African Startups: Don’t be left out of GITEX Technology Week 2016

by | Sep 19, 2016

The Middle East is fast becoming a ripe market to debut and grow ICT product and services due to its burgeoning tech awareness and infrastructure. And while global brands are looking for the rightful avenue to connect with this market, history has shown that GITEX Technology Week is an opportunity too good to be ignored.

Over the years, GITEX has provided a level ground to not only tap into this market but also create vital connections with investors, technology partners and industry experts; spanning various technology verticals. Most notable for its record number of about 150,019 attendance in the 2009 edition, GITEX has grown to be one of the most influential tech events on the planet.

Announcing its 36th edition, GITEX 2016 will be packed with new and exciting features like startups, app hack, CSI Lab, Student Lab GITEX, Tech talk (on critical themes and topics that are transforming the future of the regional and global ICT industry), and GSM Exchange.


With about 400 investors and an array of speakers to showcase at the 36th edition, GITEX will be looking to continue identifying the hottest global trends in the tech industry and integrate them into new event sectors or conference programmes.
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Among the host of features at the 2016 GITEX is the Africa investment forum which will take place on the 18th of October. The segment will focus on technology areas like education, startup, cybersecurity, retail, healthcare, and finance.

Shedding light on this, the current Director General of NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji believes that the segment is not only a good way to promote homegrown ICT solutions, but also provide international exposure for our local entrepreneurs.

In addition, NITDA will also be supporting 16 startups from Nigeria to participate at this glorious event.

GITEX 2016 is scheduled to hold from 16th – 20th of October, 2016.

Venue: World Trade Centre, Dubai.

You can show your interest by registering your startup in advance here.

Ifeanyi Ndiomewese
Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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