Mexico to Host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2014 for the First Time

– To be held in Guadalajara, Jalisco from September 29 to October 1.
– More than 50 exhibitors and close to 2,500 delegates from at least 80 countries.
– More than 100 speakers, highlighting corporate leaders, policymakers, government officials and members of academia to discuss emerging issues on ICTs.

México City, May 27, 2014.- Given its high potential for economic growth and development in this industry, the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) bets on Mexico for the first time to host the world’s most prestigious Information Communication Technologies industry congress under the theme “Buliding the Digital Age Together”.

Its 19th edition, it will be held from September 29 to October 1, 2014 in the city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco; Mexico’s Silicon Valley. Considered as such, for its attractive ICT investment and development possibilities.

WCIT 2014 is destined to serve as an appropriate industry platform for the outlook, development and consolidation of the ICT industry in Mexico and in the world. It will showcase more than 50 world-renowned exhibitors, about 2,500 delegates from around 80 countries, and close to 100 note-worthy speakers, including corporate leaders, policymakers, government officials and members of academia, such as Robert Elliot Kahn, creator of the TCP/IP protocol, John Higgins, Director of Digital Europe, or Jonathan Nelson, Founder of Hackers & Founders, who will focus on the analysis of:

  • Hot topics in ICT.
  • Current industry trends, developments and better practices.
  • Legal, political and economic trends that affect economic business models.
  • Mechanisms that could be used to reduce the gap between society and the Internet and information technologies.

This forum will also promote opportunities for local, regional and international businesses through innovation showcases, world-class workshops and B2B meetings that will translate into:

  • Direct economic impact to the economies of Mexico and specifically, the state of Jalisco.
  • Significant thrust to the potential and development of the ICT industry in Mexico.
  • Contribution to the positive reputation of Mexico, the state of Jalisco and the city of Guadalajara as a potential host for other important ICT industry events.
  • A reference for collaboration among different key stakeholders and their ability to sign agreements for social progress and development, from the ICTs.

For further information please visit the 2014 WCIT’s official website:

About WCIT

The WCIT is represented by the World Information Technology Services Alliance (WITSA), a leading worldwide consortium in the information technology (ICT) industry, with more than 88 member countries that represent 90% of the global Information Communication Technology market.

It is the only inclusive forum with a global perspective on ICT topics, as it involves all stakeholders (corporate leaders, policymakers, government leaders and academics) involved in planning and developing the next steps towards the democratization of technology and the Internet in the world.

The first edition of the WCIT took place in 1978, and starting in 1998, has been held every two years in different parts of the world; there have been a total of 18 events, most recently in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 2008, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 2010, and Montreal (Canada) 2012.

There are four focal points (Public Service, Society, Digital Economy and Technology), through which networking activities are held, such as high-impact conferences, B2B meetings, innovation showcases, workshops and more.

In previous years, important international figures like Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Bill Clinton, Colin Powell and Mikhail Gorbachev, among others, have been involved.


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