GITEX Global, the world’s largest tech show, kicked off its record edition this week in Dubai to a phenomenal international response over its first three days.
Its huge scale in 2023 was amplified by the announcement that the mega tech and start-up event will launch in Europe, spearheading the international market expansion impetus of the global tech community.
GITEX Europe 2025 was announced Wednesday (October 18) at a signing ceremony at the 43rd GITEX GLOBAL, which this year again surpassed capacity at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) where it runs from 16-20 October 2023 featuring 6,000 exhibitors, and welcoming 180,000-plus attendees from 180 countries.
GITEX, the most trusted iconic tech event brand with an influential global following of tech professionals will now create a super corridor to connect international tech executives with elevated commercial and research development opportunities in the world’s most sort after digital economy.
GITEX EUROPE is organised by KAOUN International – the international affiliate of DWTC, who organises GITEX GLOBAL – in partnership with Messe Berlin, where the blockbuster event will debut from 21-23 of May 2025.
GITEX EUROPE is the second overseas venture for the powerhouse GITEX brand, following the historic debut of GITEX AFRICA Morocco in May 2023, independently rated as the world’s best tech event launch. Through seamless explorative missions in the world’s most dynamic ascending markets, GITEX GLOBAL is now the powerful nexus bridging the future of economies, in Dubai, Africa, and now Europe.
The official signing ceremony of the launch between KAOUN International and Messe Berlin was attended by Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, and Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy; and Franziska Giffey, Vice Mayor of Berlin and State Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Enterprises.
“Berlin is a natural partner and twin to Dubai,” said Al Olama. “Going to Berlin proves that we are able to take the best and the brightest minds from the region to Europe and also bring them back to Dubai. This is a continuous momentum that started with GITEX AFRICA and we’re hoping to make GITEX Europe the most successful tech event in the continent.”
Senator Giffey said: “Berlin and GITEX are a perfect match. We are united in our vision of connecting the global community of innovators and we share the passion for pioneering new technologies.”
“Located in the heart of Europe, Berlin is home to one of the world’s most vibrant start-up ecosystems and a major destination for talent and investment. We are thrilled to team up with GITEX in our endeavour to advance transformation and boost Germany’s and Europe’s innovation power.”
The surge in international demand for GITEX to extend engagements and explore new markets catalysed the creation of GITEX EUROPE 2025 in Germany, the largest economy in Europe, accelerating future economies with a digital transformation vision centred around talent development, innovation, and purpose-driven, public-private-partnership (PPP) tech investment.
Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International, the organiser of GITEX EUROPE, said: “The mission of GITEX is to create positive impact in the industries and economies we serve, and impact is sparked when the most imaginative, innovative and forward governments and people from diverse industries and cultures with shared ambitions come together to ignite open and honest collaborations.
“GITEX is all about the power of technology and people. The creation of GITEX Europe is centred on this simple DNA. We are motivated by the confidence the global tech community has placed on GITEX to lead them to the greatest markets in the world with the highest trust and commitment.”
Mario Tobias, CEO of Messe Berlin, added: “With GITEX EUROPE, one of the most important international tech and start-up events is coming to Berlin. Whether coders, developers, tech CEOs, investors, industry newcomers or representatives of politics, science and research – in cooperation with our partner KAOUN International we are bringing Europe’s tech community together in Berlin. It gives us great pleasure to lay the foundation for this today.
“GITEX EUROPE is an important expansion of our portfolio and addition to our other tech trade fairs,” added Tobias. “GITEX EUROPE provides the ideal platform for the full spectrum of digitisation topics – from AI, the metaverse, blockchain, cybersecurity and telecommunications to climate tech and future mobility.”