GITEX GLOBAL 2022 Takes Over Dubai With A Special Focus On The African Tech Ecosystem

The 42nd edition is now the world’s largest technology and start-up trade show, growing unrivaled by 26 halls, selling out three new halls in multi-industry tech wonders

Dubai will launch the GITEX 3.0 edition next week as it transports the audience to the next digital universe

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 6, 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The global digital economy is in full-throttle mode, embracing the return of the world’s largest and most inclusive startup and tech event, which Opening next week in Dubai with unrivaled record capacity, its continued expansion prompted the installation of three additional sold-out halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

GITEX GLOBAL 2022 will take place from October 10-14, surpassing its previous edition as it prepares to host more than 5,000 companies and more than 100,000 attendees from 170 countries, spanning 26 halls and two million square feet, equaling the scale of 33 soccer fields.

His Excellency Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for AI, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications addressing the crowd

The remarkable growth of the annual five-day event is marked by the presence of key African influencers, including the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria, Minister of State of the Research and Innovation Sector of Ethiopiathe Deputy Governor of Lagos Stateand startups at the event among the world’s leading companies and start-ups showcasing innovative applications in the metaverse, AI, Web 3.0, blockchain, 6G, cloud computing, fintech and big data.

The African continent, considered by many technology leaders as a promising market for innovation and creativity, is attracting investors from around the world. In 2021, the African tech ecosystem raised $5.2bn (its best year ever), with some reports and tracking platforms predicting the continent is on track to raise $7bn by 2022 1.

With the participation of more than 100 African start-ups from all corners of the continent invited as exhibitors, GITEX GLOBAL 2022 will become one of the main African technology portals. Among the 2022 African exhibitors: Flutterwave, Deel, Volition Capital, Kitopi, GOODsoil VC, Patron, Avetol, Parcsmart, Terragon, Jabu Logistics, Q-Hop, Paddycover, Green Agro Solution, Melanin Kapital Limited, Zmall, Technology Solutions, OBM Educationetc.

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GITEX GLOBAL 2022 is also a gathering of more than 250 government entities leading strategic digital projects and public-private partnerships, and more than 1,000 startups looking for their next big opportunity at North Star Dubai. The GITEX 3.0 edition will unite the world’s most influential ecosystems to promote business, economy, society and culture.

As the curious audience tries to make sense of the real versus virtual world we are creating, GITEX GLOBAL takes the lead and partners with African and global tech leaders to empower, enlighten and excite everyone in the metamorphosis of the digital economy. said Trixie LohMirmandExecutive Vice President of Event Management at Dubai World Trade Centre, organizer of GITEX GLOBAL.

GITEX 3.0 series includes releases from Global DevSlam and X-VERSE

With a deep and fully immersive dive into the digital universe, GITEX GLOBAL presents its 3.0 edition with Ai Everything, North Star Dubai (formerly GITEX Future Stars), Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit and Marketing Mania.

North Star Dubai shines with unstoppable African business momentum

Launched as GITEX Future Stars in 2016, the newly renamed North Star Dubai in 2022 underscores the continued evolution of the global ecosystem of start-ups and the important role they play in advancing international business collaboration and innovation.

North Star Dubai, with its strategic partner, the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, is amplifying this trend, with the world’s largest startup event bringing together over 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries and over 600 investors. Breaking geographical boundaries, North Star Dubai also introduces ‘Africa Fast 100’, the largest ever gathering of African startups to be held outside of Africa, connecting investors with the Unicorn prospects of the fast-growing tech incubator in the world.

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Delving into the world of technology with the biggest names, trends and industries

GITEX 3.0 welcomes the biggest names in the African tech world, shaping upcoming trends and industries, including:

  • Phillip Tettenborn, Investor Relations and Partnerships, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Sachiko Hara, Startup Ecosystem Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Chahir Fahmy, Microsoft Africa Transformation Office
  • Dalia Ibrahim, CEO and founder of EdVentures
  • Yinoluwa Aboyeji, co-founder and GP of Future Africa, co-founder of Flutterwave and Andela
  • Charmaine Hayden, Partner at GOODsoil VC
  • Ngozi Megwa, Senior Vice President Digital Partnerships EEMEA, Mastercard
  • Janade Du Plessis, General Partner, Launch of Africa Ventures and Five35 Ventures
  • Shrijeet Mishra, Chief Innovation Officer, Aditya Birla Group
  • Dr. Esperance Luvindao, Medical Doctor and Health Advocate, Namibia
  • Mareme Dieng, Africa Global 500 Leader
  • Mayowa Owolabi, CEO Paddy Cover
  • Luther Lawoyin, CEO of Pricepal
  • Temesgen Gebrehiwot, CEO of Z-mall
  • Nelson Igbiriki, Co-Founder and CEO, Medtech, Africa
  • Crepin Kayisire, Co-Founder and CEO of KAYKO
  • Israel Niyonshuti, Founder and CEO, Technology Adopter
  • Lamine Ba, Director of Strategy at ParcSmart
  • Rex Bowden, Managing Director, Catalyze

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About the Dubai World Trade Center

With a vision of making Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has grown from being the regional forerunner of the fast-growing MICE industry to becoming a multi-dimensional business catalyst, focusing on venues, events and real estate. Management. Complementary to the primary service offerings are a range of value-added services from media/advertising, technical and engineering consultancy and wedding planning, security and hospitality services.

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