This is the first year a State government has organised a Western Australian presence at the CeBIT.
The 10 organisations were: Anthem Software; Atamo Pty Ltd, Brookstone; Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR); Empired Solutions; Internet Business Corporation (IBC); Melix Technologies; NGIS; Resource Systems and Service; and WA Go Online.
Four companies, including NGIS, Atamo, IT in a Box and Autum Software, undertook a group launch of their individual products in a 36 square metre exhibition stand.
CeBIT Australia, which was held from May 4 to May 6, is one of the region’s largest events for information communications technology and attracts a large number of delegates each year.
An estimated 25,000 people attended this year’s event, compared with a total of 18,500 in 2003 – an increase of 41 per cent over the number in 2002.
This year’s event also hosted a greater number of exhibitors, with 508 exhibiting compared with 427 at last year’s show.
Show organisers indicated the increased attendance was probably a result of the buoyant sentiment in the ICT industry.