Sheikh Hamdan opens doors to GITEX 2019
"GITEX has evolved into an event where technology leaders share their vision," - His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Crown prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the 39th GITEX Technology Week and the 4th edition of GITEX Future Stars yesterday. The annual event features 4,500 companie representing 100 countries.
“The exhibition sector in Dubai has developed considerably over the years from a platform for the launch of products to a stage for innovation, opportunities and exchange of ideas and expertise. GITEX has evolved into an event where technology leaders share their vision,” His Highness Sheikh Hamdan.
“The event’s ability to attract thousands of companies from the region and the world, ranging from global IT giants to upcoming companies, opens new opportunities for us to work with the rest of the world in finding solutions that can make people’s lives easier and happier. Our partnership with major global technology firms offers us fresh possibilities to enhance our strategic objectives and become one of the front runners in the fourth industrial revolution,” His Highness said.
His Highness also said that GITEX Future Stars, which is primarily targeted at startups, highlights the importance of the event as a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to interact with each other and explore opportunities and access to capital.
Such interactions are critical for startups to grow and accomplish their objectives, which in turn will positively influence the growth of the sector, he said.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed was accompanied on his tour by Federal National Council Speaker Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi. Following the inauguration, His Highness went on a tour of the stands at GITEX, which feature some of the most innovative technologies. The Crown Prince also visited Etisalat’s stand, which showcased the company’s solutions including its 5G offerings.
His Highness also visited stands of local and international firms where he was briefed about diverse technologies. Developments in AI and robotics are other key themes at the 2019 edition of GITEX.