Does it make sense to travel around the world for a conference?

Short answer: YES!

Keep on reading for the long answer :)

If you are a regular reader of the SPIN Ideas blog, you will know that I am a big advocate of building relationships: with your audience, clients, media partners and any other shareholders.

In the past two and a half years, online meetings have opened new doors for us and enabled us to meet and build relationships with people from all over the world, some of whom we would have never reached out to otherwise.

However, as humans are social animals, we do need to meet people face to face, get inspired, have conversations, learn about new ways of working, hear about and debate on different topics, and see different perspectives. One may argue that most of the above can also be done online; however, it is very hard - if not impossible - to replicate the energy and emotions you experience when participating in a face-to-face event.

This year, for the first time, we connected with Dubai Welcome Center, the organizer of GITEX GLOBAL and  North Star Conference. Slowly but surely, they have become a startup and tech hub that can’t be ignored.

Below is a bit of background

North Star Conference is part of the GITEX Global. They aim to unify the world’s most influential ecosystems advancing business, economy, society and culture through the sheer power of innovation. The conference focuses on featuring the transcendent power of 6G to the vast virtual business ecosystems of the Metaverse – among many tech-powered revolutions and future-forward thinking.

Another conference track is focused on investments, Dubai is the rising startup capital of the world, and North Star has a strong belief that startup success is a result of international collaboration. North Star is a proud contributor to the global startup ecosystem.

Time for new ideas, creativity and connections

If you have the chance to travel this month, I advise you to consider Dubai as your destination and check out the GITEX GLOBAL and  North Star Conference that takes place between October 10-14.

Be curious, meet new people, exchange ideas and let the magic of connection take place.