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Updated 21 September 2022

The biggest tech event of the year- GITEX Dubai 2022 is on the corner!. This was the 42nd edition of the event that has seen the participation of over 3,500 exhibitors from over 140 countries, bringing together innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, Cloud, cybersecurity, blockchain, fintech and more. 

Read further to know more about GITEX Dubai 2022 event this year. 

What is the GITEX Dubai 2022?

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, or GITEX as it is more commonly known, is a technology trade show and conference that takes place in Dubai each year. The exhibits include computers, robots, supercars and the latest smartphones – but this is not a shopping event. Instead, it is an opportunity for the public and people in the tech trade to see the most futuristic inventions in the world and to get a sense of the latest trends. 

The event proudly celebrated the region’s digital transformation achievements in this landmark year of Expo 2020 Dubai and UAE’s Golden Jubilee.

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Along with showcasing fascinating inventions, thought leaders, government ministers and tech superstars from around the world took part in several conferences that run alongside the exhibition. These included events focusing on specific tech trends such as AI, FinTech, blockchain and health tech.

Entrepreneurs, young people, coding and women in tech came under the spotlight, with programmes dedicated to developing skills and breaking down barriers, and workshops on coding, marketing and cyber-security solutions also available to delegates and visitors.

When and where did it take place?

GITEX Dubai 2022 is a five-day exhibition and conference that took place 10 – 14 October 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Returning for its 42nd year, GITEX Dubai 2022 showcased the transformational ideas that will shape the future of the UAE government and business in the next decade.

What to do in Gitex 2022?

The launching of Global DevSlam and X-VERSE by GITEX 3.0

GITEX GLOBAL’s 3.0 edition features Ai Everything, North Star Dubai (formerly GITEX Future Stars), Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit, and Marketing Mania with a total immersion and deeper insight into the digital world.

Global DevSlam and X-VERSE are two additional new events that will be introduced this year and will both sell out to a worldwide audience in under two months.

Global DevSlam is the Middle East’s largest ever programmer and developer meetup, bringing together 10,000 coders with developers from the biggest tech companies around the world, including Anaconda, AWS, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat. It is dedicated to building a flourishing home in the UAE for worldwide programmers and devs and progressing the digital economy.

North Star Dubai

The newly rebranded North Star Dubai in 2022, which was formerly known as GITEX Future Stars, highlights the continued growth of the global start-up ecosystem and the critical role start-ups play in fostering innovation and cross-border commercial collaboration.

With the addition of a second hall with a 30% increase in capacity, North Star Dubai is accelerating this trend by having brought together over 800 exhibitors from 60 countries with over 600 stockholders in a flourishing, forward-thinking entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy is North Star Dubai’s strategic partner.

Breaking down geographical barriers, North Star Dubai also introduces “Africa Fast 100,” the biggest group of African start-ups ever held outside of the continent, which brings together investors and potential unicorns from the world’s rapidly expanding innovation incubator.

Participate in the tech international conference program

New national pavilions from Cyprus, Ethiopia, the European Union, Kuwait, Uganda, and Turkey underline the GITEX GLOBAL’s extensive global reach. The participation of countries, including the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria, and Brazil, has expanded as a result of their desire to promote their leading technological advancements.

Inspirational ideas and unmatched knowledge exchange will also be on display as more than 500 hours of thought-provoking presentations, case studies, industry developments, and seminars are presented across 14 distinct conference tracks.

More than 1,000 government ministers, tech industry leaders, and experts from around the world will present their perspectives on key trends, including artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cryptocurrencies, 6G, and the metaverse, as well as the new frontier of mobility solutions, including flying cars and electric aircraft.

You can visit the official website of GITEX for further details on the events.

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