Agenda Overview

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00 – 09:15 Depart to Gitex (walking)
09:15 – 09:20 Arrival at TiE Lounge
09:30 – 09:45 Finalists move to stage or rooms as per allocation. There are 3 different parallel stages where the pitches will happen. (Details of your pitch location and order will be provided soon)
09:46 – 09:50 Arrival & seating after confirming pitch order for yourself
09:50 – 09:59 Opening & Welcome
10:00 – 10:19 Pitch by Chapter 1, 2 & 3
10:20 – 10:39 Pitch by Chapter 4, 5 & 6
10:40 – 10:59 Pitch by Chapters 7, 8 & 9
11:00 – 11:19 Pitch by Chapters 10, 11 & 12
11:20 – 11:39 Pitch by Chapters 13, 14 & 15
11:40 – 11:59 Pitch by Chapters 16, 17 & 18
12:00 – 12:19 Pitch by Chapters 19, 20 & 21
12:20 – 13:39 LUNCH BREAK
13:40 – 13:59 Assemble in allocated stage or rooms
14:00 – 14:19 Pitch by Chapters 22, 23 & 24
14:20 – 14:39 Pitch by Chapters 25, 26 & 27
14:40 – 14:59 Pitch by Chapters 28, 29 & 30
15:00 – 15:19 Pitch by Chapters 31, 32 & 33
15:20 – 15:39 Pitch by Chapters 34, 35, & 36
15:40 – 15:59 Pitch by Chapters 37, 38 & 39
16:00 – 16:19 Pitch by Chapters 40 & 41
16:20 – 16:40 Jury Deliberation
16:40 TOP 6 WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT (Main GFS Stage)
16:50 Announcement of Evening Program + Next Day Details
17:00 End of Semi Finals Pitch, can return to Ibis.
18:30 – 18:45 Leave to Dinner Venue
19:00 – 22:00

Cocktails & Dinner, Venue TBC.

  • Announcement of Chapter Lead Awards for 2021 at the event.
08:00 – 09:15 Breakfast & Networking
09:30 – 09:45 Depart to Gitex (walking)
09:45 – 10:00 Arrival at TiE Lounge, Network
11:00 – 11:14 Opening & Welcome on Gitex Future Stars, Main Stage
11:15 – 11:34 Pitch 1
11:35 – 11:54 Pitch 2
11:55 – 12:14 Pitch 3
12:15 – 12:44 LUNCH BREAK
12:45 – 13:04 Pitch 4
13:05 – 13:24 Pitch 5
13:25 – 13:44 Pitch 6
13:45 – 14:15 JURY DELIBERATION
14:16 – 14:19 Jury Acknowledgement
14:20 – 14:23 Sponsor / Partner Acknowledgements
14:24 – 14:27 Empower Announcement of India Finals
14:28 – 14:39 Winners Announcement
14:40 – 15:00 Photo Op for Winners + All Finalists on Stage with Jury, Team etc
15:10 – 17:00 Connect to Investors
17:15 Return to Ibis
18:30 Departure from Ibis for traditional Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina
19:00 – 21:30 Dhow Cruise on Dubai Marina including Arabic buffet and entertainment
21:30 – 22:00 Return to Ibis