Step Conference Gears up for its 12th Edition

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Step Conference, Dubai’s tech festival is gearing up for its 12th edition on February 21st and 22nd at Dubai Internet City, part of TECOM Group PJSC and the region’s technology hub. Organized in strategic partnership with Dubai Internet City, this year’s Step Conference promises to be a dynamic gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the globe.

In its 12-year history, Step Conference has welcomed thousands of startups hailing from 58 different countries, with an impressive 28.5% collectively securing over $800 million in funding. In 2024, the event is poised to host more than 400 startups engaging in over 500 arranged meetings with over 150 venture capital firms, offering access to funds totaling $8.2 billion. An impressive 8,000 international participants will gather over a span of just two days, underscoring Step Conference’s ongoing role in elevating Dubai’s prominence on the global tech scene.

One of the main attractions featured at Step Conference 2024 will be the new Artificial Intelligence (AI) track. Aligned with the UAE National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031, which aims to transform the country into a world leader in AI, the track will feature field experts delving into the potential and challenges of this transformative technology. Concepts discussed will cover areas such as Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), Regulatory Frameworks for AI, Large Language Models (LLMs), Co-pilot Systems, and Deep Learning.

Step Conference 2024 presents an unparalleled opportunity for startups to showcase their potential. A highlight of this year’s event will be the introduction of the Founder’s Circle, designed specifically for startup founders seeking invaluable guidance.

Step Conference 2024 boasts an impressive speaker lineup across diverse tracks: Start, Digital, Fintech, Earth, and Wellness. Industry titans like Amjad Masad (Replit CEO), Mario Nawfal (IBC Group CEO and host of a major X space), Faraz Khalid (noon CEO), Jenny Zeng (MSA Capital founder and managing partner), and Abdulla Mashaal (Emirates NBD’s Head of Open Banking) will share invaluable insights and lead vital conversations.

The conference will provide a unique platform to transform concepts into tangible achievements and forge fruitful collaborations, further establishing itself as a driving force behind the advancement of technology and entrepreneurship in the Middle East and beyond.

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