More than five thousand businesses will attend this year's 42nd edition of the world's largest technology show to investigate and experiment with the possibilities of decentralized internet and a sustainable global digital economy.
The music, fashion, sports, lifestyle, and business industries are just a few of the many that will be represented at GITEX's most considerable and most immersive metaverse experience of the year.
Most Excellent Omar Al Olama said his office has worked with GITEX to ensure that we innovate and create technology rather than just present it.
The five-day event's record size and expansion reflect the UAE and region's digital transformation drive, as government initiatives like the National Program for Coders, the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, and Next GenFDI propel the UAE to the forefront of the global digital economy.
New GITEX GLOBAL 2022 debuts of X-VERSE sponsored by TMRW Foundation in cooperation with Decentraland, one of the world's most immersive metaverse trips, and Global DevSlam, the Middle East's largest ever coder and developer event, accelerate this trend.
UAE companies received the lion's share of US$2.6 billion in start-up funding in MENA in 2021. These results justify adding a hall and boosting North Star by 30% to 1,000 exhibitors.
Mr. Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, welcomed today's GITEX GLOBAL 2022 news conference. "This year's GITEX is huge. It spans 2 million square feet and has 5,000 exhibitors from 90 countries, making it the world's largest technology show. My office cooperated with GITEX this year to exhibit and develop the technology.
H.E. said Global DevSlam would be one of the world's largest developer conferences. He thanked everyone who supported the UAE's mission.
Trixie LohMirmand, GITEX GLOBAL's Executive Vice President of Events Management, said, "GITEX isn't just a crowd. It humanizes digital and virtual economies.
GITEX aims to advance the digital economy of the UAE and many of its alliance partners by connecting earnest stakeholders with great brains from around the world.
In his address, H.E. emphasized that the Global DevSlam event is destined to become one of the world's largest developer conferences. He closed by expressing gratitude to everyone who has believed in the UAE's purpose and supported the country.
GITEX GLOBAL's Executive Vice President of Events Management at Dubai World Trade Centre, Trixie LohMirmand, stated, "GITEX is not simply a large gathering of people. It is the super-connector that humanizes virtual and digital economies.
GITEX has a fundamental aim of enabling and advancing the digital economy of the UAE and many of its alliance partners by linking earnest stakeholders with great brains from across the world and transforming these relationships into effective collaborations.
52% of new exhibitors will choose GITEX GLOBAL 2022 as their initial market access partner.
North Star will hold the biggest Unicorn event of the year in Dubai, with 35 Unicorns from 15 countries looking to expand in one of the world's fastest-growing marketplaces.
The 'Africa Fast 100' initiative hosts the largest meeting of African start-ups outside Africa. African digital businesses are the next ones to watch by global investors.
Binance, Ooku, AMD, Tencent, and ByteDance are trying to extend their brand reach to a global audience through GITEX, together with FTX Exchange, one of the world's top cryptocurrency exchanges with a five million-plus global customer base and an average daily trading volume of US$12 billion.
"We're excited to announce our inaugural GITEX participation. It's a testament to Dubai, the UAE, and its leadership in embracing technology and innovation, said Mohammad Hans Dastmaltchi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FTX Exchange, which was permitted to run Virtual Asset Exchange and Clearing House services in Dubai this year (VARA).
FTX is excited to see industry leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs on the same platform. We're delighted to interact with a varied audience and showcase FTX's brand and ambitious aspirations for Dubai and the region.
Digital Dubai Authority and Abu Dhabi Digital Authority are among the UAE government organizations pursuing smart city and digital projects.
H.E. Tariq Al Janahi, Acting CEO of Digital Dubai Authority, said: "Following the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to digitalize life in the city, this year Digital Dubai's participation at GITEX GLOBAL 2022, in partnership with 32 government and seven private sector partners, will showcase the latest digitalization solutions built by Dubai Government, as well as future
H.E. Mansoor Al Marzooqi, Executive Director, Strategy & Innovation Sector, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, said the Abu Dhabi Government Pavilion at GITEX will be an advanced digital technology platform showcasing more than 100 innovative projects that highlight the Abu Dhabi government's key achievements in digital transformation.
"GITEX Global 2022 is a global tech platform that allows Abu Dhabi to showcase new digital initiatives in government services, digital government solutions, data and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and digital enablement. These have been carefully developed to further strengthen Abu Dhabi's digital capabilities, enabling, supporting, and delivering a proactive, personalized, collaborative, and secure digital government."
GITEX is known for its prolific MoU engagements and crucial enterprise partnerships between the public sector and private companies. Lasting business contacts began at the hyper-connector event during the previous four decades.
Huawei, GITEX GLOBAL's Diamond Sponsor and a world-leading innovator in next-generation networks will showcase its newest end-to-end products and advanced ICT solutions focused on A.I., digital power, cloud, 5G, cybersecurity, and industrial applications.
Huawei Middle East's Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business Group, Alaa Elshimy, said, "GITEX GLOBAL gives us a golden opportunity to network with our customers, partners, industry leaders, and experts from the Middle East region and around the world to explore how to unleash digital productivity, promote the digital economy, and build stronger digital ecosystems."
"We'll share steps we're taking to advance digital development across a wide range of industries, highlight technological updates that can address climate change and drive clean energy development, and release new innovative connectivity solutions and cloud services for the regional markets.
Huawei will work with its partners to drive industry innovation and multi-tech synergy, creating scenario-based customer solutions. This will increase customer value and make digital transformation easier.
To celebrate the launch of its groundbreaking eVTOL flying car X2, leading technology and electric vehicle manufacturer XPENG has chosen GITEX GLOBAL 2022 to host an exclusive world's first public flight with the support of an official partner, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
XPENG AEROHT, an independent subsidiary of XPENG, has developed the cutting-edge two-seater eVTOL flying car X2, which features an intelligent flight control system and autonomous flight capabilities.
The X2 is developed with low-altitude city capabilities and can attain speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour, according to Dr. Brian Gu, Vice Chairman and President of XPENG.
"We're excited to have the XPENG X2's first public flight in the world at GITEX GLOBAL 2022. This will show off our innovative research and development (R&D) and manufacturing (manufacturing) skills, which will help move the e-mobility industry forward.," said Gu, who is speaking at GITEX GLOBAL's mainstage conference program about mapping the future of mobility. We see this development as a stepping stone to the end of using this technology for short-distance urban journeys like sightseeing and medical transportation.
North Star Dubai start-ups, Ai Everything, Future Blockchain Summit in association with VARA, Fintech Surge, Marketing Mania, and the two sold-out debuts of GLOBAL DevSlam and X-VERSE are just some of the technology focuses of GITEX 3.0.
Many unknown, amorphous, and growing trends, such as the Metaverse and third-generation web technologies, are linked to the year2022, as LohMirmand pointed out. Expert discourses, collaborations, and experiments by both proponents and critics of these and other frontier technologies are necessary for them to have a lasting impact on our societies. Every GITEX attendee can now shape our cities' future thanks to the decentralization of the economy made possible by GITEX 3.0.