Thu 19-10-2023 00:24
DUBAI, 19th October, 2023 (WAM) — Building on the momentum from COP28, GITEX GLOBAL has launched GITEX Impact, the region’s largest climate technology enabler for the procurement of clean energy solutions to combat global warming. The show brings together sustainability leaders to research and discuss green transition solutions and strategies, giving climate technology companies and startups the blueprint to amplify the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
At a Leaders of Impact summit titled “Industrial Evolution: Embracing Sustainability Through Innovation” at GITEX Impact, speakers explored how to drive innovation, embed sustainability and finance greener approaches in the industrial sector . Discussing the increased interest in ESG reporting among large companies, panelists noted a 42% growth in the number of companies reporting to CDP, the leading international disclosure system on environmental topics, in 2022. This means a significant change in thinking about sustainability. at the highest levels of corporate management, they added.
The panel included Dexter Galvin, CDP’s UK-based commercial and partnerships director; Irina Gorbounova, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of Xcarb Innovation Fund, ArcelorMittal UK; Maya Makanjee, non-executive director of Cell C in South Africa and Salman Abdulla, executive vice president, ESG and sustainability at Emirates Global Aluminum, based in the United Arab Emirates.
Estonia is at the forefront of EdTech innovation. The number of EdTech startups has increased by 50% over the past five years, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the Estonian economy, with an annual growth rate of 30-50%.
Kristina Kallas, Minister of Education and Research of Estonia, explained how AI is transforming education during a fireside chat at GITEX GLOBAL. She said generative AI has already made some conventional learning methods obsolete. For example, there is no need to ask students to summarize a text while ChatGPT can do it better.
The minister observed that AI can make education more tailored and individualized, supporting each student’s abilities and goals much better than conventional means. She added that it can also improve access to education for various social groups facing barriers today, adding that AI can help children with learning difficulties and poor language skills, as it is suitable for communication and linguistic development.
The 43rd edition of GITEX GLOBAL will take place from October 16 to 20, 2023. The blockbuster technology showcase has reached full capacity at the Dubai World Trade Center as it welcomes more than 6,000 exhibitors from 180 countries. GITEX GLOBAL and Expand North Star comprise a total of 41 halls covering 2.7 million square feet of exhibition space, representing 40% year-over-year growth with 1,800 startups in both cases. The events bring together the best minds and most visionary companies to examine, challenge, define and strengthen the world’s digital agendas.