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LEAP23: AI, robotics, and virtual reality, the future is now in Saudi Arabia

Monday marked the start of the second edition of Saudi Arabia’s leading technology event, LEAP. This high-profile event, happening until February 9 at the Riyadh Front Expo Center, brings together a wide range of innovative talents, a preview of cutting-edge products, and a host of celebrities, billionaire entrepreneurs, business moguls, and sports and music icons.

With a focus on innovation and collaboration, the conference aims to provide a platform for technology professionals to network, share knowledge and expertise, and explore new business opportunities.

An overview of key conference topics

Co-organised by Informa Tech, the Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and the Saudi Federation For Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, LEAP covers a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity, IoT, and more. These topics are explored in depth during a series of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops, providing attendees with an in-depth understanding of the latest trends and developments in the technology industry.

LEAP boasts an international cast of more than 900 exhibitors from over 50 countries, who will explore the industry’s leading perspectives on technology. These include Saudi heavyweights such as STC, NEOM, Aramco, Mobily and ELM, as well as many of the world’s leading tech companies such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Snapchat, Visa, Alibaba Cloud, Ericsson, Huawei, Dell, Nokia, SAP, Microsoft, Cisco and IBM.



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High-profile speakers


The conference also attracted more than 700 high-profile speakers, such as billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark, Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm and Susan Kilrain, NASA astronaut and second female space shuttle pilot. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend LEAP throughout the conference days. Celebrities involved in the technology sector are also present, such as rapper and former footballers Carles Puyol and Thierry Henry, now tech investors.

“This is an unprecedented and universal exhibitor mix which will send technology advancement into a whole new world-living orbit. LEAP is the window to tomorrow’s world, an event which powers the future and empowers those looking to shape it.”, said Michael Champion, Regional EVP, MEA at Informa Markets, one of the main organizers of LEAP.

LEAP 2023 is also hosting national pavilions from the United Kingdom, Finland, Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Oman and India.



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Published on 7 February 2023

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