GITEX Global x Ai Everything, the world’s most influential technology sourcing and networking event of 2021, is returning for its 41st edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 17th-21st October as the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will be the world’s most complete, experiential technology event and will unite international innovators in Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Cloud, Big data, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Quantum computing, Fintech, and Immersive marketing. These themes will be explored across six events – GITEX GLOBAL, Ai Everything, GITEX Future Stars, the Future Blockchain Summit, Fintech Surge, and Marketing Mania – which will collectively create an unrivaled global tech spectacle.
New initiatives supporting young entrepreneurs, women in tech, and tech developers will make their debut at the event, as GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything bids to support innovators from across the world. GITEX Future Stars, one of the world’s largest tech start-up events of 2021, will host over 700 start-ups from more than 60 countries including start-ups from Nigeria, Tunisia, and Egypt along with a network of more than 400 international investors and VCs, and will put an increased spotlight on the transformational potential of Fintech and Blockchain.
GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything follows the announcement of the UAE’s Projects of the 50, which will deliver new national initiatives that will enhance innovation, digital economies, and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications, and will celebrate the region’s digital transformation achievements in a landmark year for the country.
International visions redefined
Marking the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will spotlight the technology visions, initiatives, and collaborations of government leadership across the Middle East and Africa regions through a marquee platform. The inaugural GITEX GLOBAL Leaders’ Vision conference will feature a ministerial-level dialogue on technological accomplishments, collaborations, and initiatives that will redefine the region, and will spark influential dialogue on the emergence of innovative economies across Africa, with Vision Africa, a full day dedicated to the regional technological roadmap.
Biggest names, trends, and industries
As the first point of entry to the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia regions for global companies, GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will give global game-changers a platform to shape the future, with over 4,000 exhibitors – 35% of whom will be coming to the region for the first time – over 140 participating countries and over 200 government ministries in attendance, representing a range of global digital cities. A comprehensive range of digital leaders will participate in regional events for the first time exclusively through GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything, including Terminus, the AIoT firm redefining smart cities; Stripe, the world’s top Fintech unicorn; Zoom, the video conferencing platform that enabled remote work during the pandemic; Snowflake, the pioneering unicorn who reinvented cloud data solutions; and TeamViewer, whose software is installed on more than two billion devices.
Vision Africa will unpack the bold national tech strategies and priorities of Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tunisia, exploring how country-specific programs will play a critical role in forging a common vision for an integrated and inclusive digital society and economy across the continent. Decision-makers from the four nations will also examine ways to overcome barriers inhibiting the growth of Africa’s expanding startup communities, and visitors will hear from H.E. Dr. Amr S. Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt; H.E. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria; H.E. Dr. Nizar Ben Neji, Minister of Communication Technologies, Tunisia; Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa, CEO, Kenya National Innovation Agency, Professor Bitange Ndemo, Former ICT Secretary, Kenya, and Eng. Kaburu Mwirichia, KoTDA Board Member, Konza Technologies.
GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will be the only major tech event in the world in 2021 to feature every major technology player, trend, and vertical, hosting technology leaders including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Huawei, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Intel, Avaya, Honeywell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Red Hat, Etisalat, du, Lenovo, and Cisco, covering sectors including smart cities, cybersecurity, the data economy, mobility, healthcare and telecoms among others.
Jiawei Liu, CEO, Huawei UAE said, “Huawei has long been a strategic partner to GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything as the ideal regional and international platform to connect with our industry stakeholders, share best practices, and look at how we can meet the needs of a fully connected, intelligent world. This year’s exhibition is particularly meaningful as it runs during the period of Expo 2020 Dubai, and as the UAE itself celebrates its 50th Golden Jubilee. Under the theme of ‘Dive into Digital’, Huawei will showcase how Cloud, 5G, and other emerging technologies can transform all industries to be more efficient, versatile, and resilient. Aligned with Huawei’s green strategy, we will also announce various new products and solutions developed to support carbon-neutral environments. Moreover, we are excited to host another edition of our Huawei Arab Innovation Day, bringing together international thought leaders on the ICT innovations of tomorrow.”