STEP Conference, the leading technology festival for emerging markets, has launched its 9th edition under the theme of “the World in Dubai” to be held on February 11th and 12th in partnership with Dubai Internet City (DIC) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). STEP 2020 is expecting to attract over 8000 international attendees, 300 showcasing startups, and influential tech leaders and speakers discussing the latest topics and trends across key industries.
This year, programming will represent a world scope on technology in the emerging markets, featuring the latest innovations and highlighting the opportunities in the ecosystem. The event will take place at Dubai Internet City with a format of 4 main conference verticals: STEP Start, STEP Digital, STEP X, & STEP Money.
STEP has also confirmed programs with key stakeholders who will host activities within STEP Conference 2020, including Startupnight hosted by DubaiSME, bringing 60 startups from Europe across different sectors on a Dubai roadshow leading to a competition; and the Volkswagen Mobility Challenge, which is returning for the second edition presenting innovations and ideas aimed at changing the world of mobility.
STEP will also be back with a program of satellite events for curated networking, the annual startup pitch competition, Mentor’s Corner and Investor Meetings for 1-on-1 sessions with experts.