HH Sheikh Hamdan opens GITEX Technology Week
Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Dubai opened GITEX Technology Week yesterday.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened GITEX Technology Week yesterday.
This year’s edition of GITEX is the largest ever, with over one million square feet of exhibition space playing host to the latest in technology including, robots, drones, immersive technology, 3D printing, and tech startups, alongside leading IT multinationals, government organisations and leading regional companies.
Held under the theme of ‘Reimaging Realities’ GITEX 2016 is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors from 150 countries throughout the course of the week.
Robotics and other autonomous systems are expected to bring a number of benefits to business activity and daily lives in the Middle East. According to a report from analyst company Frost & Sullivan, prepared in collaboration with GITEX, shipments of mobile robotics will increase from four million units in 2012, to 25.4 million by 2020.
Frost & Sullivan predicts that the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) will prompt a revolution in industrial processes.
“The UAE has shown how to imagine the future on a grand scale. GITEX Technology Week 2016’s theme of ‘Reimagining Realities’ will encompass how robotics, drones, and 3D printing manufacturers, early adopters, experts, and futurists see the world changing in the near future, in a place where new ideas are especially welcomed,” says Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice-President, Exhibitions and Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre.