 3, seeing the road side skyscrapers, fancy cars, big malls, and everything, it’s hard to believe that this was all dessert before. The whether made me think of Taiwan, because they are very similar, even the street scene is similar.                                       

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Saturday, one day before the trade show, we prepared all the units for the show.   These units were prepared by the Taiwan team and they did a great job helping us ship all the samples and having the units ready to be exhibited.  Since it’s my first time in Dubai, my Boss let me go on the sightseeing tour held by our travel agent. The tour involves being driven in a 4WD Toyota Jeep, running up and down in the dessert. They would play Middle East style electronic music on the trip, it’s quite a special experience.  After that, we had dinner in the dessert, eating typical local BBQ cuisine.  While we ate, there were Belly dancers and some other traditional dancing, which I can not recall the name of. What a pleasurable night! I give thanks to the team for letting me have this opportunity. Afterwards I am Preparing myself to face the first day of what’s sure to be a busy trade show.     


Dubai is the center of trade throughout the Middle East, Africa, parts of Europe and Asia. After 13:00 pm, customers form all over the world came to our booth. It was so busy, we did not even have time to eat. What I see is that this is a really developing and well educated market. All the customers have basic IT industry knowledge, which is why they can easily tell the difference between us and our competitors. People keep looking for new stuff and better technology, the supplier has to pay more attention with customer’s need, and put more effort on service.      

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We had a great show because of the strong presence of our products, and the patient attitude of our staff during this busy time. Believe it or not, we did not have time to eat lunch. It makes me feel like when the farmers get an abundant harvest and they do not have time to rest, the body gets tired, but the heart feels happy and excited. When I saw our competitor’s booth is almost empty, and the customers are making lines waiting to buy our products, I am so proud of myself for working at Vinpower Digital.

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