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The Summit Dialogue announces 15 priority forums to shape the future

Group photo of the summit participants.

Group photo of the summit participants.

15 global forums defining the future of agile governance were announced on Monday ahead of the eighth edition of the World Government Summit 2022 (WGS) at the pre-event Summit Dialogue held at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.

The World Government Summit in it eighth edition is set to take place at the Expo 2020 Dubai between 29-30 March 2022

In his opening remarks, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organization, said that the Summit has become the world’s largest and leading platform for the creation of innovative new models of agile and resilient governance, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Summit dialogue hosted Dr Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Chang;  Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy; Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, Vice Chair of the World Government Summit Organization; Shamma Bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Director of the World Government Summit Organization.

“The World Government Summit has become the incubator of new ideas and innovative solutions where knowledge and success stories are shared and exchanged by pioneering government officials, thought leaders and industry experts,” he said.

Al Gergawi noted that WGS 2022 will be the largest gathering of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic started, giving governments a much-needed platform to regroup and focus our collective strength to cement efforts for a rapid and sustainable global recovery.

He added: “It is only fitting that we are hosting the WGS 2022 Dialogue, at the Museum of the Future. Since 2014,  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the conception of the Museum of the Future, and the first exhibition took place in the WGS 2015. And today, this conception has been delivered through the most beautiful building on earth as a reality, where future solutions to humanity’s challenges will materialise through the engagement and collaboration.”

He went on to note that hosting the Summit at the Expo 2020 Dubai is symbolic of the UAE’s philosophy of connecting minds and creating the future.

“Organising WGS 2022 at Expo 2020 Dubai will make for an exceptional event,” he said. “It will build on the achievements of this incredible expo that overcame unprecedented challenges and disruptions to bring people together in the most challenging of times.

“The missions of WGS and Expo 2020 Dubai are seamlessly aligned. We seek to enhance the participation of countries around the world to shape a future of shared prosperity and opportunity. We are seeking to build better governmental, economic, social and technological structures for the future. We are connecting the world’s greatest minds to create the future we all want.”

More than 500 thought leaders and decision-makers will lead 110 dialogues and knowledge sessions which will explore the global trends shaping future governance.

Mohammed Al Gergawi also added that the Summit will draw more than 4,000 participants from more than 190 countries, from an array of sectors including government, artificial intelligence (AI), science, technology, aviation, finance, cryptocurrency, energy, and the economy.

15 Forums: The World Government Summit will host 15 forums, including new areas of focus for the Summit.

Existing editions of WGS forums will be hosted, including the SDGs in Action, the Government Services Forum, the Women in Government Forum, the Global Health Forum, the Climate Change Forum, and the Gender Balance Forum.

Among the new Forums are Global Crypto Forum, Global Metaverse Forum, Global Energy Forum, Arab Government Administration Forum, Arab Meeting for Young Leaders, Investopia Summit, Cybersecurity in Aviation Forum, TIME 100, as well as Forbes 30 Under 30.

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More than 30 international and regional organizations are planned to attend and engage in a range of forums, sessions, and dialogues, including the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, the Atlantic Council, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Arab Monetary Fund and the Islamic Development Bank.

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