Save the Date: ArabNet Digital Summit Coming to Dubai This April
The ArabNet Digital Summit 2018 is the region’s most influential conference for digital business and entrepreneurship, highlighting the technologies and trends disrupting traditional sectors and transforming business operations.
The two-day conference, taking place on April 30th and May 1st, will tackle the latest in the fields of media and marketing, financial technology, smart economy, and investment.It will also feature MENA’s most promising startups in ArabNet Startup Championship, as well as leading investors from across the region and the world to discuss the state of the industry.
Here is a list of what to expect from our forums this year:
The future of financial services and money is being reshaped by the mass adoption of emerging technologies and an increase in connectivity. The ArabNet Digital Summit will explore the trends and opportunities in financial technology, banking, and transactional businesses. It will also dive into the transformations created by artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, and the practical opportunities available for banks and financial services providers.
Smart Economy Forum
The internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technologies are helping reshape cities and transform the relationship between governments and their citizens. The ArabNet Summit will feature a full track exploring the smart economy - applications of blockchain technology, driving progress through big data, and the evolving role of digital enterprises. It will also propose visionary outlooks for creative cities of the future.
Digital startups in the MENA region have raised more than $500M in equity investments in 2017, and the number of startups acquisitions has grown 180% year on year. The year has also witnessed increased interest from international investors and rise of regional angels. The ArabNet Digital Summit will feature dedicated discussions for investors about startup investment and venture capital as an asset class, the future of alternative funding and global technology trends. It will also delve into fund closures, governance, and initiatives supporting the growth of the investment ecosystem
Media & Adtech Forum
Data management platforms, attribution, and targeting technologies have risen to the spotlight as demand for measurable outcomes increases. The ArabNet Summit will feature two full tracks covering the latest trends in digital media and advertising, including the AdTech Showcase - a convergence of new advertising and media technologies from around the world to improve the impact and efficiency of campaigns, and help publishers maximize revenues.
Book your spot and register here, Early Bird Registration closes on March 12th!