Dubai: Exhibitors from 60 countries have placed their trust in Dubai’s ability to offer them a healthy and safe environment both at the event and during their stay in Dubai.
This was stated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Binn Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during his visit on Wednesday to the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from December 6-10. Featuring the participation of 1,200 exhibitors from around the world, GITEX is the world’s only live, in-person global technology event to be held amid the pandemic.
During the tour, His Highness highlighted the importance of the technology sector in transitioning to the future, adding that focused efforts are required to generate innovative technologies that can tide over the challenges posed by the pandemic and revitalise humanity’s journey of progress.
“The decision to organise GITEX as an in-person event reflects our determination to overcome the current circumstances. It also reflects the UAE’s commitment to supporting its major partners in the global technology industry across the world. By organising GITEX this year, we seek to strengthen and expand our long-standing partnership with them to accelerate our shared journey to the future. I would like to commend the efforts of the event’s organisers in holding this major global event.
“Technology is an important tool to enhance people’s lives and enable them to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities. As the region’s technology hub, we seek to create a highly conducive environment to promote greater investments in the sector and attract the world’s best talent to develop innovative solutions that can help us strengthen our progress towards sustainable development,” Sheikh Mohammed added.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA), and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of the Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department.