The UAE is set to welcome the first Israeli delegation at the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week, to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Taking place from December 6-10, GITEX is the world’s only live, in-person global technology event.
The Israel Export Institute (IEI), in partnership with Bank Hapoalim, will lead the delegation of Israeli government officials, entrepreneurs and business executives to the event.
GITEX will host the UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit featuring a lineup of UAE ministers as well as Israeli government and innovation leaders on December 7.
The Summit will bring together specialists in A.I., 5G, food security, fintech, future mobility, cybersecurity, healthcare and agri-tech.
"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," said Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.
Meanwhile, the first GITEX Future Stars Israel Innovation Discovery Day will be held on December 8, bringing together technology leaders, leading investors and business leaders, who will be sharing insights on how to expand already thriving startup ecosystems.
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, spanning industries and sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities & 5G, Government, Future Mobility, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Energy, Healthcare and Education.
The event will be hosted in full compliance with Dubai Government regulations, as well as the guidelines of the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality.
"GITEX is an essential catalyst in developing a high-growth technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as a key driver of Dubai’s international business tourism. The 40th edition of GITEX is a significant milestone for the global technology industry, and a testament to Dubai’s enduring appeal as a global MICE hub," said Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).