GITEX GLOBAL 2022 takes over Dubai with record capacity, accelerating world’s digital economy
42nd edition now the world’s largest tech and start-up show, hosting unrivalled
growth in 26 halls, selling out 3 new halls across multi sector tech wonders
Dubai will kick off GITEX 3.0 edition next month as it transports audience into the
next digital universe
Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2022: The global digital economy is in full velocity mode,
embracing the return of the world’s largest, most inclusive tech and start-up event,
which opens next month in Dubai with unrivalled record capacity, its continued
expansion fuelling the installation of three additional sold-out halls at the Dubai World
GITEX GLOBAL 2022 will take place from 10-14 October, outperforming its previous
edition as it prepares to host more than 4,500 companies and 100,000-plus attendees
from 170 countries, spanning 26 halls and two million sq. ft, matching the scale of 33 football
The remarkable growth of the annual five-day event is spurred by ebullient market
demand across all industry sectors, with no less than 1,400 new exhibitors among the
global line-up of companies and start-ups showcasing ground-breaking applications in
the metaverse, AI, Web 3.0, blockchain, 6G, cloud computing , fintech, and big data.
With the participation of more than 250 government entities leading strategic digital
projects and public-private partnerships, and 800-plus start-ups seeking their next big
break in North Star Dubai, the GITEX 3.0 edition will unite the world’s most influential
ecosystems advancing business, economy, society and culture.
“As the curious audience attempts to make sense of the real versus virtual world we are creating, GITEX GLOBAL takes the helm in partnering with global tech leaders to empower, enlighten and enthuse everyone on the metamorphosis of the digital economy,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at Dubai World Trade Centre, GITEX GLOBAL’s organiser.
“As the curious audience attempts to make sense of the real versus virtual world we are
creating, GITEX GLOBAL takes the helm in partnering with global tech leaders to
empower, enlighten and enthuse everyone on the metamorphosis of the digital
economy,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at
Dubai World Trade Centre, GITEX GLOBAL’s organiser.
“GITEX GLOBAL will cut through the hype and emotions, gathering the best minds in all
businesses around the world to debate, challenge and rationalise the impact of this tech
fusion on society and our future. This is GITEX 3.0.”
GITEX 3.0 series includes launches of Global DevSlam and X-VERSE
With a fully immersive deep dive into the digital universe, GITEX GLOBAL presents its 3.0 edition with Ai Everything, North Star Dubai (formerly GITEX Future Stars), Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit, and Marketing Mania.
Two new events will also be launched this year, selling out to a global audience within
two months: Global DevSlam, and X-VERSE.
Committed to creating a thriving home in the UAE for international coders and
developers and advancing the digital economy, Global DevSlam is the Middle East’s
largest ever coder and developer meetup, connecting 10,000 coders alongside
developers from the world’s biggest tech companies, including Anaconda, AWS,
Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Oracle and Red Hat.
The fully subscribed event is supported by Coders (HQ) and inspired by the UAE’s
mission of building the world’s best coder and developer ecosystem, with the country
now offering its long-term residency Golden Visa to 100,000 qualified coders from
around the world.
Global DevSlam also welcomes the worldwide python community with the launch of
Pycon MEA, featuring a line-up of renowned Python masters coming together for the
first time in the region.
Setting another first, X-VERSE, in partnership with Decentraland, curates one of the
world's most immersive metaverse journeys, providing a never before seen experience
into the greatest shifts and the most potentially disruptive industry applications of the
With real-world case-studies and never-seen-before virtual experiences across
manufacturing, gaming, education, healthcare, retail and the future of work, X-VERSE
will enable global enterprises to understand and adopt this nascent technological
North Star Dubai shines with unstoppable start-up entrepreneurship momentum
Launched as GITEX Future Stars in 2016, the newly renamed North Star Dubai in 2022
underlines the ongoing evolution of the global start-up ecosystem, and the important
role start-ups play in advancing innovation and international business collaboration.
North Star Dubai, with its strategic partner the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, is
amplifying this trend, with the world’s largest start-up event adding another hall with 30
percent extra capacity, bringing together more than 800 exhibitors from 60 countries
with over 600 investors in a thriving, innovative entrepreneur ecosystem.
Smashing geographic boundaries, North Star Dubai also introduces ‘Africa Fast 100’, the largest ever gathering of African start-ups to be hosted outside Africa, connecting investors with Unicorn prospects from the world’s fast-rising tech incubator.
Delving into the tech world with the biggest names, trends and industries
GITEX 3.0 welcomes the biggest names in the global tech world, shaping imminent
trends and industries, including Microsoft, Huawei, IBM, Dell Technologies, Ericsson,
Avaya, Honeywell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, e&, Lenovo and Cisco.
“GITEX GLOBAL continues to be one of the biggest and most important regional and
international tech events for global ICT leaders like Huawei,” said Steven Yi, President
of Huawei Middle East, GITEX GLOBAL’s Diamond Sponsor.
“Under the theme of ‘Unleash Digital’, Huawei will have an elevated presence at GITEX
GLOBAL this year to showcase our technological advances and create new value by
helping governments and enterprises unleash the vast potential of digital transformation
more intelligently and sustainably,” added Yi.
International footprint and power-packed conference programme
GITEX GLOBAL’s vast international footprint is highlighted by new national pavilions
from Cyprus, Ethiopia, the European Union, Kuwait, Uganda, and Turkey. The United
States, France, Germany, the UK, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria, and
Brazil, are among those with increased presence to showcase their national technology
prowess and leading innovations.
Inspirational insights and unparalleled knowledge sharing will also come to the fore, as 14 dedicated conference tracks deliver more than 500 hours of thought-provoking talks, case studies, industry trends, and workshops.
Inspirational insights and unparalleled knowledge sharing will also come to the fore, as
14 dedicated conference tracks deliver more than 500 hours of thought-provoking talks,
case studies, industry trends, and workshops.
A stellar line-up of more than 1,000 government ministers, global technology leaders
and experts will share their perspectives on major trends, from A.I., cloud computing,
crypto, 6G, and the metaverse, to the new frontier of future mobility, from flying cars to
More information is available at www.gitex.com
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