The biggest innovation conference in the region


Sept. 2017
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Why Global innovation Summit?

Technology and Innovation are the centerpiece of future businesses. The tech industry is bringing new products and services in social collaboration, mobility, predictive analytics and the cloud. Customer experience is driving corporate strategy where CMOs and CIOs are playing crucial roles. Companies who collaborate understand that disruptive trends will help them emerge as leaders.

There are several reasons why the generation of new ideas is critical to your business success. Although every organization has its own priorities and sector-specific issues to balance, businesses that fail to innovate run the risk of losing ground to competitors, losing key staff or simply continued operational inefficiently. Innovation is the key differentiator between market leaders and their rivals.

The Global Innovation Summit 2017 is not an ordinary event. It’s a thought-leading and by invitation-only 5 star conference focused on the business impact of disruptive ICT innovations that are transforming leading businesses.

Some key facts about Innovation and the ICT sector:
– ICT spending in the region is increasing. It will hit USD 260 billion in 2016.
– Cloud infrastructure and platforms will grow at 30% and global SaaS revenues are forecasted to reach $10 Billion in 2016.
– With an estimated 59% increase by 2017 globally, 3D printing will revolutionize industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, architecture, aerospace, education and more.
– Robotics is reshaping and disrupting industries from healthcare, aviation, and energy to finance as is wearable tech and the security sector.

Overall there is a lot of optimism backed by solid opportunities. Dubai has launched a strategy to become the happiest and smartest city on the planet. Many initiatives have been taken in this direction such as opening Dubai Design District, Dubai’s first 3D printed building, smart electricity, smart transport and the region’s first smart theme park etc. Over With AED 300 Billion being allocated to drive innovation, the UAE is well underway to be the smartest and the most innovative country.

Innovation Summit 2016 – Speakers

Call for speakers

Please get in touch if you wish to deliver a keynote, participate in panel discussions or conduct a workshop at the Global Innovation Summit 2017 in September 2017.

Disruptive Innovator Awards 2017

These prestigious awards are conferred upon exceptional individuals or start-ups who dream of changing the world and making it a better place.

These awards are the ultimate tribute to those restless souls who sacrifice their lifestyles and privileges to accomplish their vision. We are looking for disruptive start-ups that can be the next big thing.

The awards will be given to great ideas/ prototypes as long as they are viable. Priority will be given to ideas which have achieved commercial viability. The winners can be offered complete incubation support.

Six categories have been selected based on Dubai’s Strategic Objectives. The categories are Innovation in Education, Healthcare, Retail, Business Growth, Sustainability and Public Good.

Award Categories are:
  • Best Innovation in Education
  • Best Innovation in Health Care
  • Best Innovation for Retail
  • Best Innovation for Business Growth
  • Best innovation in Sustainability
  • Best Innovation for Public Good

Facets of Global Innovation Summit 2017

  • Keynotes
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Innovation Awards
  • Global Innovation Summit Exhibition

Global Innovation Summit 2016 attracted 2,200 delegates

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  • Panel Discussions @ Innovation Summit 2016
  • Service Providers Expo @ Innovation Summit 2015
  • Awards @ Innovation Summit 2016
  • Delegates @ Innovation Summit 2016

Watch 2017 Preview

Watch Media Coverage

  • Global Innovation Summit 2015 Media Coverage
  • Global Innovation Summit 2015 Media Coverage
  • Global Innovation Summit 2015 Media Coverage
  • Global Innovation Summit 2015 Media Coverage

Organized & Conceptualized by SPI Group

SPI is a strategic performance-enhancement platform for entrepreneurs and business leaders. We have unified over 100,000 entrepreneurs through a unique combination of cutting edge media brands, highly immersive corporate events, strategic alliances with Government and leading business associations and through effective utilization of social media and digital assets.

We shape the future of entrepreneurs and business leaders by providing them with Business insights,Inspiration, Business Development Opportunities &Recognition. We simplify their understanding of how technology will impact their business and business models.

Our focus is on issues related to disruptive technologies and Innovation, redefining Competitiveness, Global Operating Models, Governance and Leadership.

We help Entrepreneurs & business leaders drive both efficiency and growth. We help them to stay ahead.

SPI Publishing – Publishers of world class business magazines

Award winning SME magazine
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The leading voice in enterprise technology
The leading voice in enterprise technology
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SPI Exhibitions – Providing immersive experiences

The biggest entrepreneurship conference of the region
The biggest entrepreneurship conference of the region
The biggest innovation conference of the region
The biggest innovation conference of the region
The biggest manufacturing summit of the region
The biggest manufacturing summit of the region
Interactive Sessions with UAE's Business Icons
Interactive Sessions with UAE's Business Icons

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    • Access to expo area
    $28 /person
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