STEP goes global in 2020


The World in Dubai will bring together more than 8000 international attendees, 300 showcasing startups and influential speakers to Dubai Internet City

(5 January Dubai) STEP Conference, the leading technology festival for emerging markets, has launched its 9th edition under the theme of “the World in Dubai” to be held on February 11th and 12th in partnership with Dubai Internet City (DIC) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

This year, programming will represent a world scope on technology in the emerging markets, featuring the latest innovations and highlighting the opportunities in the ecosystem. The event will take place at Dubai Internet City with a format of 4 main conference verticals: STEP Start, STEP Digital, STEP X, & STEP Money.

Ray Dargham, CEO of STEP said: “I am very excited to launch STEP for its 9th consecutive year. We have witnessed the development of what started as a conference for entrepreneurs in the Arab world and the Middle East to grow exponentially in becoming a global STEP Conference in Dubai, attracting top speakers, startups, and influential investors from all over the world and specifically from the emerging markets across Asia and Africa.

STEP 2020 will feature talks and panels featuring leaders with global insights and experience launching and growing a range of companies including Jeff Hoffman, the successful entrepreneur and CEO who built Priceline and acquired among other travel companies; Charles Schreger, the former HBO Executive responsible for programming sales in key markets including the MENA region and more.

STEP will also be back with a program of satellite events for curated networking, the annual startup pitch competition, Mentor’s Corner and Investor Meetings for 1-on-1 sessions with experts.

Tickets for STEP 2020 are on sale now and can be purchased from the STEP 2020 website.