See, Touch & Experience The Biggest Breakthroughs

See, Touch & Experience The Biggest Breakthroughs


Here Comes The Future

Time-travel technology may not be ready yet – but GITEX Future Stars has all the innovations to show you what the future looks like. The world's most successful and ambitious startups demonstrate the high-impact inventions that will turn every industry on its head.


- Meet global game-changers, 750+ startups from 75 countries
- See the tech that's making waves across 19 sectors
- Get inspired by 250+ powerful personalities on stage
- Cheer your favourite startup in the world's 3rd largest pitch competition



Dive into the future across 19 show sectors.

The definitive place to experience all that’s revolutionising our world. From new technologies that protect the planet to Blockchain powered music apps and self-learning AI, see bold new trends come to life across 19 sectors on the show floor. 




Enlightening. Challenging.
Thought-provoking. Advice from the world’s leading minds.

For the first time this year, GITEX Future Stars and GITEX Technology Week will have a combined conference programme featuring 250+ renowned names in technology, business and governance. A great opportunity to hear and learn from successful entrepreneurs, alongside sector leaders, pioneers and government heads.

Check out the conference programme

Check out the free learning sessions

Let’s talk about NXG (Next Generation)

Representing 2 billion of the global population, with a buying power of around $150 billion, Generation Z’s are at the front of the digital economy worldwide! GITEX Future Stars 2019 unravels all the strategies and insights to win over this influential generation through - Live Activation Stage and a new NXG Startup category in Supernova Challenge.


Which country has the best startups?

Which country has the best startups?

GFS World Cup

Which country has the best startups in the world? We are putting it to the test with the introduction of our GFS World Cup. Two best startups from each nominated country will be invited to compete live at the event and one country will be adjudged the world cup winner.

Corporate & government challenges

Corporate & government challenges

Innovation Cups

Last year, GITEX Future Stars hosted a number of innovation challenges from global and regional powerhouses, Accenture Innovation Awards, Future of Tourism by Dubai Tourism, MBRSC Space Innovation Challenge, King’s College London Healthcare Challenge plus more. This year, expect more innovation cups and live brainstormings.

$200,000 cash prizes up for grabs

$200,000 cash prizes up for grabs

Supernova Challenge

The region’s most popular startup pitch competition is back and bigger than ever  with an increased total prize pool of USD 200,000. This year, we are bringing you even more categories, which means more cash prizes, including: NXG (Generation Z) Startup and Best Environmental Impact Startup crowning the game-changers among these sectors.

Learn about Saudi Arabia’s ambitious tech transformation - Saudi Innovation Programme

The Saudi technology market with a focus on security will be the highlight for this year. 2019 announces the launch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Stage which will include international thought-leaders offering their advice on investment opportunities and the thriving startup ecosystem in Saudi Arabia.

Build your industry connections – networking opportunities

Finding success is all about knowing the right people. GITEX Future Stars puts you in touch with the most relevant people, across the entire startup ecosystem of Middle East, North Africa & South Asia. Keep those business cards handy as you mingle with industry leaders, C-levels, key decision makers and globally-ranked investors.

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  • “I knew GITEX was one of the biggest shows on the planet but until I came here, I couldn’t believe how big, how lively and how exciting it was."
    Brian McBride
    Chairman, ASOS
  • "I attended the 2018 GFS. It was very well organised and enabled me to meet with a number of cutting edge technology SMEs in Health Tech we have since entered ongoing discussions with potential investment.”
    Jerry Biggs
    CEO, NCL Ventures
  • "Thanks to GFS, UFP Fintech kickstarted its first startup investment in the region. Our hearts are behind this deal as this startup will be a game changer for Fintech in UAE."
    UFP Investors
    (invested in Xpence)
  • No other start up event compares to GFS, we met 6 top investors which has already resulted in a pre-series A of USD300K
    Al-Farouk Ahmed
    Co-Founder & CEO, Tareeqi
  • The feedback and level of interest we received.. was unprecedented.. We have seen a keen willingness to adopt the latest thinking not just from a technology perspective, but also from a business model. human capital and operational point of view.
    Shukri Eid
    Managing Director, Cisco Middle East

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