At the epicenter of the new world economies, the Middle East & Africa has set sights on ambitious digital transformation goals, investments and initiatives. The expectations are huge, with the digital economy estimated to contribute $300bn to the region’s GDP as per World Bank1. Dubai is at the forefront the region’s digital economy mission, and home to one of the largest, strongest innovation ecosystems in the world.
GITEX GLOBAL hosts the tech world from over 170 countries in Dubai, in a bid to empower the tech and progress agendas of the region and the world. A trusted event for the past 42 years, GITEX GLOBAL is the most complete and comprehensive innovation event, uniting seven tech communities in one GITEX ecosystem: Global Tech, Governments, Coders & Developers, Startups, Investors, Youth and Academia.
Running from 10-14 October, the 2022 edition is planned to be the biggest-ever with transformative trends taking over an expanded experiential space, conference and workshop programme covering: Metaverse, Web 3.0, NFT, Net Zero and Green Tech, Low-Code/No-Code, among others.
The show will feature the obvious roster of global tech – AMD, Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Avaya, Cisco, Ericsson, HPE Intel, Honeywell, Huawei, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, Schneider Electric – among the 4000+ companies presenting their latest innovations and launches across 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Digital Economies and Sustainability.
Across the five days, GITEX GLOBAL becomes the world’s most buzzing centerpiece of enterprise tech showcases and sourcing with nearly 100,000 attendees joining to source new tech, sign partnerships and get their yearly fix of innovation inspiration.
Beyond business, GITEX is also a key event for aligning the national tech agendas of ministries across the region. Featuring the largest government presence of any tech show in the world, GITEX welcomes over 200 major government entities, and ministers and public sector representatives – coming together to unveil new digital transformation projects and announce public-private collaborations through MoU signings.
As the custodian of the region’s technology agenda, GITEX GLOBAL sets the stage for the most profound, high-impact conferences uniting ecosystem stakeholders and formidable minds from across the world.
No other tech conference is as widely attended and trusted to deliver the insights and perspectives reinventing diverse industries. Over 1000 speakers, over 500 hours of penetrative content, and 14 conference tracks covering 5G/Telecom, Healthcare, Fintech, Digital Cities x AI, Future Mobility, Cybersecurity, Web 3.0, Education, Startups, Energy, Data Economy, Blockchain and Coding.
GITEX GLOBAL is a mega tech collective of seven shows, curated under distinct tech sectors: GITEX (covering major enterprise and government tech), Ai Everything (focused on purposeful AI-driven innovations for resolving global challenges), North Star (encompassing the full startup ecosystem), Global DevSlam (largest meetup of developers & coders), Future Blockchain Summit (region’s first and largest blockchain event), Fintech Surge (accelerating fintech ecosystems globally) and Marketing Mania (celebrating disruptive innovations at the intersection of creativity, marketing & tech).
This year’s new event – Global DevSlam is supported by Coders HQ, a UAE government initiative to empower local and global coding communities, and push these coders to become key enablers of the country’s digital economy. The event will host a power-camp of conferences, trainings, workshops and one of the largest hackathons.
The complete GITEX GLOBAL show collective is organised by Dubai World Trade Centre – a leading entity behind some of the world’s largest events aligning trade, government and social missions.