21 November 2017, The Meydan Hotel, Dubai



A true partnership effort, this is an action-orientated event where the best minds spar and blend their thinking on the business of innovation. This is underpinned by rich content from the UAE’s vision and plans, while cross-pollinating breakthrough content from the watercooler sectors and themes.


Gain unrivaled access and showcase to to over 350 innovators, comprising of the most senior government and business influencers

Event Facts

Over 350 forward thinkers driving the UAE’s innovation agenda

Activity structure and attendees cross-pollinate to ensure maximum benefit to attendees, participants and partners through content and networking

Exclusive updates from the government on key ongoing and future innovation initiatives, sector KPIs and mores – including Vision 2021, National Innovation Strategy, 10x, Government Accelerators

High opportunity sector updates and opportunities within healthcare, transport, energy, digitalisaton, startup, entrepreneurship, space, waste management and education

4 action-oriented activities

Live Hackathon

120+ curated attendees – the Watercooler groups live hack prescribed challenges in a dynamic, engaged process. The groups make transformation possible and accelerate innovation through government and business partnership in the UAE


250 select attendees – full day conference focused on updates on the UAE Innovation Strategy, Vision 2021, 10x programme and other key sector focused KPIs linked to Watercooler themes

Exhibition Area and Disruption Lounges

Private Content labs

An opportunity for organisations to host workshops, round-tables and other engagement activities

Social environment where attendees will experience futuristic concepts and ideas from our partners and have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships. All attendees from hackathon, conference and private content labs will flow into the exhibition area and lounges.


Attendee Profile

Minister, DG/CEO, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Innovation/Creativity/ Happiness, Director of Strategy, Head of Planning Head of/ Director R&D

CEO, CIO, Head of/ Director Strategy, General Manager, Partner, Head of Technology/ IoT/ Smart Cities, Head of Connectivity, Head of Planning, Head of R&D

Hackathon – Over a 120 of the country’s brightest minds and specialists across sectors (50% government and 50% private sector)

Conference – Over 15 leading speakers and 250+ attendees from government and the private sector

Exhibition area and lounges – All attendees from hackathon and conference will flow into the exhibition area and lounges

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