GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK and GITEX FUTURE STARS - global technology events - are set to impress more than 100,000 technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs through innovative ways that global participants from 140 countries will bring to mind and harness the minds and technology economy.
GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK will identify innovative ways that will enable advanced transportation systems, state-of-the-art equipment, and the next most tech-savvy generation to reshape the world.
With IT spending in the Middle East and North Africa expected to reach $ 160 billion in 2019, the 39th GITEX Technology Week and the 4th GITEX Future Stars are preparing to introduce new divisions for the first time. Lifestyle and future mobility technologies - trends that embody a world of widespread devices and the next generation of self-driving transportation.
GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is held on 1.4 million square feet, featuring over 4,800 exhibitors from over 140 countries, delivering 290 hours of content over five days, while GITEX Future Stars, the premier brain-gathering event Young in the technical field, more than 750 global startups and accelerators are companies, and more than 1,500 investors and corporate buyers.
The major participating companies include many visionaries who are participating for the first time in one of the most important technology events in the world this year, including China Mobile, Ericsson, Honeywell, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Siemens, who will unveil the latest and most advanced technology developments in the world This includes fifth generation technologies, blockchain and artificial intelligence.
AI is poised to become the new core behind all emerging technologies. AI will transform everything from government services, manufacturing and service industries to every customer-driven company. AI is expected to contribute about 14% of GDP To the UAE by 2030, equivalent to about $ 96 billion . In preparation for this massive transformation, GITEX will unite the world's leading AI companies to show how the world will be redefined through autonomous vehicles and smart robots, as well as showcasing the world's most intelligent and effective cyber security solutions.
GITEX AI will unleash five days of non-stop learning seminars for free, as well as 10 hours of INSEAD AI workshops, and will cover the transformation modeling methods in which AI impacts agriculture, construction, procurement, marketing, factory automation and government. The UAE has already established itself as a global leader in AI, appointing the world's first Minister of Artificial Intelligence, and launching the UAE AI Strategy 2031, developments that already demonstrate the tremendous impact of AI on the national economy.
The expert and keynote speaker at GITEX will be revealed. Ben Gurtzel, Chairman and Chief Scientist at Singularity Studio, CEO and Founder of Singularity Net Foundation, explains how AI can be integrated with blockchain to create great value for businesses and society, increase human life rates, and support medical research. Dr. Goertzel is a renowned technologist as a former chief scientist at Hanson Robotics and the creator of the social robot Sofia.
Device sales in the Middle East and North Africa are expected to reach $ 26.9 billion in 2019.  The new Lifestyle style at GITEX will feature glimpses of products from the world's leading technology companies that will be launched soon. In the UAE from the latest smartphones, smart home appliances and surveillance cameras, to home entertainment and a variety of portable electronic devices.
Lifestyle style at GITEX represents a meeting point between 21st century innovations and a healthier life, with 225 million wearable devices expected to ship in 2019. The smart home technology market in the Middle East is expected to reach $ 1.86 billion by 2022, while the UAE's smart technology market will grow by 6% to $ 3.8 billion this year.
Samsung will offer different visions about smart homes in the future. Visitors to GITEX will have the opportunity to take a first look at the latest Samsung mobile devices including the Galaxy Note 10 5G and Galaxy Fold, as well as the revolutionary developments in the company's 5G connectivity capabilities, which it has created and implemented over the past decade.
Insta 360, the world leader in 360-degree camera production, will announce its regional presence in the Lifestyle style division and showcase the GO portable camera featuring intelligent autofocus and digital video stabilization technologies.
Finally, 5G technology has become a reality for nearly a decade, and 5G is expected to change the economy of the Middle East.It is a revolutionary development that will change the way devices connect to the Internet, and to each other.
The agenda of the GITEX 5G Countdown Conference will reveal how 5G can revolutionize Industry 4.0, smart cities and autonomous vehicles, as well as reaching the roots of 5G security concerns.
The Middle East and Africa is poised to be at the heart of the 5G revolution, with 30 million mobile phones expected to subscribe to 5G networks in the region by 2024, while the six GCC countries will launch 5G mobile services in the next two years. The UAE aims to operate 5G networks by 2020. The biggest and most prominent names in 5G will be showcasing its products and services at GITEX Technology Week including China Mobile, Cisco, du, Etisalat, Nokia and STC, a stunning glimpse into the future. Dusty wireless communication .
