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Techs in the city: Gitex Global and Expand North Star in Dubai 35% up on last year


Gitex Global and Expand North Star to attract thousands of visitors to massive exhibition space

Gitex Global and Expand North Star are scaling up to meet massive demand in technology and startup businesses in Dubai

The 43rd edition of Gitex Global will take place from October 16 to 20 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

The major technology event will host more than 6,000 exhibitors

Gitex Global and Expand North Star in Dubai

It will follow hot on the heels of Expand North Star, the world’s largest start-up event, hosted by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy

Expand North Star will kick-off its largest ever edition from October 15 to 18 at the new Dubai Harbour venue, featuring 1,800 start-ups from 100-plus countries at the Middle East’s biggest iconic superyacht hub 

Gitex Global and Expand North Star will comprise a combined 41 halls spanning 2.7million sq ft of exhibition space – a 35 percent increase over the previous year

Gitex Global will present the year’s largest AI showcase and summit, its record growth fuelled by the growing interest in artificial intelligence.

3,500 AI-powered exhibitors reveal how this next big technology shift is transforming lives, governments, business, and society. 

The AI boom has also added another layer of complexity to protecting digital assets and critical IP infrastructure, with the elevated Gitex Cyber Valley taking the fight directly to the dark cyber-criminal underworld, gathering leading info-sec brands and global experts at the year’s biggest cyber security showcase

Gitex Impact and Future Urbanism Expo promise to be the epicentre of shifts in climate technology, while advancing sustainable cities, and co-creating a net zero future ahead of the UN climate change summit, COP28.

“The intense demand for involvement in Gitex from the global tech and start-up community is an acknowledgment of the strong impetus to learn, exchange, debate and challenge the recent developments in the tech sphere,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at DWTC, the organiser of Gitex Global and Expand North Star.

Expand North Star hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy will feature 1,800 start-ups this year to connect, inspire, and extend engagements in one of the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

More than 1,000 investors from 70 countries with $1tn under management will also converge at the new Dubai Harbour venue.

Saeed Al Gergawi, Vice President of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, said: “Expand North Star is set to drive the next era of digital entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of innovators and thinkers.

“This landmark event will serve as a strategic catalyst to expand the future of Dubai’s digital economy, creating an unrivalled platform to gather key stakeholders from the global start-up community here in the emirate