What’s New in 2019

What’s New in 2019


NXG (Generation Z)

Representing 2 billion of the global population, Generation Z is at the forefront of the digital economy worldwide, and we here in the Middle East are no exception. GITEX Future Stars 2019 brings to you a brand new and exciting zone for all things Generation Z:

-Live Activation Stage

GITEX Future Stars 2019 will address the growing concerns on how to communicate effectively with a generation that’s new to us all.

What you’ll get out of this stage:

  • Save $$$ by hearing from world-leaders in Gen-Z research on workplace and marketplace trends

  • Invaluable real-world insights from failed and successful Gen Z campaigns

  • Peer-to-peer networking and learning 

  • Actionable information and strategies never heard in the region before

  • First-hand insight from the biggest Gen-Z influencers

Stay tuned for the full programme.

-NXG Supernova Challenge

Part of the Supernova Challenge, we will be giving away $10,000 for the best Gen-Z startup. There are two simple requirements:

  • Must be born in 1995 or later

  • Must have an amazing idea/startup that you believe in

Applications open soon – for enquiries, get in touch with the GITEX Future Stars team.


The AI Focus 

With spend on cognitive and Artificial Intelligence expected to reach $77.6 billion in 2022 - you just can’t afford to underestimate the power of AI. At GITEX Future Stars 2019, get ready to experience AI like never before through AI labs, deep dive workshops and fireside chats with the world’s top data scientists, authors and startups. From accredited fast-track courses to AI Q&A’s - find the answers to the simplest and the thorniest questions you may have.

Watch this space for more info.

Back with bigger prizes, the Supernova Challenge pitch competition will be rewarding one top AI Startup with USD 10,000.

Applications open soon – for enquiries, contact the GITEX Future Stars team.

Accelerator Programme

It’s only when you are clear on your destination that you can plan a scale strategy to get you there. That’s where we come in.

GITEX Future Stars is the ONLY event in the world to provide a series of pre-show training and support that can be used as a unique and invaluable tool to scale your business!

Ultimately, our programme offers you access to:

  • Mentorship through a panel of experts

  • Exclusive invitations to sessions and bootcamps throughout the year

  • AAA passes to our most exciting tech events in the Middle East such as Future Blockchain Summit, CABSAT, GISEC, IoTX & Ai Everything

  • Online mentorship and highly engaging content

  • Year-round support from key investors

There’s a catch though… It’s only available to 100 startups!

Get in touch with the GITEX Future Stars team for more information.


GFS World Cup

Competition is healthy. Here’s another one from us. Which country breeds the best startups? GITEX Future Stars World Cup will pit countries against one another as they compete to be recognised as the Country Winner.

Startups from around the world will battle it out for the win. The two best startups from each nominated country will be invited to compete live at the event.

Applications open soon – for enquiries, get in touch with the GITEX Future Stars team.


Saudi Innovation Platform

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, the startup ecosystem and the collaboration of corporates and startups on business and innovation.

Stay tuned for the full programme.


Keynote Stage

2019 sees GITEX and GITEX Future Stars stages combine to create the biggest and most exciting edition to date! The world’s most renowned names in tech take to the Keynote Stage to share their vision for the future.

Don’t miss the inspiring talks from those shaping the future of tech. A look at some of our previous speakers:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google

Dr. Wanli Min, Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist, Alibaba

Paul Misener, VP – Global Innovation Policy & Communications, Amazon

Stay tuned for our 2019 lineup.


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17-20 Oct 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre

17-20 Oct: 10 AM - 5 PM