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Gitex Global: Special focus on African tech start-ups


The world’s largest tech and start-up event, Gitex Global 2022, is coming back. The digital economy around the world is moving at full speed. The event will start next week in Dubai and focus on Africa’s tech ecosystems.

The event’s ongoing expansion, according to organizers, includes the installation of three additional sold-out halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

It will take place from October 10 to 14. It will be bigger than the last one, with more than 5,000 companies and over 100,000 people from 170 countries. It will take place in 26 halls and cover two million square feet, the size of 33 football fields.

The impressive expansion of the yearly event that takes place over five days is highlighted by the participation of influential figures from Africa, such as the minister of communications and digital for Nigeria and the state minister of innovation and research sector for Ethiopia.

At the event, some of the world’s best start-ups will show off their most innovative applications in the metaverse, artificial intelligence, Web 3.0, blockchain, 6G, cloud computing, fintech, and big data.

Many people in the tech industry see Africa as a market with a lot of potential for innovation and creativity. This is bringing investors from all over the world to the continent. The best year ever for the African tech ecosystem was 2021 when it raised $5.2 billion. Some reports and tracking platforms say the continent will raise $7 billion by 2022.

Gitex Global 2022 will be one of Africa’s most important tech hubs. Over 100 African start-ups from all over the continent have been invited to exhibit.

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, and OBM Education are some of the African companies that are showing off their products.

Gitex Global 2022 also brings together more than 250 government organizations leading strategic digital projects, public-private partnerships, and over 1,000 start-ups looking for their next big break in North Star Dubai. The Gitex 3.0 edition will bring together the world’s most important business, economic, social, and cultural ecosystems.

According to Trixie LohMirmand executive vice president of events management at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which is in charge of putting on the event.”Gitex Global takes the lead in partnering with African and global tech leaders to empower, educate, and excite everyone about the transformation of the digital economy,” 

The Global DevSlam and X-Verse launches are also part of the Gitex 3.0 series.

Gitex Global presents its 3.0 edition with events such as Ai Everything, North Star Dubai (formerly known as Gitex Future Stars), Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit, and Marketing Mania. These events take attendees on a wholly immersive journey and provide a deep dive into the digital universe.

North Star Dubai shines thanks to the unstoppable growth of African start-up businesses.

Launched in 2016 as Gitex Future Stars, the event’s new name, North Star Dubai 2022, shows how the global start-up ecosystem is still changing and how vital start-ups are to innovation and international business collaboration.

This trend is getting more robust thanks to North Star Dubai and its strategic partner, the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy. The world’s largest start-up event brings together more than 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries and more than 600 investors.

North Star Dubai also brings in Africa Fast 100, the largest gathering of African start-ups ever to be held outside of Africa. This event connects investors with potential Unicorns from the world’s fastest-growing tech incubator.

There is more information online.



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