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UAE-Israeli Summit to Boost Cooperation in Digital Economy

UAE-Israeli Summit to Boost Cooperation in Digital Economy

Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 09:15
UAE to host Israeli business, tech, and investor delegation at 40th GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. Photo: Dubai Media Office Twitter account

The UAE is set to welcome the first Israeli technology delegation to the country at the landmark 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week, hosted at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Gitex will host the UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit, featuring a lineup of UAE government ministers and Israeli government and innovation leaders on December 7.

The Israel Export Institute (IEI), strategic country partner for Gitex, in partnership with Bank Hapoalim, will lead the delegation.

The first major global on-ground tech event of the year will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from December 6-10. There will be over 1,200 participating enterprises and startups from over 60 countries at Gitex this year.

The event will feature 280 hours of content and 350 expert speakers from 30 countries presenting live on stage, across industries and sectors including Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities & 5G, Government, Future Mobility, Fintech, Digital Marketing, Energy, Healthcare, and Education.

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, minister of state for artificial intelligence, digital economy, and remote work applications, said: “Organizing this first-of-its-kind summit at the 40th edition of Gitex Technology Week constitutes a major stepping stone in strengthening cooperation in the field of digital transformation and the future digital economy.

It will contribute to expanding knowledge exchange between both countries and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions and services based on future technologies.”

“The participation of Israeli companies in the Gitex exhibition and in the Israeli delegation to Dubai is of great importance. The Ministry of Economy, together with the Foreign Trade Administration, is constantly working to create joint business opportunities,” said David Leffler, CEO, Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry.

The first Gitex Future Stars Israel Innovation Discovery Day hosted at Gitex on December 8 will see technology leaders, leading investors, and business leaders sharing insights on how to expand already thriving startup ecosystems.

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