Conferences & features

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ENGAGING FEATURES, 
CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

 

North Star is where the future of tech is shaped through trailblazing conferences, workshops and features. 

HARD-HITTING TALKS FROM THE MOST FORMIDABLE MINDS OF TECH

Access inspiring insights, challenging business decisions and tech ideas sparking the next wave of innovation from global leaders and experts. Our stellar line-up of major tech experts reveal their perspectives on the current challenges and the next frontier of innovation.

NORTH STAR CONFERENCE

Dedicated to GROWTH, join global and regional investors and the most successful entrepreneurs as they talk at the 10X stage about investment trends, what they look for in a growing venture and why purpose matters.

Unicorn founders share their inspiring journeys and high growth teams explore expansion strategies, funding rounds in a challenging economic context, innovation approaches, partnerships and more.

 

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NORTH STAR RISING STAGE

More hands-on and practical for founders, investors, and teams seeking a little more guidance from those who have 'been there done that' and can help you unlock the next growth stage for your business.

Engage in discussions around how to avoid founder friction, pitching anything and getting what you ask for, failing fast and learning from it, building a team and curated company culture, building your business in the UAE…

 

SPOTLIGHT STAGE

North Star shines a light on the hottest sectors and trends on the start up scene. We deep dive into pure tech endeavours, space tech, impact tech, fintech and more, while we welcome delegations and innovations from the likes of France, Estonia, India, Brazil, and of course the UAE.

 

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INNOVATION CUPS 

Startups to the rescue. Solving global challenges through open innovation …Scouting the best mobility and creative economy startups

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CREATIVE ECONOMY STAGE

Trailblazing artists alongside business leaders and VCs showcase technology revolutionising fashion, music, visual arts and gaming in the creative economy industry.

Discover innovations reinventing the creative industries and the way we consume design, entertainment and media. 

 

SUPERNOVA CHALLENGE 

The Supernova Challenge is the biggest pitch competition in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and your opportunity to become the next unicorn!

With a $200,000 cash prize up for grabs, the Supernova Challenge will be this year’s most anticipated pitch competition for entrepreneurs willing to display groundbreaking innovations and highlight their value in front of the world. 

 

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GITEX YOUTHX

The biggest, most impactful & first of it's kind youth entrepreneurship, innovation & leadership event, which is part of GITEX GLOBAL & North Star Dubai.

GITEX YouthX features two programmes: GITEX High Flyer (aimed at high school students) and GITEX YouthX Unipreneur (aimed at university students)

This highly anticipated feature is powered by Unipreneur Inc. and GIA Hub.

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FUTURE BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

Launched in 2018 by the Government of Dubai, Future Blockchain Summit is the first and largest Blockchain exhibition and conference in the MENA region and only event backed by a crypto-regulator – VARA.

The power-packed summit is set to bring together the community’s brightest minds, game-changing startups and powerful investors for 4 days of networking, investing and education centered around the most disruptive technology since the internet – Blockchain.

 

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FINTECH SURGE

Bringing together global Fintech leaders, startups and financial centres, Fintech Surge is set to be the Middle East & North Africa’s most impactful and visionary event for the regional Fintech ecosystem.

From digital banking to paytech, insurtech, wealth & asset management and regtech, Fintech Surge will spark dialogue that will shape the regional Fintech space in the coming years.

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MARKETING MANIA

Marketing Mania brings together progressive marketing professionals who are on the lookout for the latest tech and strategies to up their marketing game.

It is the perfect place to showcase your groundbreaking products and solutions, and build business relationships with the most credible and highly influential audience.

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