GITEX 2017: A tech spectacle like none other

October 7, 2017

What is GITEX?

GITEX which stands for “Gulf Information Technology Exhibition” is an annual electronics and computer trade show, exhibition and conference which is held in Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It is a gathering of visionaries and tech pioneers coming together to share and witness first-hand technologies that are inspiring people and innovations that are set to change the world. GITEX is supported & sponsored by some of the biggest organizations of the world like SAP, Accenture, Huawei, CISCO, TOSHIBA and others.

Dubai is known to be a pioneer in technology innovation & adoption in Asia. Today, it has become a tech innovation hub & a bridge between the east and the west. From being a quiet fishing port, Dubai has reinvented itself to become a global leading investment hub & travel destination. James McGuire, Vice President of Innovation at Visa was quoted saying “This region is so important because people are willing to try new things, it is ideal for us to innovate here – not only to come up with new innovations, but pilot and deploy them too.”

GITEX Technology Week

GITEX Technology Week is one of the events of GITEX where some of the top global organizations of IT sector put forward their latest creations. Products exhibited at the event relate to mobile applications, infocom, digital media solutions & services, content and other technological equipment.

About GITEX Technology Week 2017

This year’s GITEX Technology Week is expected to be bigger and better than its predecessors with over 147,000 attendees, around 4,470 exhibitors coming from over 97 countries across the globe. It will be held from 8th-12th October of 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai.

The Vertical Days of the event will have over 126 speakers & 230 sessions with experts from some key industry verticals like smart cities, health, finance, education, digital marketing and others. Companies from Georgia, Finland, Luxembourg, Guatemala and Syria will be exhibiting for the first time. There will be also startup event – Gitex Future Stars, which will provide young innovators with funding opportunities that can help them turn their dreams into a reality.

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