The 40th Gitex Technology Week opened on December 6 at the Dubai World Trade Center, in strict compliance with the strict health protocols due to Covid-19. The internationally renowned event will run until Thursday 10 December. Over 1,200 exhibitors are expected this year, including 300 startups, and exhibition pavilions, from more than 60 countries, including Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, France, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as a lecture program of over 350 in-person speakers, who are flying to Dubai from 30 countries. Tech savvy are in town to share their vision of tomorrow, including maverick hacker, inventor and entrepreneur Pablos Holman and US Secret Service and FBI hacker Bryan Seely. The Gitex conference agenda will feature actor, writer and comedian John Cleese.
Gitex this year serves as an umbrella for various tech shows, including Gitex Future Stars, the region’s largest tech startup event; GISEC cybersecurity conference and exhibition; Future Blockchain Summit, as well as the inaugural edition of Marketing Mania, a new platform for brand marketers. Gitex 2020 is also hosting over 200 technology investors, including EBAN (Belgium), MODUS Capital (USA), 500 Startup (Egypt) and MENA Tech Fund (UK), while for the first time Israel will bring 40 exhibiting companies through big tech, startups, cybersecurity, telecommunications and mobility. Gitex will also showcase the technological advancement of a number of UAE government entities, including Smart Dubai, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the Abu Dhabi Government, the Dubai Police and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. In addition, the event will see the presence of the Ajman government, the Fujairah government and the KSA interior ministry. “It is critical that the global tech industry now works together to build intelligent ways of working and living in the post-COVID world,” offered Trixie LohMirmand, executive vice president, Event Management, Dubai World Trade Center. “Gitex Technology Week has already built a stellar reputation over the past four decades as the ultimate global platform for the greatest minds in technology, international business leaders in the industry and rising stars of the tech ecosystem.”
Edited by IICUAE on source https://www.dwtc.com/en/events/gitex-technology-week-2021