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UAE to host Israeli technology delegation at Gitex

DUBAI, December 1, 2020

The UAE is set to welcome the first Israeli technology delegation to the country at the landmark 40th edition of Gitex Technology Week, hosted at Dubai World Trade Centre from December 6 to 10.

The Israel Export Institute (IEI), Strategic Country Partner for Gitex, in partnership with Bank Hapoalim, will lead the delegation of Israeli government officials, entrepreneurs and business executives. Gitex will host the UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit featuring a lineup of UAE government ministers and Israeli government and innovation leaders on December 7, presenting attendees with vast opportunities in the areas of innovation exploration, capacity building, investments and co-creation.

With visitor health and safety being DWTC’s number one priority, Gitex Technology Week will be hosted in full compliance with Dubai Government regulations, as well as the guidelines of the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality.

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, said: “Organising this first-of-its kind summit at the 40th edition of Gitex Technology Week constitutes a major stepping stone in strengthening cooperation in the field of digital transformation and the future digital economy. It will contribute to expanding knowledge exchange between both countries and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions and services based on future technologies.”

The UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit, jointly presented by DWTC and IEI, features an agenda packed with leading government officials and innovation experts, who will share their perspectives on the potential for economic and technological collaboration between the two countries. The Summit will bring together specialists in AI, 5G, food security, fintech, future mobility, cybersecurity, healthcare and agri-tech.

The first Gitex Future Stars Israel Innovation Discovery Day hosted at Gitex on 8 December will see technology leaders, leading investors and business leaders sharing insights on how to expand already thriving startup ecosystems.

With Gitex set to host over 200 active venture capital firms (VCs) and investors from over 30 countries, including  EBAN (Belgium), MODUS Capital (USA), 500 Startups (Egypt) and MENA Tech Fund (UK), Israel, for the first time, will be bringing over 30 exhibiting companies.

Gitex will welcome over 1,200 participating enterprises and startups from over 60 countries. The event will feature 280 hours of content and 350 expert speakers from 30 countries presenting live on stage, across industries and sectors including Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities & 5G, Government, Future Mobility, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Energy, Healthcare and Education.

Gitex will also showcase the technological progress of a range of UAE Government entities who are leading the country’s digital economy transformation, including Smart Dubai, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the Abu Dhabi Government, Dubai Police and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority. In addition, the event will feature the presence of Ajman Government and Fujairah Government. – TradeArabia News Service




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