VIDEO: Sheikh Mohammed tours GITEX, highlights the importance of technology sector - GulfToday

VIDEO: Sheikh Mohammed tours GITEX, highlights the importance of technology sector


Sheikh Mohammed arrives at GITEX in Dubai.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 6-10 December.

Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “During my visit to GITEX today... the world's largest technical exhibition in its realistic presence in 2020... technology led the world in 2020 and saved it... and technology is led by Dubai in the region... and the region has begun its economic recovery across the Emirates and will continue with the beginning of 2021 and up…”

Sheikh Mohammed 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.

Mohammed-Gitex-2 Sheikh Mohammed waves to the crowd at GITEX.

“I would like to commend the efforts of the event’s organisers in holding this major global event. 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,” Mohammed said.

“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.

Mohammed-Gitex-1 Sheikh Mohammed is being briefed about latest development at GITEX.

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.

GITEX is hosting the pavilions of several nations including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, France, Japan, USA, UK, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Poland, Romania, Russia and Nigeria.

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