GITEX 2019 Industry Verticals
Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said, “What makes the desert beautiful is that, somewhere, it hides a well.” So, when we talk about the Middle East, Dubai is that well of abundant opportunity.

Culturally rich, technologically advanced, and a global hub for business, Dubai is the perfect city of the future. Likewise, it’s natural to host the 39th GITEX Technology Week 2019 in the city of Dubai. An amazing thing is that since its beginning, GITEX is always hosted in the same city.

GITEX is the best place to discuss technology and advancements. After dominating the oil revolution of the world, Dubai has grown interested in the next big thing, technology. Therefore, Dubai has started to invest heavily in the future technologies. GITEX is one of the key movers in this change.

This year’s GITEX Dubai 2019 dates are 06th-10th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC, Dubai).

It’s the largest tradeshow within the Middle East, Africa, and Asia with 4800+ exhibitors from 140+ countries coming this year. Some of the biggest names from all across the world would be present at the 39th GITEX Technology Week.

Why Go for GITEX?

GITEX is a very broad IT event that runs for 5 days in which you witness 26+ industries engulfed into 9 unique verticals:

  • Smart Cities
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Retail
  • FinTech
  • Digital Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Startups
These 9 verticals are a broad classification to encompass all the different industries that benefit from these future technologies.

Many conferences and talk sessions are set with world-class experts in these 9 verticals. Some of the key speakers at the 39th GITEX Technology Week would be:

  • Jay Giraud (Founder & CEO, Damon)
  • Gary Brantley (CIO, City of Atlanta)
  • Magnus Olsson (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Careem)
  • Robin Mills (CEO, Qamar Energy)
  • Evans Munyuki (Chief Digital Officer, Emirates NBD)
  • Joakim Leijon (Founder & CEO, whisPR)
  • Amy Golding (Chief Executive Officer, Opus Talent Solutions)
  • Adam El Rafey (Child Prodigy)
GITEX 2019 Key Speakers
Due to the past 38 years of GITEX, the total value of the Middle East & North Africa technology sector is expected to reach $168.8 billion by 2020.

Which would be the Prime Industry Verticals of GITEX Dubai 2019?

This year there would be 100,000+ visitors. Majority of them connected with one of the several industries that use IT products and services in one way or another.

So, let’s have a look at few of the industry verticals and what GITEX 2019 has to offer in them.

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Logistics is an irreplaceable aspect of any business. Without transportation, no business can sustain; let alone prosper. The Transport Industry has undergone many changes in the past century. We can also expect new technologies to shake up the industry further in near future.

  • Technologies like self-driving vehicles are already being used in warehouses, mine sites, and recently around the suburbs of Silicon Valley. Soon we will see self-driving cars and trucks on the roads.
  • Air transport is on the verge of a massive upgrade with the latest improvement in drone technology. Most of the big eCommerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart, and eBay will provide drone deliveries for smaller items.
  • AI-based logistics will be another game-changer. Integrating automation and artificial intelligence with your trucks will help them to communicate directly with each other. It’s also helpful to identify the optimum transport route and use of resources.
  • Transport businesses have started using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), barcode scanners to increase ease of access in operations. Present-day RFID offers nearly 100 % shipping and receiving inventory accuracy, faster order processing, and reduction in labor costs.



Education is going to be the most important vertical to be discussed in GITEX Dubai 2019. Modernization of education began with the introduction of multimedia equipments that helps teachers and students interact from any place in real-time.

  • Robotics will take over the education industry in the next couple of years. From Robo-teachers to study companions for kids, robots will soon become the efficient workforce of the teaching field.

Many kids suffer from depression or other psychological disorders like Down syndrome, autism, etc. Companion robots like Jibo and Stevie help kids in tackling their fear of socializing and help them to attend schooling.

Many kids suffering from a terminal illness find it difficult to attend schools. Robo-teachers can help such kids to learn from their homes or hospitals.

This “e-classrooms” made it possible for students to interact with experts from all across the world on various subjects and topics

  • The future education models will have AR/VR technologies playing an important role. A live tour of museums, interacting with AI-based historical figures, watching marine life or dinosaurs using a VR kit. These are just some applications of AR/VR technology that can induce higher understanding on the students.



The robots we’ve seen until now are only used for “fun” purposes, but that is not even close to what they can do for humans. The first wearable device in the history of man was the wristwatch. We have come a long way from that wristwatch to modern smartwatches and fitness bands that are at par with smartphones.

Many medical institutes have begun using robotic arms to execute precise brain surgeries where human error is not permissible.

There are many variations of wearables from wristbands, earphones, eyewear, and even smart clothing. All these products working to improve different aspects of the body and mental health of the wearer. Let’s take a look at the peculiar ones that will be the main attraction of the 39th GITEX Technology Week.

  • Smart Eyewear will no longer be just a style statement but a smart companion for your daily workout. You don’t need to open your phone or watch your fitness band to track your calorie burns. Your smart goggles will show all the health info.
  • Next up is Lumo Lift, a tiny pin that fastens to your shirt and buzzes every time you slouch while standing or walking. It is a posture correcting wearable pin.
  • The latest entry in wearables is “smart fabrics”. The sensors are woven directly in the clothes where a heart rate monitor would go. This smart fabric is able to detect heart rate, respiratory rate, distance traveled and calories burned in real time. You can access all these data through a mobile app.
  • 3D printing human organs will bring a revolution in the Medical Industry. No more relying on donors for organs, just print the working organ and transplant. GITEX is dedicating a separate session to discuss the possibility of 3D printed working organs. 3D printed organs is an amazing concept that may come true in the next 5 years, saving tens of thousands of lives.


Smart Cities

Robots were always considered evil because they would gobble up human employment, but this is far from the truth. Most of the jobs that robots do today are the ones that are either too monotonous or too dangerous for humans.

  • A robot home-assistance is a wish that many visionaries have had over several years. Now it’s becoming a reality with robots like Zenbo and iPatrol.
  • 3D printing technology has come a long way from producing pretty trinkets. Gone are the days when buildings were only built using bricks and concrete.

GITEX revealed the biggest 3D printer in the world in 2015. Since then every year the 3D printing companies coming to GITEX are taking the game a notch higher.

3D printing technology is used for several amazing things like building blocks, working mechanical parts, and even plane parts. This is truly the year of innovation and advancements in Smart City vertical.

The world’s first rotating skyscraper is under construction in Dubai. The 80 storey mammoth will be partly 3D printed to make the construction quick and sturdy.



The Retail Industry is the backbone of all the economic activities of the 21st century.

Majority of technological innovations showcased at the GITEX 2019 will in one way or another improve the retail business experience.

  • Several big online retail companies like Amazon, IKEA, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, etc. are integrating AR/VR technology. The users can see for themselves how the product will look in their surroundings. For example, how a particular top would look on a customer or how a table would look in your home. All this is possible with just an app on your Smartphone enabled with AR/VR technology.
  • AI-based search algorithm is getting more sophisticated with time. A personalized suggestion product list for each customer based on their search history, have already been done. But with better AI algorithms, possibilities are getting wider than ever.

Let’s Meet at GITEX 2019

Dubai has always been one of the top cities in terms of business. As we talked before, its rich oil industry has brought all the fame that we see today. But, in this new digital age; oil is not the most valuable asset, and Dubai has learned it quickly.

This magnificent city is investing in the future with international events like GITEX Technology Week 2019. If you are a startup or an enterprise; looking for partners to expand or an investor in search of a good business idea, you should definitely meet us at GITEX 2019.