Getting to GITEX Future Stars
What is Dubai like?
Do I need a visa?
A visa is required to enter the UAE except for Nationals (Citizens) from the following countries that will be issued entry permits upon arrival at the airport in the UAE.
GCC Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia
- Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City
- United States of America
- Australia, New Zealand
- Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea
Nationals other than those of the above lists require an entry visa which will need to be arranged prior to arrival.
NOTE: GITEX Futurists can NOT assist you with getting your visa. Please speak to our travel partner for information or your local UAE Consultate.
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About GITEX Future Stars
What is GITEX Future Stars about?
The event brings together the international startup community across the whole ecosystem. From seed stage businesses right through to global tech giants like Facebook and billion-dollar investors. The event launched in 2016 to a crowd of 54,000 techies over 4 days from 65 countries. There were 160 investors and 400 startups on show. This year you can expect that to grow significantly.
GITEX Future Stars also has 3 conference programmes, Raise, Scale and Disrupt DXB, bespoke mentor clinics, a hosted network of investors, a pitch competition worth over $180k.
The event is run by Dubai World Trade Centre and is hosted alongside GITEX Technology Week – the 3rd biggest tech event on the planet.
When does it open?
The event dates are the 14-17 October 2018.
Show times are:
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
How do I get my ticket?
Registrations for visitors ticket will be available in 2018. In the meantime, please sign up your details here and we'll notify you once the tickets are available.
Note: Your ticket will only give you entry to GITEX Future Stars and not GITEX Technology Week.
Where can I find my receipt?
Where can I find my ticket?
How much is a pod?
What is included in my pod?
How can I meet investors?
Firstly, make sure your online profile is up to date as this is their first resource for scoping out which startups they want to meet. So if you’re profile isn’t great – this will impact your chances onsite.
Networking, will be important. If you can, bring a colleague as well to the event so one person can man the pod, and the other can network.
Go to the pitch event, the investors will be there. Even if you aren’t pitching.
Investors will also have a specifically named badge, so keep an eye out for that too.
How do I complete my profile
Can I get a ticket for my colleagues?
Conference & Speakers
How do I become a speaker?
It’s great that you want to join the Main Stage – drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to talk you through the next steps.