HH Sheikh Mohammed Inaugurates GITEX GLOBAL, World’s Largest Tech Show in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed opens GITEX GLOBAL, hosting 6,000 exhibitors, 180,000 tech executives from 180 countries. Includes innovative startups and climate-focused expos.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, officially opened GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s largest tech show, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by several dignitaries, including His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and His Excellency Helal Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism. They later toured various exhibitors, including Huawei, Beyon, Salesforce, G42, Microsoft and IBM, technology leaders at the forefront of the global AI-enabled digital revolution. 

The 43rd edition of the GITEX GLOBAL, which runs from October 16-20, 2023, has once again reached full capacity at DWTC, with the blockbuster tech showpiece hosting 6,000 exhibitors and 180,000 tech executives from 180 countries. Expand North Star, the world’s largest start-up event hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, takes place from October 15-18, 2023, at its new Dubai Harbour home. More than 1,800 start-ups across both events will delve into the burgeoning opportunities within one of the world’s most agile, diverse, and technology-driven digital economies.

GITEX GLOBAL and Expand North Star cover a combined area of 2.7 million sq. ft – a 40 percent increase over the previous year – showcasing the latest innovations and trends in AI, the cloud, Web 3.0, cyber security, climate technology, urbanism, and more.

The global digital economy’s growth, with a strong focus on deep tech innovation and sustainable green technology initiatives, has also propelled the genesis of the GITEX CTO World Congress, the year’s largest gathering of tech architects and disruptors. Additionally, making their global debut this year are the co-located GITEX Impact and Future Urbanism Expo shows. These shows will centre their attention on the pressing concerns of climate change and sustainable development, shedding light on innovative solutions and best practices to pave the way for a net-zero future, aligning with the goals of the upcoming UN climate change summit, COP28.

GITEX GLOBAL 2023 will welcome some of the biggest names in tech, such as Dell Technologies, e&, Google, Huawei, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Tonomus. Among the newcomers are Salesforce, Broadcom, Beyon, and Deloitte.

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