DigitalTransformation, Metaverse, Middle East

GITEX Global 2022 will take place in Dubai this year. Learn about the event and the topics that will be covered.

Dubai will play host to the 42nd edition of the world’s largest, most inclusive tech start-up event GITEX Global 2022 happening on October 10 to 14, 2022.

The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre and includes a stellar line-up of over 1,000 government ministers, global technology leaders and industry experts who will be sharing their perspectives on major digital trends.

YourTarget will be attending the event and sharing our highlights over the coming month.


Event overview

The event is guaranteed to be a step up from the previous edition as it hosts more than 4500 companies and over 100,000 attendees from all over the world. 



The growth of the event has been spurred by increasing interest, investment and market demand across industry sectors as we move further into a progressive digital universe.

Established companies, tech startups and speakers will showcase ground-breaking applications in various fields of technology including AI, the metaverse, Web 3.0, cloud computing, blockchain, fintech, big data and more. 

GITEX Global 2022 will bring together the world’s most influential players with the aim of advancing the business landscape, the economy, society and culture as a whole and will feature over 500 hours of talks, case studies, and workshops.


Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at the Dubai World Trade Centre and organiser of GITEX Global, commented: 

“As the curious audience attempts to make sense of the real versus virtual world we are creating, GITEX GLOBAL takes the helm in partnering with global tech leaders to empower, enlighten and enthuse everyone on the metamorphosis of the digital economy,”

“GITEX GLOBAL will cut through the hype and emotions, gathering the best minds in all businesses around the world to debate, challenge and rationalise the impact of this tech fusion on society and our future.”


New events: Global DevSlam and X-VERSE

Two new events are also planned for launch this year: Global DevSlam, and X-VERSE. Both events sold out within two months.



Global DevSlam is the largest ever coder and developer meet-up to take place in the Middle East and focuses on advancing the digital economy and connecting industry leaders from some of the world’s largest companies including Anaconda, AWS, Red Hat, Google and Microsoft.

The event was developed to align with the UAE’s goal of building the world’s leading coder and developer ecosystem as it now offers long-term residency through a Golden Visa to 100,000 qualified coders from across the globe.

X-VERSE offers one of the world’s most immersive meta-verse journeys and provides a first-time experience of the most disruptive industry applications of the meta-verse. Exhibiting real-world case studies and virtual experiences across numerous verticals, X-VERSE empowers global enterprises to develop a deeper understanding of this transformative technology.


North Star Dubai will explore the global start-up ecosystem

Launched in 2016, the North Star Dubai initiative aims to underline the global start-up ecosystem evolution and the role these businesses play in advancing technological innovation across the world.

The North Star Dubai hall will offer 30% extra capacity and bring together over 800 exhibitors from 60+ countries and 600 investors. 

One of the most exciting features is Africa Fast 100, which will be the largest ever meeting of African start-ups to be hosted outside the continent, with the aim of connecting investors to Unicorn prospects in the tech industry.


Delve into the tech world and GITEX 2022 with YourTarget 

Hosting the biggest names in the global tech landscape, GITEX Global 2022 will explore current and predicted tech trends and industries. The event is guaranteed to provide unparalleled insight and knowledge into the potential of digital transformation for the modern world.

Follow our coverage of the event to learn more about highlights and trends expected to shape the future digital universe.




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