GITEX Global x Ai Everything, the world’s most influential technology sourcing and networking event of 2021, is returning for its 41st edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 17-21, 2021. In line with UAE’s Golden Jubilee, the world’s largest tech event of 2021 will spotlight the technology visions, initiatives, and collaborations of government leaders across the Middle East and African regions.

“GITEX GLOBAL is a super connector that creates thousands of meetings and business opportunities for them [global companies], and our other exhibitors and visitors, playing a vital role in the international technology ecosystem. The UAE’s leadership understands the importance of a creative and sustainable digital economy, and the Projects of the 50 will empower future human capital development and a new cycle of economic, social, and political growth,” said Trixie LohMirmand, EVP of events management at DWTC. 

GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will be the world’s most complete, experiential technology event and will unite international innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, big data, cybersecurity, blockchain, quantum computing, fintech, and immersive marketing. New initiatives supporting young entrepreneurs, women in tech, and tech developers will also make their debut at the event.

Biggest names, trends, and industries

As the first point of entry to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia regions for global companies, GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will give global game-changers a platform to shape the future, with more than 4,000 exhibitors – 35% of whom will be coming to the region for the first time – from over 140 participating countries and over 200 government ministries in attendance.

GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will feature major technology players including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Huawei, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Intel, Avaya, Honeywell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Red Hat, Etisalat, du, Lenovo, and Cisco, that cover various sectors such as telecoms, smart cities, cybersecurity, the data economy, and mobility, among others.

Fida Kibbi, VP and head of marketing and communications at Ericsson Middle East & Africa, said, “Digital transformation is accelerating and GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything is an opportunity for visitors to witness the latest advanced technologies and their positive impact on our world. At GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything 2021, Ericsson is re-affirming the importance of innovative thinking and imagining the unlimited possibilities that technology can create. We are highlighting this by demonstrating the consumer and enterprise value proposition of 5G technology. As a conduit for technologies, 5G is a key enabler of the digital transformation and the platform of the many innovations that we will see in the near future.”

Jiawei Liu, CEO at Huawei UAE, said, “Huawei has long been a strategic partner to GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything as the ideal regional and international platform to connect with our industry stakeholders, share best practices, and look at how we can meet the needs of a fully connected, intelligent world. This year’s exhibition is particularly meaningful as it runs during the period of Expo 2020 Dubai, and as the UAE itself celebrates its 50th Golden Jubilee. Under the theme of ‘Dive into Digital’, Huawei will showcase how Cloud, 5G, and other emerging technologies can transform all industries to be more efficient, versatile, and resilient. Aligned with Huawei’s green strategy, we will also announce various new products and solutions developed to support carbon-neutral environments. Moreover, we are excited to host another edition of our Huawei Arab Innovation Day, bringing together international thought leaders on the ICT innovations of tomorrow.”

Hosting the region’s most influential tech conference, GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything visitors will hear from over 450 leaders live on stage at its international conference lineup, with over 350 hours of thought-provoking discussion.