Malta’s renamed tech and gadgets expo opens today

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May, 2019 at 2:13 pm by Christian Keszthelyi

Technology and Gadgets Expo (MRO19) opens its doors today at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC), bringing the experience the latest technological developments — 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, immersive gaming, robotics and artificial intelligence — to the public, according to a press release sent to Business Malta.

MRO19 was previously known as the Malta Robotics Olympiad — hence the abbreviation MRO — and will feature six competitions including the Robo Sumo, the Malta Robo League, DiY Bots and the E-Sports festival. These events are aimed at giving students, their families and gamers the opportunity to showcase their skills against international competitors, says the press release.

The Digital Careers Expo and the Gadgets Expo are two new expos which will be featured in MRO19. The Digital Careers Expo aims at bridging the gap between digital education and digital recruitment and will feature information about employment opportunities from large digital industry recruitment agencies. The Gadgets Expo will feature the MRO19 in the consumer digital world.

Entrance to this event is free and their opening times are as follows; Friday, 10 May, from 16:00 to 22:00, Saturday, 11 May, from 9:00 to 22:00 and Sunday, 12 May, from 9:00 to 18:00. The MRO19 will be helping raise funds for the Alive Charity Foundation and the visitors who make a donation will be able to try out an electric car or a Segway.

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