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Technology (FinTech & Services) program

The Australian business program (Austrade) for the technology, fintech and services sectors focuses on the anchor international trade exhibitions held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, GITEX Technology Week, FinTech Abu Dhabi and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation (GMI) Summit.

GITEX Technology week (17 – 21 October 2021) is the world’s largest technology event showcasing innovation from big tech companies & government entities to start-ups in Cyber Security, FinTech, Blockchain, 5G, AI & Quantum computing.

FinTech Abu Dhabi (22 – 24 November 2021) is the leading fintech exhibition and conference that will be looking into innovation and sustainability in fintech, future of digital assets and currencies, and financial security.

The GMI Summit (22 – 27 November 2021), themed “Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity” is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology for promoting solutions in line with the fourth industrial revolution.

The Australian business program includes:

  • Pre-conference briefings
  • Attending the conferences’ virtual programs
  • Hosting virtual events to showcase capabilities
  • Organising business matching opportunities

Each program is free for virtual participation. For in-person attendance, there will be participation fees of AUD 590 charged by Austrade.

If you wish to participate in the Technology program, please complete the EOI form here. Please ensure you specify which program you wish to participate in.

Technology sector overview

Industry 4.0 is bringing automation globally by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence, among others. These technologies are optimizing business operations and enhancing efficiency. Global Industry 4.0 will reach AUD 290 billion and is expected to deliver up to AUD 5 trillion in value by 2023.

NSW ranks first in research and development spending in the country and is home to 60% of all Australian fintech companies. It is also committed to investing in a number of technology, innovation, and start-up hubs. This provides NSW companies the platform to partner with global businesses on innovative solutions, research, and talent.

Opportunity to participate

Expression of interest