The exposition Tech-Know North 2007, showcasing the hi-tech and IT industries in Iceland, was held in Reykjavík suburb Kópavogur, from March 8 to 11.
The aim of the exposition was to present new products and services available in the hi-tech, IT and knowledge industries and illustrate the development that has taken place in the past few years, as explained on the Tech-Know North 2007 website.
“It was really successful, we have estimated that about 15,000 people attended the exposition,” public relations officer Kristinn Jón Arnarson told icelandreview.com.
For the first two days the exposition was only open for people invovled in the IT and hi-tech sectors, but the public was granted access the last two days.
“We saw all age groups, kids and elderly. The kids liked the computer games, the films and the simulator,” Arnarson said.
At the exposition guests were offered a tryout of the new Play Station 3, a sneak peak of Anna and the Moods by animation company Caoz and a chance to drive a Formula 1 race car.
But guests could also learn about the latest network technology, moisture measurement solutions, internet security and electronic identification cards, which were voted the most interesting product on the show.
“Iceland has a lot to offer in the hi-tech field. Digital administration is for example more advanced in Iceland than in any other country,” Arnarson stated.
“And the energy companies have without a doubt good business opportunities in the field of reusable energy,” he added.
Photos by Egill Már Arnarsson.