Gitex 2019 to showcase next-gen technologies

Gitex 2019 to showcase next-gen technologies

By Staff Report

Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 6:47 PM

Last updated: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 8:51 PM

The upcoming 39th annual Gitex Technology Week and Gitex Future Stars exhibition is all set to highlight how next-gen technologies and human ingenuity will synergise to optimise impact for business and societal good.
Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 6-10, 2019, and held under the theme 'Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy', the events are set to welcome over 100,000 tech enthusiasts and business leaders from 140 countries. Gitex will define the innovative ways that advanced transportation systems, cutting-edge devices and a new generation obsessed with technology will reshape the world.
Across its 1.4 million square foot venue, the 39th edition of Gitex Technology Week will welcome over 4,800 exhibitors from over 140 countries, and host 290 hours of content over five days, while the 4th edition of Gitex Future Stars, will feature over 750 international startups and corporate accelerators, and more than 1,500 investors and corporate buyers.
Heavyweight visionaries making their debuts at the events this year include China Mobile, Ericsson, Honeywell, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Siemens, who will unpack developments around the world's most transformative and emerging technologies including 5G, blockchain and AI.
In addition, the Gitex Artificial Intelligence Zone will unleash five days of non-stop free learning sessions, 10 Hours of INSEAD-powered AI Workshops and will cover the paradigm-shifting ways that AI is affecting agriculture, construction, procurement, marketing, factory automation and government. Other technologies that will be highlighted at the event include 5G, which represents a major breakthrough that will change the way that devices connect to the Internet, and to each other. Gitex's 5G Countdown conference agenda will explore how 5G will revolutionise Industry 4.0, smart cities and autonomous vehicles, as well as getting to the bottom of 5G security concerns.
Gitex's conference tracks are also set to feature over 290 hours of content - 90 hours of which are free-to-attend - and will cover transformational topics including Future Mobility, NXG (Next Generation) and the 5G Countdown. Gitex will also get to the crux of the most business-critical technology issues impacting industries and disciplines including Digital Marketing, Education, Energy, FinTech, Healthcare and Retail.
"Gitex Technology Week is an international confluence of the greatest minds in technology, global business leaders in the industry and rising stars from the tech ecosystem. Gitex Future Stars has already built a reputation as the definitive platform in the Middle East and North Africa for startup content, and this year will spotlight just how Gen Z will define our future," said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Events and Exhibitions, Dubai World Trade Centre.

More news from Local Business