GITEX Global set to be world’s biggest and most collaborative tech event of 2021

GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything follows the announcement of the UAE’s Projects of the 50, which will deliver new national initiatives that will enhance innovation and digital economies
GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything follows the announcement of the UAE’s Projects of the 50, which will deliver new national initiatives that will enhance innovation and digital economies

Dubai - GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will give global game-changers a platform to shape the future, with over 4,000 exhibitors from 140 countries participating at the event



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Rohma Sadaqat

Published: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 6:11 PM

Last updated: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 6:12 PM

GITEX Global x Ai Everything, which is set to be the world’s biggest technology sourcing and networking event of 2021, is returning for its 41st edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on October 17-21 as the UAE prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will be the world’s most complete, experiential technology event and will unite international innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, big data, cybersecurity, Blockchain, quantum computing, Fintech and immersive marketing. These themes will be explored across six events – GITEX GLOBAL, Ai Everything, GITEX Future Stars, the Future Blockchain Summit, Fintech Surge and Marketing Mania – which will collectively create an unrivalled global tech spectacle.

New initiatives supporting young entrepreneurs, women in tech and tech developers will make their debut at the event, as GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything bids to support innovators from across the world.

GITEX Future Stars, one of the world’s largest tech startup events of 2021, will host over 700 startups from more than 60 countries along with a network of more than 400 international investors and VCs, and will put an increased spotlight on the transformational potential of Fintech and Blockchain.

GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything follows the announcement of the UAE’s Projects of the 50, which will deliver new national initiatives that will enhance innovation, digital economies and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications, and will celebrate the region’s digital transformation achievements in a landmark year for the country.

Marking the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will spotlight the technology visions, initiatives and collaborations of government leadership across the Middle East and Africa regions through a marquee platform. The inaugural GITEX GLOBAL Leaders’ Vision conference will feature ministerial-level dialogue on technological accomplishments, collaborations and initiatives that will redefine the region, and will spark influential dialogue on the emergence of innovative economies across the GCC and Africa, with each day of GITEX GLOBAL dedicated to a specific national or regional technological roadmap.

As the first point of entry to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia regions for global companies, GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will give global game-changers a platform to shape the future, with over 4,000 exhibitors – 35 per cent of whom will be coming to the region for the first time – over 140 participating countries and over 200 government ministries in attendance, representing a range of global digital cities.

Fida Kibbi, VP and head of Marketing and Communications Ericsson Middle East & Africa, said: “Digital transformation is accelerating and GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything is an opportunity for visitors to witness the latest advanced technologies and their positive impact on our world. At GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything 2021, Ericsson is re-affirming the importance of innovative thinking and imagining the unlimited possibilities that technology can create. We are highlighting this by demonstrating the consumer and enterprise value proposition of 5G technology. As a conduit for technologies, 5G is a key enabler of the digital transformation and the platform of the many innovations that we will see in the near future.”

Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, said: “Huawei has long been a strategic partner to GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything as the ideal regional and international platform to connect with our industry stakeholders, share best practices, and look at how we can meet the needs of a fully connected, intelligent world. This year’s exhibition is particularly meaningful as it runs during the period of Expo 2020 Dubai, and as the UAE itself celebrates its 50th Golden Jubilee.”

Liu added: “Under the theme of ‘Dive into Digital’, Huawei will showcase how Cloud, 5G, and other emerging technologies can transform all industries to be more efficient, versatile, and resilient. Aligned with Huawei’s green strategy, we will also announce various new products and solutions developed to support carbon-neutral environments. Moreover, we are excited to host another edition of our Huawei Arab Innovation Day, bringing together international thought leaders on the ICT innovations of tomorrow.”

At the intersection of three of the world’s fastest rising regions for startup ecosystems – the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia – GITEX Future Stars will gather the most promising global innovators to ignite positive technological change. GFS will host international pavilions from countries including Japan, South Korea, Nigeria, Brazil, Poland, Bahrain, Oman, India, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, Sweden, Serbia, Ukraine and Pakistan, as well as the largest ever show presence from France and Italy, who will be bringing over 50 startups to the show, while GFS will also host a cluster of startups hosted by The World Bank.

“GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything, as the world’s largest technology event of 2021, is proud to host an array of innovative, global companies who are making their debut at the show and in the region. These companies have chosen GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything – and Dubai – to make their first foray into a vibrant market that has vast digital ambitions. GITEX GLOBAL is a super connector that creates thousands of meetings and business opportunities for them, and our other exhibitors and visitors, playing a vital role in the international technology ecosystem,” said Trixie LohMirmand, EVP of Events Management, DWTC.

rohma@khaleejtimes.com


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