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STEP Conference, a widely celebrated event that is often dubbed the biggest technology festival for emerging markets, announced its ninth rendition earlier this week in Dubai. 

To be held under the theme of “The World in Dubai,” the two-day event will commence February 11 – 12, 2020, in collaboration with the Dubai Internet City (DIC), and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

Over 8,000 attendees from all over the world are expected to attend the event along with 300 startups and influential members in the global tech community. The focus will be on hot topics and trends in the technology sector worldwide.

“I am very excited to launch STEP for its 9th consecutive year,” said Ray Dargham, CEO of STEP, further adding: “As we enter a new era for STEP next year, in line with Expo 2020 and Vision 2021, we plan to attract entrepreneurs, startups, and tech companies that could potentially expand to Dubai and impact our business and talent landscape.”

The ninth edition of STEP will zoom in on the scope of technology in emerging markets in addition to focusing on the latest innovations and opportunities in the ecosystem. There will be four conference verticals including STEP Start, STEP Digital, STEP X, and STEP Money.

Reacting on the occasion, Issam Kazim, CEO at the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, commented: “STEP offers the ideal platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups to bring forward the latest technologies and innovations and will cement the emirate’s position as a leading technology hub for startups looking to progress and succeed in their fields.”