The web, tech, and design industries are currently thriving throughout the world. Exciting new innovations are being developed on a regular basis, and it is vital that companies and industry leaders need to keep abreast of the latest discoveries. With web and web-related industries becoming larger and more widespread than ever before, organisations across the globe now have access each year to world-leading web events. Dubai, as a city that has huge web and software industries, is no exception.
The Best Web Events in Dubai
Each year the thriving city in the United Arab Emirates is host to a variety of tech events, that will provide valuable experience to those at all levels of the Dubai web industry.
E-commerce Web and App Developer Conference
Held in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers between the 1st and 2nd of November, the E-commerce Web, and App Developer Conference will cover a wide range of topics from prototyping to UI/UX design, to iOS and Android development, and many more. The best experts in the web industry will be filling in attendees on the latest in e-commerce website and mobile development, as well as updates on the latest trends in the web and mobile development industries. This Dubai web event is open to all levels of expertise, from those looking to get started in web development, to those established in the industry looking to network and make new business connections.
The 2-day web event is yet to be confirmed for 2018, but the 2017 UX NXT event was widely successful in 2017 and is expected to return on an annual basis in Dubai. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops with web industry experts in the fields of user experience, usability, accessibility, marketing, research, and design and technology. This web event will be extremely useful to those looking to be inspired by user experience, and those interested should keep checking the website for further development about the next UX NXT.
38th GITEX Technology Week
Held between the 14th and 18th of October in 2018, the GITEX Technology Week, is the largest technology event held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Held at the Dubai World Trade Center, GITEX will feature 24 technology sectors across the show floor and integrated into a variety of experiences, conferences, and networking events and opportunities. The draw of the GITEX Technology Week is huge, with an anticipated 4,000 exhibitors from over 140 countries, ranging from tech and web industry leaders to up-coming Silicon Valley start-ups. With 80% of attendees in 2017 securing more than 3 business deals, GITEX is arguably the largest Dubai web event, with all facet of the technology industry accounted for, from web design to robotics, smart technology to artificial intelligence.
GITEX Future Stars Dubai
Running concurrently with the GITEX Technology Week is GITEX Future Stars, held 14-17th October 2018. Held in the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Future Stars is a web and technology event offers start-ups a chance to showcase their innovations, as well as mingle with leaders and potential investors within the industries. A service is provided to match up start-up with the 250 investors and venture capitalists, looking to become involved with the newest stars of design, web, and tech. GITEX Future Stars is the biggest event of its type across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, attracting start-ups and investors from all over the world.
Held between the 6th and 7th of August 2018 in the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, the HostApp Summit is the largest mobile app event in the region. The event is focused on helping organisations to adjust their digital business portfolios in the rapid evolution of technology-enabled business models. With an emphasis on government organisations, the HostApp Summit will tackle the most important topics, including the dos and do not’s of mobile app building, the 2018 mobile analytic trends, app sustainability, as the future of virtual reality and artificial intelligence in mobile apps.
Top experts and speakers from the digital marketing industry will converge on Dubai between the 23 and 24th of October for DigiMarCon Dubai 2018. Held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the 2018 event will look at a wide range of topics including search engine optimisation, web experience management, email marketing, customer engagement, building traffic, social media marketing, usability and design, data science, and many others. This is a key industry event for those in the digital marketing sector, with attendees learning key strategies and best practices from experts behind successful global digital marketing campaigns. Attendees can mingle and network with industry leaders through the 2-day web event, returning with a fresh outlook and the ability to produce better business outcomes.
Cyber Defence Summit
A key aspect of the web industry is security, and it is an issue that is of particular current importance, with cyber hacks being regularly featured in the news. The Cyber Defence Summit on the 26th September 2018 will be held in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel and aims to address the importance of protecting sensitive information and infrastructure within the business environment. In the digital age, businesses rely on technology and web solutions, and this brings the risk of cybercrime at a global cost of over $1 billion annually. The Cyber Defense Summit will showcase the latest solutions in cyber security and defence, with over 120 security experts planning to attend.
Dubai Offers Excellent Opportunities in the Web Industry
The world-class infrastructure, favourable geography and visionary government have seen Dubai become one of the world’s biggest and best tech business hubs. Each year it has a full calendar of annual technology, design and web events, exhibitions, conferences, summits and forums, which provide excellent opportunities for networking, creating new business opportunities, and discovering the latest innovations in the web sector. With beautiful surroundings, plenty of leisure activities to try, and glorious weather, Dubai offers the ideal mix of business and pleasure.
Those directly involved with the web industry in Dubai should consider joining the Google Developer Group Dubai. They host regular web events and meeting, covering a wide range of topics and issues of the web industry.