Crown Prince: “Dubai and the UAE have demonstrated global leadership in accelerating economic recovery”
Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has opened the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Featuring the participation of over 1,200 innovative tech enterprises from more than 60 countries, over 200 VCs from 30 countries, and over 350 speakers from 30 countries, the 2020 edition of GITEX is the only major in-person technology event to go live this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event has put in place strict precautionary protocols designed to ensure the safety of all exhibitors, visitors and participants.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said: “By hosting the world’s only live global technology event in 2020, Dubai and the UAE have demonstrated global leadership in accelerating economic recovery in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
"The positive response to the event also shows that the world’s tech industry looks to the emirate as a key player in revitalising networking, partnership building and knowledge sharing in the sector.”
The Crown Prince stated that the organisation of GITEX Technology Week this year is one of a series of initiatives Dubai is taking to inject confidence back into vital sectors both regionally and internationally.
Held from 6-10 December, GITEX Technology Week serves as an umbrella for the region’s leading technology shows, including GITEX Future Stars, Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) and Future Blockchain Summit.
In September, Bureau Veritas awarded the Dubai World Trade Centre with the 'SafeGuard Label', which certifies that the venue complies with all key standards required to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and participants.
DWTC is the first convention and exhibition centre in the Middle East to receive the certification.