Africa to take center stage at GITEX Global 2021 – Save the date to the exclusive B2B tech gathering

The countdown has begun. From October 17-21, over 100,000 B2B techplayers, including industry leaders, key influencers, public-sector stakeholders, 4000 exhibitors, and government officials from Africa and every corner of the world, will converge at the biggest tech show of the year in Dubai to discover the latest innovations and connect with 400 high-level investors and potential strategic partners.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 October 2021. The countdown has begun. From October 17-21, over 100,000 B2B tech players, including industry leaders, key influencers, public-sector stakeholders, 4000 exhibitors, and government officials from Africa and every corner of the world, will converge at the biggest tech show of the year in Dubai to discover the latest innovations and connect with 400 high-level investors and potential strategic partners.

Vision 2030 Africa

This year, Africa’s digital transformation will be brought to the forefront of this unique five day B2B tech gathering. The continent will take centre stage at the event with the Vision 2030 Africa conference. Ministers, Director Generals, and high-ranking officials will share exclusive insights on their country’s digital transformation roadmaps.
Throughout the event, business visitors will be able to discover how African tech ventures are shaping the economic and social future of their respective nations. And African tech players and start-ups will showcase their region-specific innovations to the world. But not only.

World-class content & Speakers

This year, GITEX participants will also have the chance to attend insightful presentations around Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Fintech & Blockchain, Energy, Cyber Security, Telcom & 5G, Mobility, Data Economy, the Future of Education, and Martech, and learn more about Tomorrow’s world.
450 speakers including major global and African tech figures will unite on stage such as Saket Kumar, head of Google Data Scientist, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group, Claire Matuka, Co-Founder of AI Centre of Excellence (AICE) & Data Scientist, Gwen Coble, Executive Director of Smart Solutions, EMEA, Lenovo, Hila Meller, Vice President Security EMEA and APAC, British Telecom, Charlotte Skanstad, Head of Technologies and New Businesses, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson, and Abdellatif Tino Waked, General Manager, UBER Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region to name a few.

Business enabler and Capability building platform

More than a tech event, GITEX is a business-enabling and capability-building platform. As part of the program, more than 18 000 business meetings were planned to help B2B attendees foster business partnerships, virtual and on-site workshops as well as certified training sessions were also organized to help attendees advance their careers.
One thing is certain. With a unique event program, Dubai Expo, and the UAE celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, this GITEX Global edition promises to be an exceptional one.

About Dubai World Trade Centre

With a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences, and events, DWTC has evolved from being the regional forerunner of the fast-growing MICE industry into a multi-dimensional business catalyst, focusing on Venues, Events, and Real Estate Management. Complementary to the primary service offerings are a range of value-added services from media/advertising, engineering and technical consultation and wedding lanning, security services, and an award-winning hospitality portfolio.

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