International Tour of Technology Innovation at GITEX Technology Week 2015

With More Than 3,600 Exhibiting Brands from 62 Countries, Visitors Will Gain Global Outlook on Industry Trends and Innovations. At one of the most international editions of GITEX Technology Week in the event’s history, attendees can discover technology innovations from around the world at a variety of national pavilions.

The 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week, the leading ICT business gateway in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, is expected to feature industry leaders from 3,600 exhibiting brands from 62 countries.

“GITEX Technology Week will offer visitors unique insights into global technology trends and developments, in line with the event’s theme of ‘The Internet Future of Everything’. This year will be one of the most international editions yet, with national pavilions showcasing innovations, especially from small- and medium-sized organizations.”

Said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, the organisers of GITEX Technology Week 2015.


Region’s leading ICT exhibition brings together more than 130,000 visitors and World’s Top brands to explore “The Internet Future of Everything”His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, officially opened the landmark 35th GITEX Technology Week, the leading ICT event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

On the opening tour of GITEX Technology Week 2015, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai was accompanied by a number of leading dignitaries. GITEX Technology Week is being held from 18-22 October 2015, under the theme of “The Internet Future of Everything”.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Opens Landmark 35th GITEX Technology Week 2015

Demonstrating the strong regional demand for Internet of Things solutions, GITEX Technology Week 2015 is expected to welcome more than 130,000 visitors from over 150 countries including more than 20,000 C-level executives, and more than 3,600 exhibiting brands, and over 62 participating countries.

“We are honoured that His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has opened the 35thedition of GITEX Technology Week. The event is not only a marker of Dubai’s growth as a leading technology hub and Smart City innovation, but also signifies the region’s steadily rising innovation-led development in the Internet of Things era, from drones to robotics. GITEX Technology Week 2015 will play a vital role in realising the Smart Dubai initiative, and the event again sets the stage for the next level of technology investment and nationwide digital transformation across the region.”

Said His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA).


GITEX Technology Week 2015’s agenda – including a wide range of new features of the latest Smart City technology, and a host of world-renowned speakers – will underscore the UAE’s leading role as a hub for best practices in technology and build momentum towards the UAE Innovation Week in November and the country’s Year of Innovation.


In particular, the next generation of transformative technologies will be showcased at the new GTX Horizons Zone. On display will be the top exhibitors across 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, and Robotics, featuring the world’s leading drone manufacturer DJI and a selection of winners from this year’s Drones for Good UAE Award, along with partners DigiRobotics and Jacky’s Business Solutions LLC.


Further bringing to life the event’s key pillars of Innovation, Connected Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, and Security is the GTX Ignite conference, themed across Innovation, Interoperation, and Disruption. With more than 100 free-to-attend sessions and more than 150 thought leaders, visitors can hear the latest in technology innovation from speakers such as the Prime Minister of Estonia, ICT ministers from Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria, and senior executives from Accenture, BP, Boeing, and Facebook.

GITEX Technology Week 2015 will continue to drive the innovation dialogue by hosting the world’s largest Google CSI Lab, All Night Hackathon, Hot Stuff Awards, Student Lab, and networking platforms the Connexions Majlis, Connexions Lounge, and Connexions Online.

Demonstrating the strength of GITEX Technology Week, two key co-located events are returning, including the GSMA Mobile 360 Series, the region’s leading mobile community conference, and InfoComm MEA, the Middle East and Africa’s leading audio visual technology event.


From Europe, one of the key national pavilions will be Switzerland, which is fast becoming a global IT innovation hub. Two companies, digital marketing consultancy Tinext and digital business platform vendor Magnolia, will showcase new solutions in managing online content, such as television multi-channel news and broadcasting platforms.

“The world already knows of Switzerland’s leadership in precision instruments of all kinds, from watches to airplanes, as well as our commitment to innovation, as seen in our market leading pharmaceutical sector.  What few people know well is that Switzerland is also a growing IT innovation hub.”

Said Raymund Furrer, Swiss Consul General in Dubai and Head of the Swiss Business Hub.

Sixty Egyptian IT companies are taking part in 35th GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, running from 18 to 22 October at Dubai World Trade Centre. The exhibition is an exclusive platform for the Egyptian technology and solution providers to show off their latest products and technology services under “Egypt On” pavilion supported by the country’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency, ITIDA.


Commenting on this, Egypt’s ICT minister, Yasser El Kady, said:

“The Gulf is a key market for the Egyptian IT companies where they already have a series of inspirational success stories in terms of delivering high quality business solutions and innovative IT services. The proactive government support to increase Egypt’s IT/ITES exports through easing product entry and market outreach for the local IT companies represents a pillar in the overall strategy adopted by the state as the IT industry remains a central pillar of Egypt’s economy, and vital for the future growth of the country.”

India marked the inauguration of its National Pavilion with Mr. Amirag Bhushan, Consul General of India in Dubai.


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the event’s Official Country Partner, demonstrating strong investment opportunities in the country, whose ICT industry is set to reach nearly USD 37 billion in 2017, according to the Kingdom’s Communications and Information Technology Commission.

“As the Official Country Partner for GITEX Technology Week 2015, the Kingdom will use this global platform to demonstrate best practices in government-led innovation to boost economic diversification, while encouraging foreign direct investment in the Kingdom’s ICT sector and supporting home-grown technology entrepreneurs to expand beyond our borders to deliver transformative services.”

Said Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Asiri, Official Spokesperson, National Information Center, Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


GITEX Technology Week 2015 will run from 18-22 October 2015 at DWTC, and is set to attract more than 140,000 visitors, 20,000 C-level executives.


About GITEX Technology Week

Launched in 1981, GITEX is the ICT business gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Region. Focused on providing exhibitors with high ROI through direct business opportunities with decision makers, GITEX has maintained its position as the industry’s trend setting authority.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

As the organiser of GITEX Technology Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 34 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East. Our team organizes 20 of the region’s largest and most successful international and regional shows, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.

In addition to providing an ideal platform for regional business development, our commitment to on-going innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, as well as delivering consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors.

For more information visit our official website at GITEX.

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