Recently we had the opportunity to participate and exhibit at the 36th Gitex Technology Week, Dubai. Our visit to the third biggest tech event in the world along with 5 other great startups from Pakistan was sponsored by Trade and Development Authority, Pakistan.
The event was held at Dubai World Trade center across a space of over one million square feet.
Around 4000 companies were part of Gitex Technology week and 400 startups were part of the Gitex Startup movement.
On the first day of the event, we set out to network and visit stands of global leaders such as Microsoft, Facebook, Huawei, Etisalat and Samsung. By looking at the amount of preparation that had gone into these stands was a testament to the significance of the event.
A pleasurable networking reception was held in the evening at Armani hotel, Burj Khalifa.
Our goal at Gitex Technology week was to pitch different businesses including startups and help them understand how they can grow their business by utilizing video in their social media strategy. We had the opportunity to talk to Facebook and discuss how companies are utilizing online video to great effect.
After the event, we held a meeting with ProAdvisory Solutions which provides IT services in Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman and was one of the companies we met at Gitex. It’s a good win for us as along with other great brands we’re still in talks with to do business together.