What our 2023 sponsors say

‘’Batelco was absolutely delighted to participate at Touchdown Middle East 2023 as the exclusive Diamond Sponsor.

It was an excellent platform for us to showcase our digital infrastructure projects and to gain firsthand insight to industry datacenter trends and digital solutions. We were happy to meet and network with many industry experts to discuss the future of the region’s datacenter infrastructure landscape. The organizers did a great job in ensuring that things ran smoothly and catered to everybody’s need without hesitation. It’s events like these that help bolster the digital economy.’’ 


‘’Celebrating innovation and networking, Touchdown Middle East was a power-packed platform. 

As sponsors, Exagate and Boreas found immense value in the event’s vibrant atmosphere, fostering meaningful connections, and exploring groundbreaking solutions that redefine the data centre landscape. Adding to that engaging with industry leaders and sharing our expertise underscored the event’s value. 

We’re thrilled to be part of such an enriching experience.’’ 

Exagate & Boreas

“As a founding member of the Gulf Data Centre Association (GDCA), we were thrilled to participate in the inaugural Touchdown Middle East event in Bahrain. For many years, there has been a significant void in the market, as most data center events were primarily focused on product and service marketing rather than engaging in meaningful discussions about the region’s potential, challenges, and opportunities. The format of Touchdown ME, coupled with its diverse attendee list, insightful panel discussions, and ample networking opportunities, proved to be an exceptional success for us and all those we interacted with during the event. We look forward to continuing our support and collaboration with GDCA on future initiatives and events.” 

PTS Consulting

“Touchdown Middle East 2023 was a world-class data centre event. I would like to take this opportunity to praise the fantastic work that Henry Sutton and his incredible team have done to create what did not feel like an inaugural event. The calibre of delegates, the topics and the well-run logistics created an environment for people to discuss the real challenges and opportunities facing this emerging market. As one of the founding members of the GDCA, I for one was incredibly proud to be part of such a professional set up!’’ 

Duke McCaffrey

“With the emergence of the Middle East becoming a global Digital Infrastructure hub, we are delighted that the GDCA and Kickstart have worked together to create the immensely successful Touchdown conference. Datalec is committed to this exciting region and look forward to contributing to future events in 2024.”    

Datalec Precision Installations

‘’Touchdown Middle East 2023 was from our perspective an incredibly worthwhile event bringing together a diverse range of participants from a range of jurisdictions and expert fields from across the data centre industry. The mixture of deep industry and market knowledge from all GCC communities (and further afield!) on display was especially welcome and we very much look forward to supporting the Gulf Data Association in its continuing endeavours to create a positive and diverse data centre ecosystem across the region.’’ 

Charles Russell Speechlys

What our 2023 speakers say

“Great event and very interesting platform to connect and share my view on the future of innovations, potential of the market and to hear leaders in the region on the DC growth.” 

Louay Zeatier / Oracle

“Touchdown Middle East 2023 was a remarkable event, it is a genuine honour to contribute insights on the global state of the esports sector and how the MENA region plays a major role in the future developments of the industry. The vibrant exchange of ideas, engaging in discussions and sharing the stage with industry experts and thought leaders not only enriched the atmosphere but also set the stage for pioneering developments and collaborations in the dynamic realm of esports. The event’s unique approach truly made it a memorable experience.” 

Rami Jamal / PIERCER esports

‘’I was delighted to be able to attend and take part in the inaugural Touch Down Middle East event in Bahrain which I found to be highly informative and well worth attending. The team at the GDCA did a fantastic job in bringing DC experts both from within the region and globally with topics that were on point. The Gulf region is an exciting region of opportunities and growth in the Data Center industry which was highlighted throughout the eventWell done to all the GDCA team on the event, one that I hope to see only grow from strength to strength.’’ 

Gary Watson / Keppel DC REIT