GITEX Technology Week to draw record numbers

Over 4,000 exhibitors, 700 startups and 250 government entities to participate

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GITEX Technology Week to draw record numbers (l-r) Alexis Lecanuet, Accenture; Gergi Abboud, SAP; Fabio Fontana, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Mahir Julfar, DWTC; Adnan Al Rais, Mars 2117 MBRSC; Walid Gomaa, Huawei Enterprise Business Group; Trixie LohMirmand, SVP Events Management, DWTC.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 9, 2018

GITEX Technology Week is expected to draw more than 4,000 innovative exhibitors from over 100 countries, according to event organisers Dubai World Trade Centre.

The 38th edition of the show, which is being held under the banner of ‘Experience Future Urbanism', will present new developments in technology fields including AI, 5G, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and more.

These concepts and thousands more will be showcased live in the company of 100,000+ tech experts and across 1.4million square feet and 21 halls divided into sectors including Global Smart Cities, IoT (the Internet of Things), Smart Workplaces, Cloud, Cyber Security and Future Tech.

Global technology leaders including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, HPE, SAP, Alibaba Cloud and Huawei are set to participate in the event.

GITEX will also feature 290 hours of expert keynote and panel discussion across its different conference streams and events, and will host over 700 startups at GITEX Future Stars. The inaugural GITEX Global Investors Summit (G2i) is expected to attract over 400 investors from across 30 countries, while nearly 250 government entities will be participating in the show's Global Smart Cities platform.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, organisers of GITEX, said: "Technologies, no matter how revolutionary they may be, offer no value to us unless they can create experiences to augment the well-being of the individuals and larger society. We are proud that GITEX enterprises, startups and government entities come together, striving to transform intricate tech talk into meaningful manifestations of happiness that are relatable, accessible and in reach of a truly inquisitive and intelligent audience."

Some of the expected robotic highlights of the show will include UBTECH Robotics unveiling it's new Cruzr robot with advanced robotic limbs; GIS International's Sanbot with 360 matrix-driven awareness; SparkCognition's AI robot, Amro Kamel's Promobot V.4 with built in printers; Dubai Police's virtual police officer AMNA; and Bluephin's automated marine waste collection robot.

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