1,200 companies to participate in only global tech show in 2020
The 40th Gitex Technology Week is set to host international technology visionaries, industry innovators and global investors as the tech world finally resumes in-person interaction at Dubai World Trade Centre from today till December 10. Ahead of the launch, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday tweeted: “GITEX will be the most important and realistic global technical event in 2020 and the UAE will be the fastest country to recover in the world and our institutions have proven their ability to adapt ... We will conclude 2020 with a global event and we will start 2021 with a series of projects and major initiatives ... 2021 our fiftieth year and our golden jubilee, and it will be different from all years, God willing. ” Diversity of technology Gitex Technology Week will showcase the diversity of the global technology industry, hosting over 1,200 exhibitors, including over 300 startups, from over 60 countries. “After a year of missed business opportunities, Gitex will unite all comers of the global technology industry as the only major technology event to go live in 2020, providing the world’s only opportunity for in-person networking at a major tech event this year,” Dubai World Trade Centre said in a statement. Global participation Gitex will host pavilions from some of the world’s most innovative technological nations, including Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, France, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, lapan, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as a conference lineup of over 350 in-person speakers, who are flying into Dubai from 30 countries. Internationally recognised technology experts will travel to Dubai to share their vision of tomorrow, including maverick hacker, inventor and entrepreneur Pablos Holman and US Secret Service and FBI hacker Bryan Seely, while Gitex’s conference agenda will be headled by arguably the most influential comedian alive, legendary actor, writer, and comedian John Cleese.
Gitex will serve as an umbrella for the region’s leading technology shows, including Gitex Future Stars, the region’s largest tech startup event; GISEC, the region’s most renowned cybersecurity conference and exhibition; Future Blockchain Summit, the leading platform for the transformative technology, as well as the inaugural edition of Marketing Mania, the new platform for brand marketers. The event will host over 200 ofthe world's most influential technology investors, including EBAN (Belgium), MODUS Capital (USA), 500 Startups (Egypt) and MENA Tech Fund (United Kingdom), while for the first time, Israel will bring 40 exhibiting companies. GITEX TECHNOLOGY