TechStars Startup Weekend Dubai 2017

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Starting from 16th to 18th November, 2017, with brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Saturday night demos and presentations.

Participants can create working startups during the event and they can collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. The weekend is centred around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

The Startup weekend is organised in Lamborghini Dubai Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 41, Dubai and the event starts at 6:30 PM on 16th November.

InfoComm Middle East & Africa

InfoComm Middle East & Africa (InfoComm MEA) is the region’s leading Professional AudioVisual (pro-AV) and Information Communications Technology (ICT) show. Professionals requiring solutions in pro-AV and ICT will find them at InfoComm MEA. This event will be organised in Dubai World Trade Centre from 5th to 7th December 2017. The event brings decision makers, suppliers and technical experts together for the exchange of information and productive business connections.

The transformative power of Professional AudioVisual and Information Communications Technology is felt in every industry. Cutting-edge solutions help to streamline business operations, in turn boosting efficiency in the workplace. You can learn more about the latest technology trends and give your projects the smarter edge.

As the MENA region steps ahead with economic diversification, InfoComm Middle East & Africa is gaining traction as a vital corollary, bringing together users and vendors of communication technologies, and presenting technological advancements to the region, to ‘fast-pace’ the process.

Arab Future Cities Summit 2017 Dubai

The 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit was held on 30th and 31st October 2017 in Dubai. The event emphasized on the future opportunities and developing technologies to counter the challenges faced by Dubai, being one of the world’s most connected and sustainable ‘Smart Cities’ – in time for Expo 2020.

Arab Future Cities Summit

Following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the Emirate as the smartest and happiest city, the Government of Dubai has implemented several innovative programs and smart city services under the key dimensions of Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, Smart Environment and Smart People.

The key agendas of event included Dubai Plan 2021, Smart Mobility & Smart Transportation, Safe and Secured Connected Cities, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Smart Cities, The Future of Housing in UAE and Dubai’s Journey to be the Happiest City.

The Global Franchise Market 2017

The Global Franchise Market (TGFM) is the official franchising event in Dubai, held under the support of Dubai Department of Economic Development. The 2nd edition of TGFM took place on 29th and 30th of October, 2017, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.


TGFM is the connection platform for franchising in the MENA region, providing the perfect platform for face-to-face interaction with every type of franchising industry, whether you are a business owner, investor, service provider or employee, TGFM provides the knowledge, experience and know-how of others to drive your business and yourself towards a successful future in franchising.

This event showcased the latest national and international brands, products and services from over 100 franchising companies. With over 80 exhibitors, the event was ideal for business owners, investors and potential franchisees, entrepreneurs, government organisations interested in supporting SMEs, franchise professionals and franchise service providers.

IRF MENA Regional Congress & Exhibition 2017

A conference was organised by the International Road Federation (IRF) on 29th to 30th October, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Transport leaders and decision makers were gathered to discuss on the topic, ‘Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century.’ There were 50 sessions of talks and seminars, to cover topics such as, the latest innovations in transport engineering, 21st century parking solutions, road network design, next generation urban mobility and work zone safety.

Speakers in the group included Patrick Sankey, President and CEO of IRF Global, and Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Dubai’s Traffic & Road Agency. More than 1000 professionals from around the region gathered at Dubai World Trade Centre for this conference. Attendees also had the opportunity to share their research and network with industry professionals.