Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Sun Oct 14 BST - Wed Oct 17 BST (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Oct 14 12:00am - Wed Oct 17 12:00am
Location Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

Young and thriving startup community? Check. Mingling with mega-fund investors and Silicon Valley VCs? Check. A booming tech-buying base fueled by the region’s #1 tech event, GITEX Tech Week, happening next door? Check. A future-driven, innovator-friendly region? Check.

GITEX Future Stars has it all covered when it comes to giving startups a global stage to shine and prepping today’s industries for the future. This is where the world’s most imaginative ideas are seen live in action, where technologies like blockchain and AI go beyond being buzzwords to become business realities, and where industries evolve in real-time. This is where the hype gets real.


2018 Speakers

Ahmed Abdulwahab
Founder and CEO , Next Arabia

Alaa Fadan
CEO & Chairman, Telfaz11

Ambareen Musa
Founder & CEO ,

Andrew Krynin
Chief Executive Officer, Glocal Ads Network - Estonia

Anton Krasnenkov
Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, VISA - Russia

Arutyun Nazaryan
Co-Founder and CEO, Bistox Exchange - UAE

Augustine A Amusu
CIO, KCH Healthcare - UAE

Bianca Lopes
Serial Entrepreneur

Brian McBride
Chairman, ASOS - UK

Christopher M. Schroeder
Advisor and Venture Investor

Clemence Dutertre
General Manager, Careem - UAE

Dana Shaddad
Founder, Imtiaz Middle East

Daniel dos Reis
Senior Portfolio Manager, Dtec Ventures

David Gowdey
Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures - Singapore

Deemah Alyahya
Advisor & Chief , Misk Innovation - Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mazin M. AlZaidi
Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Sector, SAGIA - KSA

Dr. Mohammed I. Almajed
Advisor to His Highness the Chairman , Taqnia

Dr. Saji Gopinath
Chief Executive Officer , Kerala Startup Mission

Dr. Sana Farid
Middle East Ambassador, Women of Wearables

Gilles Babinet
Digital Champion for France, European Commission

Gordon Falconer
Global Director Smart Cities, Schneider Electric

Grant Brooke
CEO , Twiga Foods

Hans Christensen
Vice President, Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre

Hattan Ahmed
Head, KAUST Entrepreneurship Center

Joe Federer
Brand Strategy, Reddit - USA

Joe Zaarour
Co-founder , Sympaticus - Lebanon

Kian Lon Wong
Founder and CEO, ProximaX - UAE

Kris Benett
Blockchain Influencer , Blockchain Beard Guy

Matteo Rizzi
Founder, Fintech Stage - Portugal

Michelle Cordeiro Grant
Founder & CEO, Lively - USA

Mohsen Ahmad
CEO Logistics , Dubai South - UAE

Nawaf Al Sahhaf
Chief Executive Officer , Badir - Saudi Arabia

Omar Almajdouie
Founding Partner & CEO, Raed Ventures

Portia Masimula
CEO and Co-Founder , Karisani IT - South Africa

Rami Sarieddine
Partner Technical Evangelist, Microsoft - UAE

Roberto Mancone
Chief Operating Officer, We.Trade Innovation - Ireland

Saif Amer
Commercial Officer & Director Level Consultant, Innovation 360 Group AB - Sweden

Salman Bin Mohammed AlSuhaibaney
Founder & CEO , Morni

Salman T. Jaffrey
Chief Investment Officer , Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures

Sami Abou Saab
CEO, Speed @BDD

Sertaç Taşdelen
Founder & CEO, Binnaz & Faladdin Apps - Turkey

Shafi Ahmed
Futurist and Surgeon, Royal London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals - UK

Shane Shin
Founding Managing Partner, Shorooq Investments - UAE

Shoaib Al Rahimi
VP Business Park, Dubai South

Sultan Bin Khaled
Head of Investments , TAQNIA

Syed Ghazi
Innovation Capability Lead , Accenture Global Centre for Innovation

Taiki Hara
Deputy Director - Startups and New Business Promotion Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Ulysses Vinson
Director, smcLabs and Smart Communities Coordinator, San Matteo County - USA

Valerie Charles
Chief Strategy Officer, GAN Integrity - USA

Wael A. Kabli
CEO , Cura Healthcare

Waleed Alballaa
Partner , STC Ventures

Wissam Kamal-Eddine
Founder & CEO, Wainsk Smart Hospitals

Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria
Founder & CEO, - USA

Yousuf Luiz Caires
Vice President, Expo Live, Expo2020 - UAE

Zach Ferres
Founder, Coplex - USA

Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani
Consultant , MISK - KSA

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners

• Visa
• Dubai Tourism
• Bistox
• Badir
• King's College Hospital London
• Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
• Sharjah Business
• Microsoft
• Thomson Reuters
• Accenture Digital
• Department of Health
• Dubai South

• Jump Start
• Indian News
• My UAE Guide
• Venture Burn
• Co Founder
• WW
• U.S - U.A.E