The agenda of the 5G Countdown Conference is full of top technology stars including du's CEO Osman Sultan, who will focus on transforming the potential of 5G technology that will transform our lives, while Fadi Pharaon, Ericsson's Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing, The Middle East and North Africa focuses on meeting the demands of service operators. Mohamed Madkour, vice president of global wireless marketing and solutions at Huawei, will discuss how to create the future of manufacturing through 5G, IoT and AI.
`` GITEX 2019 is showcasing what is going to happen today and the UAE will be one of the first countries in the world to launch 5G technology, '' said Osman Sultan, CEO of du. 5G technology at GITEX this year.
GITEX also hosts a panel discussion on how 5G and IoT can be at the heart of energy saving for industry and intelligent manufacturing. The seminar will be presented by Dritan Kalishi, Head of 5G Technologies at Digital Catapult, Jean Reap, Chief Consultant, Siemens, and Mario Meyer Haber, Head of Big Data and Engineering Head of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, A1 Telecom Austria.
The GITEX conference tracks are equipped to deliver more than 250 hours of content - 90 hours of which are free - and will cover transformational topics including the future of mobility, NXG (next generation), and countdown to 5G technology. GITEX will also be at the heart of the most critical business technology problems affecting industry and behaviors, including digital marketing, education, energy, financial technology, healthcare and retail.
Amy Golding, chief executive of Opus Talent Solutions, known as the youngest CEO of a $ 100 million company in the UK, will discuss her experience on how to build bridges to bridge digital skills gaps.
GITEX Future Stars highlights the transformational impact of Z Generation, with an introduction to NXG Stage. Z Generation is the newest generation of digital generations at the forefront of the digital economy, with a purchasing power of $ 44 billion. Because 60% of the population in the MENA region is under the age of 25, GITEX will provide future technology leaders, programmers and consumers with a platform in the Z segment.
Generation Z will see some of the most successful and influential figures from Generation Z globally, including 19-year-old Akshay Rubarella, founder and general manager of Doorsteps.co.uk, and Benjamin Stern, who innovated during his teens. Tablet for waste-free shampoo tablets, and secured an investment in the popular TV show Shark Tank - Z Generation promises to show visitors how to meet the requirements of a tech-obsessed generation.
GITEX Future Stars is witnessing the Abu Dhabi Government's efforts to make its mark on the event by showcasing its latest innovative projects in the emirate including Hub71, Abu Dhabi Global Market, START AD, Crypto Laboratories and Abu Dhabi Health Department, all of which aim to position the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi on the map as a center for future innovation. Abu Dhabi has allocated AED 535 million to the Hub71 project, a new initiative supported by Mubadala Investment Company, Microsoft, Softbank Vision and the Abu Dhabi Global Market, to attract startups to open their headquarters in the UAE capital.
GITEX Future Stars will give startups the opportunity to share their ideas with other startups through a challenging calendar. The Supernova Challenge at GITEX Future Stars will span 11 categories, including the NXG category, which awards the latest Z startup innovations. The winner of the Supernova Challenge will receive $ 100,000 and each sub-category will receive a $ 10,000 prize. There will also be innovative competitions from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in collaboration with Accenture and the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi.
Following a pre-selection process in Paris, London and Moscow to select the most innovative technology projects, the Chalhoub Retail House Challenge Technology Challenge will see fierce competition among startups at GITEX Future Stars for the title of the best startup in the innovative economy. Saudi Arabia is the official partner of countries for GITEX Technology Week 2019, supported by Fasah Fasah, a smart logistics platform that aims to improve the country's position in global markets.
"GITEX Technology Week is a global meeting place for the world's greatest minds in technology, global industry leaders and emerging technology stars," said Trixie Luo Mermand, Senior Vice President, Exhibition and Event Management, Dubai World Trade Center. "GITEX Future Stars has positioned itself as a key platform in the MENA region for startup content, and this year's event will highlight how Z technology will define our future."
The 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week and the fourth edition of GITEX Future Stars will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from 6 - 10 October 2019 under the theme 'Synergy of Minds and the Economics of Technology'. Information and Communication. GITEX will focus on ways to optimize the enormous potential of the next generation technologies, the power of human thought and creativity for enhanced community interest in an increasingly interconnected digital world.