Dubai to Host 2020 Step Conference in February

  • The conference is expected to attract more than 8,000 international participants.
  • International visitors will have the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy its tourism potentials.
  • The STEP conference provides an ideal platform for entrepreneurs, as well as for emerging projects, to provide the latest technology data and innovations.

Dubai will host the works of the “2020 STEP” conference, the leading technology festival for emerging markets in its ninth session on February 11 and 12. Under the slogan, “The World in Dubai,” the conference will be held in partnership with Dubai Internet City and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Dubai Tourism.

Dubai Internet City is an information technology park created by the government of Dubai as a free economic zone and a strategic base for companies targeting regional emerging markets. The economic rules of DIC allow companies to avail themselves of a number of ownership, taxation and customs related benefits which are guaranteed by law for a period of 50 years.

The conference is expected to attract more than 8,000 international participants, 300 emerging startup companies, many influential business leaders and prominent technology speakers to discuss the latest topics and trends in various key industries. This event will be held this year in Dubai Internet City, and it will review within its programs the technological means used in emerging markets from a global perspective, showcasing the latest innovations, highlighting the opportunities available in the ecosystem and includes four main axes.

“I feel very happy to launch the 2020STEP conference for the ninth year in a row,” said Ray Dargham, CEO of “STEP.” We witnessed the development of this conference, which started as a conference dedicated to entrepreneurs in the Arab world and the Middle East, to develop significantly and become a global conference that attracts the speakers and startups. Prominent investors from all over the world, specifically from emerging markets in Asia and Africa will participate.”

He added, “with the STEP conference entering its new era next year and in line with Expo 2020 and Vision 2021, we are planning to attract entrepreneurs, startups and technology companies that are likely to expand their business to reach Dubai and affect our business landscape and talent map. This was not possible without our partnership with Dubai Internet City and the newly signed cooperation agreement with Dubai Department of Tourism and Trade Marketing ‘Dubai Tourism’ in its capacity as a tourist front partner.”

In 2010, the United Arab Emirates’ Government launched the UAE Vision 2021, which “sets the key themes for the Social and economic development of the UAE” and calls for “a shift to a diversified and knowledge-based economy”. This program will be supervised by The Ministry of Cabinet Affairs.

Ammar Al-Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City said “our strategy focuses heavily on providing an appropriate business environment for technology companies in general, especially startups, and we strive to achieve this by attracting the best companies and talents from all over the world and providing different platforms for them to interact and exchange experiences, which contributes in stimulating innovation and driving economic growth in the UAE and the region as a whole.” He considered, that the “strategic partnership” with “STEP” contributes to achieving the goals and strategy of Dubai Internet City in this context.

For his part, Issam Kazim, Executive Director of the Dubai Foundation for Tourism and Commercial Marketing, expressed his happiness in partnering with “STEP” this year, and welcomed the participants in this important conference from various countries of the world. They will have the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy its tourism potentials. Dubai is keen to develop a comprehensive and distinctive system for emerging companies and entrepreneurs within the framework of constructive cooperation between the public and private sectors. This will support their efforts to achieve more growth and encourage them to innovate to contribute to the growth of the Emirate’s economy.

The STEP conference provides an ideal platform for entrepreneurs, as well as for emerging projects, to provide the latest technology data and innovations. This enhances the Emirate’s position as a hub that embraces modern technology emerging companies that aspire to progress and success in the field. The STEP 2020 conference includes talks and discussion sessions, in which business leaders with global visions and experience participate in launching and developing a group of companies.

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