An opportunity to shape the future of business

27 Sept. 2017 Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Why Global innovation Summit?

Global Innovation summit provides an unparalleled immersive experience and a knowledge sharing platform for networking, knowledge-sharing and discussion with senior decision makers. Bringing together key stakeholders integral to the business community, the summit provides you an opportunity to
  • Gain insight from industry experts as they deliver keynote addresses
  • Exchange ideas, challenges and opportunities during panel discussions
  • Capitalize on the opportunity to make lasting connections, share best practices and network with potential customers and suppliers during the breaks
  • Learn from industry stakeholders as they share their success stories through case study presentations
  • Access to a host of solution providers at the expo

What is Innovation?

The process of translating an idea into a product or service that creates value for which customers will pay.To be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost and must satisfy a specific need.

In this age of rapid change, those who lag behind become irrelevant – in a heartbeat. The choice is simple: innovate or become irrelevant,”

– H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai.

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Global 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.

Creative Innovator Awards

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 Public Good

Best Innovation in Retail

Best Innovation in Education

Best Innovation in Sustainability

Best Innovation for Business Growth

Best Innovation for Healthcare

Facets of Global Innovation Summit 2017

Global Innovation Summit 2016 attracted 2,200 delegates

Check out the media coverages of the previous editions

Organized & Conceptualized by SPI Group

SPI- Give your business an unfair advantage.

SPI Group is a formidable B2B Positioning, Engagement and Lead generation platform. SPI connects and engages with over 100,000 Entrepreneurs & senior decision makers through a unique combination of cutting-edge business magazines, leading and immersive Conferences and Summits and Social Media. SPI has received tremendous support from Dubai Govt and leading business associations over the years.

Our Vision is to inspire entrepreneurs and decision makers to work more effectively and efficiently so that they can become better leaders and create greater value for employees, stakeholders and the society at large.

SPI group boasts of a powerful portfolio of Leading and Immersive conferences and summits, focused on B2B audiences. The delegates and speakers we attract are unparalleled in their level of seniority, relevance and influence. Our prominent conferences are:

  • SME World Summit- The biggest entrepreneurship conference of the region
  • Global Innovation Summit- The largest innovation conference of the region
  • Global Business Series- Interactive sessions with Billionaires
  • Made in UAE Summit- Largest manufacturing and trade conference

Our conferences have attracted over 20,000 Entrepreneurs and CXO’s in the last 3 years thereby emerging as one of the most trusted B2B engagement platforms.

In addition to industry leading summits, SPI group is renowned for publishing award-winning business magazines like The Intelligent SME, Innovation & TECH and Robust Rak. These magazines are coveted by thousands of subscribers due to relevant and engaging content.

We shape the future of entrepreneurs and CXO’s by providing them with profound insights, inspiration, and 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 them drive both efficiency and growth. We help them to stay ahead.

SPI Publishing – Publishers of world class business magazines

Award winning SME magazine
Award winning SME magazine
Checkout the latest edition of Intelligent SME
The leading voice in enterprise technology
The leading voice in enterprise technology
Checkout the latest edition of Innovation & Tech
Official business magazine endorsed by the rulers office of RAK
Official business magazine endorsed by the rulers office of RAK
Checkout the latest articles

SPI Exhibitions – Providing immersive experiences

The biggest entrepreneurship conference of the region
The biggest entrepreneurship 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

Don’t miss this amazing event – Register Now!

    $0 /person
    • Access to panel discussions
    • Access to workshops
    • Access to expo area
    $28 /person
    • Complimentary coffee break
    • Full access to all conferences
    • VIP valet parking

Some interesting facts and figures about Global Innovation Summit

15000 – followers on LinkedIn

42000 – followers on Twitter

25000 – connections on FaceBook

15000 – event attendees

100 + meetings set by the exhibitors

1000K – worth of media coverage

Our Esteemed Partners & Sponsors


Our Supporting Partners


We look forward to your eminent presence in September 2017