GITEX Technology Week is running from the 8th of October until the 12th of October at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. GITEX, for those you don’t know, is the Gulf Information Technology Exhibit and is the centre for brand new technology announcements, demonstrations, conferences and exhibitions.
GITEX has had some major players attending throughout the years and even hosted Microsoft in their 2009 release of Windows 7.
Set up in 1981, GITEX, (formerly known as GITE) only occupied Hall One of the Dubai World Trade Centre but now encompasses almost the entirety of the Dubai World Trade Centre, spanning across 10 exhibition halls and covering 1 million sq. ft, GITEX is now a major global event attracting 4,473 exhibitors and almost 150,000 attendees from 97 countries.
The event will be across five days with the final day, the 12th of October, allowing students over the age of 18 to enter the exhibition providing they are accompanied by a faculty member.
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GITEX is sponsored by huge technology names, such as
- Midis Group
- Digi Robotics
And will feature specific technologies and advancements across these sectors
- 3D Printing
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
- Smart Cities
- Internet of Things
- Smart Manufacturing
- Network Infrastructure and Security
- Cloud Technology
- GULFCOMMS and Mobility
- Value Added Distributors
- Consumer Technology
- Future Tech
- Printing and Business Automation
- Global SMEs.
You can take a look around the exhibition halls and find industries that are of interest to you, such as marketing, healthcare, smart cities, retail, finance, smart manufacturing, tech leaders, transportation and education.
With a distinct focus on start-ups, too, GITEX is now featuring the GITEX Future Stars movement, a start-up focused area within the exhibition that will allow over start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses network and amplify their reach.
GITEX Technology Week is preceded by the GITEX Shopper event from the 23rd of September until the 30th of September. Also hosted in the Dubai World Trade Centre in the Za-abeel Halls, where you can get access to exclusive deals and discounts on all technology, smartphones, laptops, TVs, wearables, smart watches, gaming consoles, cameras and more. Almost every kind of technology is available and discounted at the GITEX Shopper Event. You can buy tickets for the GITEX Shopper Event for around 30 AED (£6) per day. Anybody can purchase a ticket for the GITEX Shopper event.
Tickets for the GITEX Technology Week event are exclusive only to trade and business visitors.
Ticket prices for GITEX Technology Week are 125 AED (£25) for a 1 day pass,dishtv hd packs if you book in advance and 265 AED (£53) for a 5-day pass, again, if you book in advance.
There’s also a GITEX Conference pass available which gives you exclusive access to all areas, access to all of the GITEX Vertical Conferences and the Future Stars Conference which is 3499 AED (£705).