GITEX Future Stars 2018: Top Startups Set To Talk On Digital Marketing, Smart Cities, Outer Space, Finance, Music And More
Global brands the likes of Reddit and Sherpa – renowned in the digital age for their global disruption tact – are sending their finest digital marketers to host masterclasses on standing-out at GITEX Future Stars 2018.
This year’s edition runs of the conference runs from October 14 to October 17 and will feature a line-up of speakers covering three verticals: digital marketing, smart cities and finance.
The event will also cover 10 different seminars covering topics related to multi-platform marketing across mobile, web, wearables, AI and machine learning.
GITEX Supernova Challenge
A prize pool of US$180,000 will be up for grabs for startups taking part in the GITEX Supernova Challenge. The event’s annual Innovation Cups are international competitions run by government and industry leaders from Accenture, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and King’s College Hospital, London, which ask startups to come up with new technologies and ideas to meet the challenges posed by the government and corporate entities, giving them the opportunity to win cash prizes and a range of other incentives.
The most exciting of these, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) Space Innovation Challenge, will signal lift-off for the startup that has developed the most impressive tech innovation for space travel and exploration. Entrants also get the chance to bag an MoU with MBRSC and the opportunity to collaborate on future UAE government space projects and up to $30,000 cash.
Revolution in music
In a show first, GITEX Future Stars will host MICRO MUTEK.AE – Dubai’s second edition of the international electronic music festival. Forming part of the show’s Creative Economy Programme, MICRO MUTEK.AE will feature a selection of avant-garde live audio-visual artists, illustrating through live performances held across the show floor how the intersection of music, art and innovative technology can push theboundaries of contemporary music and creativity into new dimensions.
Mehdi Ansari, Co-Founder of MUTEK.AE, said in a statement: “The Middle East is demanding access to digital creativity, specifically audiovisual content, which is the commitment and focus of our second annual gathering. The chemistry between MUTEK.AE and GFS is incredibly powerful and allows us to infuse the technology startup scene with innovative digital artistry, which is a growing trend within the international contemporary music scene.”
GITEX Future Stars will also be home to 10X Space, where world-class names in business, technology and entrepreneurship will share advice in the form of keynotes, fireside chats and mentorship clinics. A Meetings Programme tied together with a Corporate Buyer Programme will drive collaboration between startups and large corporate institutions.
For more information, visit www.gitexfuturestars.com.