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Gitex Future Stars

1417 October 2018 / Dubai World Trade Centre

Meetings Programme


For: Corporate + Government Buyers & Startups

Being co located with the region’s #1 Tech Event, GITEX Technology Week, gives our Corporate Buyer Programme a competitive edge that other shows can’t match.

Meetings will be scheduled per sector and startup of interest. Your profiles will be available to Corporate Buyers for pre-selection prior to event via the GITEX Future Stars show app.

Meetings programme corporate

Investors & Startups programme


For: Investors & Startups

The programme will give Investors the ability to pre-arrange meetings with startups during the show. Whoever you meet is already interested in what you have to offer.

The Process

Round 1: The pitch round
5min pitch to an investor, as per standard pitch format (5mn pitch + 3mn Q&A). At the end of the pitch round, the investor will shortlist the Startups he/she would like to meet for a longer chat.

Round 2: The deep dive
If you were shortlisted, you’ll be invited for a second round chat. The shortlisted startups will be given contact details of the investors (with the investor’s approval) and will be able to schedule a meeting according to their availability.


For: Investors & Startups & Corp/Gov Buyers

Sector focused round table discussion (based on Event vertical days).This session will enable like-minded individuals to discuss challenges, form alliances, share best practices, and expand their networks. 

You will engage in meaningful conversations with top tier investors in a structured, strategic, and stress-free way. The round table discussion will be hosted by an Investors or Corporate buyer who will act as a moderator during the session.

Industry vertical programme

speed meetings


For: Investors & Startups

Whether you are looking for investment, mentorship, new contacts or simply want to build a network. We’ll match you with investors at random for you to pitch to. No pressure!

Adding a random matchmaking session will give you the opportunity to connect with more investors. 


For: Visitors & Startups & Media

GFS visitors include members of startup community such as entrepreneurs, private companies, media and private investors. 

Visitors will be able to use the app to schedule meetings and communicate with you. We want to encourage engagement between all members of the startup ecosystem. Bring your best smile.

GFS matchmaking app

  • This is a great event and I have to give my kudos to your team in first class hosting, networking & matching investors with local startups.
    Investor Shoutout - Marcel Dridje
    Sophia Business Angels Investor


How would you like to connect?

I'd like to host a Future Stars satellite networking event

I’m a business looking to meet startups

I have a challenge I think only startups could solve

I’m an investor looking for startups

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For more information about GITEX Future Stars, please contact us at: +971 4 306 4509 or for any general questions, please email 

NOTE: Your admission to GITEX Future Stars does not include entry into GITEX Technology Week.

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- The Marketing team

- The Conference team

- The Investor Program team

Show Dates & Times
Sunday 14 October: 13.00-19.00
Monday 15 October: 11.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 16 October: 11.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 17 October 11.00 - 17.00


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