‘Gitex Technology Week’ conferences brings five major tech shows including Marketing Mania from 6-10 Dec

To be held between the 6th - 10th December 2020, Gitex brings a series of industry leaders for an 'in-person' conference revolving around technology and business.

by Sofia Serrano.

To be held between the six and ten of December, Gitex brings a series of industry leaders for an ‘in-person’ conference revolving around technology and business. The conference is comprised of five major tech shows that include GITEX, GITEX Future Stars, GISEC, Future Blockchain Summit and Marketing Mania, that together will be showcasing a live tech conference in Dubai. The five tech conferences dive deep into a core industry with the top tech minds and business magnates.

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GITEX and GFS will feature a conference with incredible speakers and unparalleled learnings, covering smart cities and 5G, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, HealthTech, Fintech, the future of work and education, mobility, startups and talks from remarkable entrepreneurs to discussions on all major tech trends.



The Marketing Mania conference invites the tech geek geniuses to discuss the trends in marketing and innovation. Marketing Mania brings together the brightest and most forward-thinking protagonists from the influential and intersecting worlds of media, entertainment, business, policy-making, creative, advertising, technology and beyond, which are shaping and shifting our cultural, commercial and communications landscapes. Mimi Nicklin will be chairing Marketing Mania and will be joined by Sudhir Syal (BookMyShow), Katie Golding (Skynews Arabia), Sophie Devonshire & Khaled Ismail (The Marketing Society), Colin Lewis (Open Jaw technologies), Lisa Welsh (MEPRA & Hill + Knowlton Strategies METIA), Richie Santosdiaz (Finntech Times), Austyn Allison (Campaign Middle East), along with other major personalities in the industry.


The Future Blockchain summit covers discussions and insights from eminent Blockchain personalities and experts. This platform best serves to learn from government, federal and local entities across all sectors. This session explores the adoption of blockchain technologies and promotes cooperation among the various government, federal and local entities with international companies and startups across sectors. Topics covered include the international project landscape, building smart cities, mitigating pitfalls and security risks and government regulations, and policies governing Blockchain.


The Gisec conference brings together the big brand CISOs and security chiefs of global governments to touch on cybersecurity, digital defence and the latest trends. For the first time, 35.7 per cent of organizations experienced six or more successful attacks in the first half of the year. It is critical to prepare and defend unknown areas of vulnerability, cyber threats, and survive in this new age of information warfare.  Discover what the security professionals are doing to review their cybersecurity strategies to protect their business from cyberattacks.

The Agenda

Top speakers

The event is filled with prominent industry leaders from various sectors, covering all the topics on the agenda. The event will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Health and safety measures are being implemented including social distancing, contactless temperature screenings at entry points, mandatory use of masks, disinfection protocols, real-time monitoring of crowd density, air extraction in halls, availability of sanitisers, tissues and PPE, among other safety measures.

The conferences include free and paid sessions and the parking works in a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre.