More than 3000 big tech and 700 startups from over 100 countries will be showcasing their cutting-edge innovations in AI, 5G, Cloud, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, Data Economy, Blockchain, Fintech and Martech at this year’s GITEX 2021. Trade visitors for the GITEX Technology Week 2021 is projected to exceed 200, 000 as the global tech community prepares for life beyond the pandemic.
Over 40% first time exhibitors
This year’s event is already more than 96% sold out according to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of the event. About 40% are first time exhibitors to further deepen GITEX 2021 as great new showcases and networking opportunities.
The event, the 41st edition, is holding October 17-21. The 2021 GITEX is anchored on post pandemic recovery worldwide and will showcase the latest technologies and innovations across various sectors
Nigeria gears for GITEX 2021
The event is sustaining its hallmark as the platform with the largest government participation in the world with more than 200 entities.
The Nigerian government through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is already making preparations for the country’s participation at GITEX 2021.
The country plans to leverage its participation at GITEX 2021 to further explore global partnership for the country’s shift to digital economy and support for its thriving startup ecosystem, said Director General, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, while officially inaugurating the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for GITEX 2021 in July
GITEX Global Visions Summit
Also, this year, the inaugural GITEX Global Visions Summit is holding to celebrate the region’s digital transformations, aspirations and achievements. Ministers and innovation leaders from GCC and Africa including Nigeria will be presenting their transformation roadmaps, visions and successes in shaping digital economies.
GITEX Global Visions Summit
What more! This year features the launching of GITEX YouthX, the biggest youth tech programme with global universities, tech corporations and students supporting youth empowerment
More than 450 international tech leaders and inspiring minds will be on stage and noteworthy, over 40% of the speakers are featuring for the first time in the region.
Expo 2020 Dubai.
It is a bumper for attendees this year as Dubai is hosting the World Trade Expo 2020 moved to 2021 as result of the pandemic. The Expo 2020 Dubai: is holding from Friday, 1 Oct 2021 – Thursday, 31 March 2022. The Expo is a six months event and already has the commitment of over 192 countries including Nigeria. Organisers expect up to 25 million total physical visits between October and March 2022.
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