The week-long Gulf Information Technology Exhibition has kicked off its 41st edition from the 17th to the 21st of October at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) as the UAE prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition or Gitex as it is more commonly known as has been dubbed as the world’s biggest technology show, which takes place in Dubai each year. The Expo is being organised from October 17th to the 21st at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

GITEX Global gets underway in Dubai Over 50+ Indian companies at the Expo

The event which has been delayed by a year due to the pandemic is seen to be a major boost for tourism and the economy.

According to reports, local government departments and more than 3,000 tech enterprises including international tech majors such as Avaya, Etisalat, Epson, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, VMware, AWS, Honeywell, Dell Technologies, Kaspersky and Infor will be exhibiting their latest technologies during the five-day show.

The exhibition will be aimed at highlighting international innovations in the fields of artificial intelligence, 5G, big data, Blockchain, cybersecurity, quantum computing, Fintech and immersive marketing. The Expo will also feature computers, robots, automobiles and the latest in the tech world – and, presents an incredible opportunity for the people and public in the tech industry and trade to see the most futuristic inventions in the world, and to get a sense of the latest trends.

India at Gitex

On October 15th, India unveiled its pavilion, with a campaign aimed at positioning India as a go-to destination for businesses worldwide.

Apart from cricket, a lot more will occupy our attention in the next few weeks. The next few weeks are going to see a lot of attention diverted towards India’s ties with the UAE.  On one level, there are the ongoing IPL matches that will keep eyeballs glued to the screens on the cricket grounds in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, followed up by the ICC T-20 World Cup which will also be held in the UAE.

After a year’s delay on account of Covid-19, Dubai Expo has finally opened. Billed to be the “The Greatest Show on Earth.” the expo will feature the participation of a record 191 countries excluding the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, The Expo will enable these companies in showcasing their technological prowess and ambition around three central themes — sustainability, opportunity and mobility.

The Indian Contingent will feature over 50 Indian electronics and computer software companies at Gitex Global, the annual trade show, exhibition and conference showcasing their products and services.

The ESC (Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council) has been facilitating Indian participation at Gitex regularly. The expo continues its emergence as the largest and the most impressive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event of its kind in the Middle East.

India has a great stake in the booming Middle East, Africa, Asia (WANA Region) and European markets and Dubai has become an increasingly prominent destination for India to be taking advantage of the booming IT market in the Gulf.

India’s total export of electronics hardware during the 2020-21 year is estimated to be USD 11 billion and that of computer software and services is estimated to be USD 146 billion, which falls in with the Middle East being the top export destination for electronics during the 2019-20 year with an estimated value of USD 3 billion.

The UAE has become the top destination for India’s electronics export in the Gulf countries and the ESC has been participating at the Gitex consistently for several years and the participating Indian companies under its banner have displayed significant success in forging businesses,  joint ventures, marketing tie-ups among others with the buyers visiting the exhibition.