Join the G-STIC conference during the World Expo in Dubai

24 – 27 October 2021 / 17 – 19 January 2022

24 – 27 October 2021

17 – 19 January 2022

Free participation - Online and live

Shaping a post-pandemic world

Accelerating breakthrough technological innovations for the SDGs

The World Expo in Dubai will focus on knowledge and technologies that are crucial to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It will be an accelerator and testing ground for breakthrough technological solutions that the world needs to shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all. It’s therefore the perfect opportunity to hold the fifth G-STIC conference, the first one taking place outside of Brussels (Belgium).

The G-STIC conference in Dubai will be spread over two editions: October 2021 and January 2022.

Inspiring world-renowned keynote speakers on sustainable development

Real-life examples of technological solutions for the SDGs

4 pillars of the G-STIC conference

Inspirational sessions, action events and innovation tours focused on concrete implementation

Plenary sessions

World-renowned keynote speakers will share their strategy for shaping a post-pandemic world.

They will present real-life examples of market-ready solutions for the SDGs. They will highlight how technologies require innovative approaches, laws, regulations and funding mechanisms.

Plenary sessions 2021

Deep dive sessions

Top experts will discuss how to find and create business opportunities for scalable technological solutions.

Which market-ready innovations should policy and decision-makers keep an eye on? How can we strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration to address social and economic challenges related to the SDGs?

Deep dive sessions 2021

Action events

Showcase your track record in SDG-related technological innovation during the matchmaking events.

Or join master classes on the hurdles and technical solutions for specific development challenges. Or collaborate with people from different backgrounds and expertise during the hackathon.

Action events 2021

Innovation tours

Explore world-class technologies during two guided tours where you will experience the power of innovation.

Visit with us the world’s largest Waste to Energy facility in Sharjah. Afterwards we take you to the technology and innovation hub in the United Arab Emirates: the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park.

Innovation tours 2021

Two editions of the G-STIC conference in a hybrid format: online and live

October 2021 and January 2022

Our digital conference platform will turn all live sessions and panel debates into a great interactive experience and offer plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and participants.

You’ll also get the chance to receive an invitation to attend the G-STIC conference live in Dubai when you preregister for the online G-STIC conference.

24 – 27 OCTOBER 2021

G-STIC conference on the occasion of the 76th United Nations Day and G-STIC’s 5th anniversary

17 – 19 JANUARY 2022

G-STIC conference during the Global Goals Thematic Business forum of Expo 2020

Locations G-STIC conference in Dubai

Dubai Exhibition Centre, country pavilions and sustainability pavilion

The plenary sessions will be held in the Dubai Exhibition Centre, 300 m from the heart of the World Expo Dubai site.

The thematic deep dive sessions are scheduled to take place in different country pavilions. These will zoom in on practical examples of technological solutions in the different thematic clusters.

Some of the evening sessions will take place in the sustainability pavilion. There is a giant solar canopy on top of the pavilion with over a thousand solar panels and 18 energy trees in the gardens that rotate to follow the path of the sun. It’s a 100% self-sustaining building in the middle of a desert.

Previous G-STIC conferences

Uniting 6,000 people from 140 countries

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Meet respected experts from all around the world. Gather new ideas and knowledge from top innovators on sustainable development.

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Looking for experts in sustainable technology and innovation

Are you an expert in sustainable technology and innovation, particularly in G-STIC’s core areas of Climate, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Oceans, Space, Water, Circular Economy, ICT, Youth or Gender? Do you want to contribute to the fifth edition of the G-STIC conference? Then apply for a partnership and provide us with more details on the expertise you’re able to offer to our Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community.