Abu Dhabi Hosts ATech World Conference & Exhibition
May 10, 2017

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9th of May 2017: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the UAE, the 1st edition of ATech World Conference & Exhibition and World Game Expo are slated to begin this Wednesday 10th of May, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC. The events are organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. – member of INDEX Holding, and they are expected to attract over 2,000 participants and visitors.

The two-day event will witness a remarkable participation from over 21 companies and 65 countries like: Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Philippines, United Kingdom, United States of America, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to name a few.

Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding said: “Coming in line with UAE’s vision 2021, to bring the nation to the forefront of technology and support innovation, research, and science for a highly productive and competitive economy. ATech World will be held for the first time in Abu Dhabi for the purpose of bringing “Tomorrow’s Technology Now” to the Middle East and North African markets.”

He said: “We are certain that through ATech World and the number of parallel events such as the World Game Summit, Indie Game Devfest, and AngelHack Global Hackathon. We will provide the ultimate platform for all participants and visitors to explore the latest cutting edge technologies in the exhibition, to learn about the latest in game development in the MENA region, to present their developed games to the public, and to join the 10th Global Hackathon Series organized by AngelHack.”

“It is a great honor to participate in ATech World” says Takaaki Shimoji, Board Director of Smartmedical Corp. “After we signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Interior to cooperate on UAE Happiness Program using Emotion AI "Empath", Empath is highly raising its profile in UAE. ATech World would be a great opportunity for us to strengthen our cooperation with UAE. By utilizing our innovative emotion recognition technology, we would like to promote Happiness and Positivity Program in UAE and be a bridge between UAE and Japan.”

Running parallel to the exhibition, the summit will feature a number of topics like IoT Invention, Happiness Measure by Vocal Emotion AI Engine, Code of Age Classification for Electronic Games, Video Games Age Classifications in KSA, Hardware, Prospective and development of Japanese games, The Game Production from Abu Dhabi to the World and many more.

AngelHack Global Hackathon Series: at ATech Abu Dhabi

AngelHack is the world’s largest and most diverse global hacker community, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. AngelHack is organizing their 10th Global Hackathon Series (#AH10) in which contestants have to develop an application during 36 hours at ATech World. Winners will have the chance to receive an exclusive invite to HACKcelerator, a 12-week curriculum to turn their hackathon idea into a startup success story.

Christina Lila, Regional Manager, Middle East at AngelHack said: “We saw ATech World as a perfect partner to launch our 2017 UAE hackathon as they clearly align with the UAE's commitment to pioneering the future. They see the local excitement and dedication around both mastering current technology, but also the playfulness around wanting to experiment with it in a hands on way. As Einstein said, "play is the highest form of research" so they know bringing tomorrow's technology to the populace should be done in both an entertaining and engaging way.”

“For this hackathon we are hosting a challenge called "Code 4 Coexistence" where we ask developers to create technology solutions to build tolerance, increase empathy across borders and bounderies, or fight violent extremism at its root causes. We are just beginning to see the power of technology to shape culture and mindsets, and know this can be used in a hugely positive way in a world where conflict is rising to the surface. Young entrepreneurs and technologists tend to be more tolerant and optimistic than the average person, so we think they are the perfect group to usher in a movement of positive change.” She added.

ATech World Conference & Exhibition and World Game Expo are scheduled to run until 11th of May 2017 at Hall 2, ADNEC.

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