Gulf Data Centre Association And Kickstart Europe Launch Touchdown Middle East

The Gulf Data Centre Association (GDCA), a trade organisation propelling the growth of the data centre industry across the GCC, has today announced the launch of Touchdown Middle East, the region’s first annual conference for the data centre industry, which will take place on the 21st and 22nd November 2023.

Developed in partnership with Amsterdam-based data and tech conference providers Kickstart Europe, Touchdown Middle East will bring together data centre industry leaders, C-level executives, critical decision-makers, trailblazing operators, industry influencers and more from across the Middle East.

On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at Al Dana Hall, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain, Touchdown Middle East 2023 will offer attendees the opportunity to gain region-wide insight into the latest trends, developments, and opportunities in the data centre market through keynote speeches from industry experts, panel discussions from leading voices and ample business development opportunities.

“The GDCA represents the region’s data centre market at both a local and global level, and our aim through the launch of Touchdown Middle East is to build the GCC’s reputation as a leading emerging market in the data centre sector and as a front-runner in today’s digital ecosystem,” says Henry Sutton, Founder of the GDCA and Touchdown Middle East. “With KickStart’s invaluable experience supporting us, we look forward to attendees of the conference being able to share and learn best practice expertise and invaluable knowledge as the industry gains significant ground in the region.”

Touchdown Middle East Agenda
Details of the full agenda speakers are set to be announced in the coming months.

The conference will kick off in the afternoon of the 21st November (Day 1), with a keynote on the current standing of GCC data centre market, followed by dynamic panel discussions covering pertinent topics from hyperscalers and finance to the impact of gaming, blockchain and AI on the industry. The 22nd November (Day 2) will see leading voices come together over the course of the day to look at the strategies, opportunities, sustainability and trends of the country markets across the GCC.

“We are excited to be supporting the launch of Touchdown Middle East, which has come at a critical time when countries across the Gulf continue to invest in growing their data economies,” says Stijn Grove, founder of Kickstart Europe. “Having a dedicated industry conference to bring key organisations and individuals from across the region together will be invaluable in the development of the Middle East’s digital prominence.”

Touchdown Middle East will welcome those from data centre operators, OEMs, professional services, government agencies, the real estate community and more to attend and participate in the conference.

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Touchdown Middle East 2023 will take place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at Al Dana Hall, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain.