Conferences & Workshops

The 2021 phenomenal conferences & workshops programme included 12 exciting tracks, and featured 450+ speakers & 350+ hours of groundbreaking content.

2021 Themes

2021 Themes

Digital Cities x Ai

AI applications in smart cities now expected from $129 billion in 2021 to $241 billion by 2025, the opportunity to create cognitive cities of the future just got more exciting.

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Edtech has seen an investment boom since the pandemic, projected to reach $350 billion by 2025. Pioneers spearheading and securing the future of this sector shared their expertise at GITEX.

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With global health spending expected to rise at a record 3.9% CAGR until 2024, it remains a well-known fact that a strong, tech-driven response will have positive implications that will last beyond the current health crisis.

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Energy & Utilities

With expected spending of US$750 billion on clean energy technologies and efficiencies, technology paired with innovation is critical for navigating the energy transition.

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Data Economy

Sharpening the most incisive points of digital transformation: data science, coding and development.

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Cybersecurity has been a perennial mainstay as one of the top systemic risks facing business and government leadership, as assessed by the World Economic Forum.

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Telecom & 5G

Crucial insights were shared into how governments and businesses can keep pace in the the hyper-connected era.

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Marketing Mania

Tech-empowering brand stories and successes were shared across the first and most in-depth mar-tech driven exhibition and conference in the region.

Future Mobility

Leaders at the front of the mobility revolution shared their insights and experience with the tech community.


The next-gen innovators of the world met at GITEX where the region’s startup ecosystem thrives.

Fintech x Blockchain

World-leading blockchain companies and influential minds demonstrated the true and transformative power of the most disruptive technology since the internet across different sectors. Fintech experts presented the latest tech innovations in Digital Banking, Paytech, Insuretech, Wealth & Asset management and Regtech.

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