Gitex, Dubai’s premier technology exhibition, said on Tuesday that it was expanding into Africa. The first Gitex Africa will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from May 31 to June 2, 2023. In its 42-year existence, this will be Gitex’s first step outside.
The Digital Development Agency (ADD), a strategic public organization in charge of the Moroccan government’s digital transformation goal, helped develop Gitex Africa. The relationship will be overseen by Kaoun International, DWTC’s foreign event management organization.
Africa received $2.1 billion in startup investment in 2021, which went to 563 enterprises within the continent. The region’s startup investment has increased at a rate that is six times faster than the worldwide average.
Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at Dubai World Trade Centre, the organization behind Gitex Global, stated: “If you look at all these different factors here, we know that Africa is going to go through this rapid growth in all sorts of tech, whether you’re talking about the classic tech, the cloud solutions, the ERP or massive emerging new-generation tech in AI, in data, in edge computing and quantum computing,”
“Morocco is playing a crucial role to assist and support the development of Africa under the leadership of King Mohamed VI and to link it economically to the rest of the world,” said Mohammed Drissi Melyani, General Director of the Digital Development Agency. “We are deeply engaged to contribute to the success of this first edition of Gitex Africa and will work very hard to make it exceptional for us all.”
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