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Gitex Technology Week Set to Begin

Gitex Technology Week Set to BeginGitex Technology Week Set to Begin

The 35th edition of the Gitex Technology Week will host the entire Middle East's tech community, combining the likes of 3D printing technologists, startup experts and local luminaries in related fields.

More than 130,000 global technology visionaries and architects, C-level executives and industry professionals are expected to visit the Persian Gulf region's largest ICT event, which is scheduled to beld from October 18-22 in Dubai.

The Technology Week is an opportunity for decision-makers in the information technology and innovation space to get together. Conferences and exhibitions are held during the event to present the latest advancements in technology and lay the groundwork for future developments.

This year's event is tackling the "Internet Future of Everything". This is primarily because, as more devices get connected to the Internet, including white goods, watches and anything that can connect to WiFi, security and wellbeing of our lives are becoming a greater concern.

Financial Tribune contacted the organizers of the event to ask if they thought the event would be a success this year, Jayden Ingram said, "We are looking forward to the event and we hope that everyone has a great time."

  Iranian Visitors

Of Iranian entrants this year, Mohsen Maliyeri of Tehran's leading startup accelerator, Avatech, has given an interview online about his aspirations for this year.

"I am looking forward to see top regional startups being highlighted and to see how big enterprise is interacting with startups to empower innovation in their organization."

Sonita Sarabpour of our sister paper Donya-e-Eqtesad also spoke with the organizers of the event. "It makes me excited to see significant ICT corporations are getting together and displaying their brand new products and services every year in GITEX. I always look forward to cover the latest," she said.

By 2025, the global smart cities market will reach $3.3 trillion, with nearly half of the world's 26 smart cities arising in emerging markets such as the Middle East.