The 42nd GITEX GLOBAL shines the spotlight on the digital universe

The stage is set for the return of the world’s largest and most inclusive tech and start-up event to Dubai next month, as the global digital economy takes center stage, unveiling new worlds promising in the next digital universe.

GITEX GLOBAL 2022 and its seven co-located events will take place from October 10-14, 2022, its largest edition ever with over 4,000 exhibitors from 80 countries across 25 fully booked venues at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The annual five-day event, hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre, spans three additional halls this year, unlocking two million square feet of breakthrough applications spanning AI, cloud computing, big data, web 3.0, blockchain, cybersecurity, metaverse, fintech, 6G and future mobility, under the theme “Enter the next digital universe”.

With the participation of more than 230 government entities leading strategic digital projects and public-private partnerships, 1,000 speakers in 14 conference verticals and more than 800 start-ups seeking to become the next international Unicorn, GITEX GLOBAL 2022 will bring together the world’s most influential ecosystems that advance business, economy, society and culture.

Seven co-located events, including Global DevSlam and X-VERSE launches

With a fully immersive deep dive into the digital universe, co-located returning events from GITEX GLOBAL 2022 include 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: Global DevSlam and X-VERSE. Committed to creating a thriving home in the United Arab Emirates for international coders and developers and advancing the digital economy, Global DevSlam aims to connect 6,000 coders alongside developers from the world’s largest tech companies including Anaconda, AWS, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Oracle and Red Hat.

Meanwhile, X-VERSE is set to be the world’s largest curated immersive Web 3.0 journey, offering first-hand insight into the biggest changes and most potentially disruptive industry applications of the Metaverse – a network of 3D virtual worlds.

With nearly 25 real-world metaverse case studies and never-before-seen virtual experiences across manufacturing, gaming, education, healthcare, retail, and the future of work, X- VERSE will enable global enterprises to understand and embrace this emerging technological development.

African start-ups share center stage at North Star Dubai

Launched as GITEX Future Stars in 2016, the new North Star Dubai in 2022 reflects the continued evolution of the global start-up ecosystem and the important role start-ups play in fostering innovation and international business collaboration.

This year, the world’s largest start-up event reflects this trend by bringing together more than 800 exhibitors from 60 countries with more than 600 investors in a booming ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurs.

Alongside a specially curated matchmaking program, North Star Dubai will showcase for the first time “Africa Fast 100”, the largest gathering of African start-ups ever held outside of Africa, connecting investors with Unicorn prospects of the second largest continent in the world.

North Star Dubai’s hugely popular four-day Supernova startup competition is also back, inviting the best local, regional and international start-ups to pitch their disruptive ideas and compete for the ultimate prize of USD 200,000.

As a host city, Dubai is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced cities in the world. GITEX GLOBAL is aligned with Dubai’s digital transformation strategy, based on cutting-edge applications in AI, metaverse, smart cities and attracting top ICT talent and coders.

International footprint and powerful conference program

GITEX GLOBAL’s extensive international footprint is underscored by the presence of 33 national pavilions, including new pavilions from Cyprus, Ethiopia, the European Union, Kuwait, Uganda and Turkey. The United States, France, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria and Brazil are among those with an increased presence to showcase their prowess national technologies and their cutting-edge innovations.

Inspirational ideas and unparalleled knowledge sharing will also be showcased, as 14 dedicated lecture tracks deliver over 500 hours of thought-provoking discussions, case studies, industry trends and workshops.

A stellar team of over 1,000 ministers, global tech leaders and experts will share their views on major trends, from AI, cloud computing, crypto, 6G and the metaverse, to the new frontier of future mobility, from flying cars to electric planes.

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