The World Government Summit (WGS) which kicks off from 10th February in Dubai is not any more limited to the meeting of minds. Six years into its initiation, the three-day forum would be offering a podium in order to present ideas or even knowledge so that it can be uses for the betterment of the society or for making the world a better place to live in.
Much of the babble in the halls and corridors of the Mina Salam Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah would be fixated on current affairs, global politics, and industry. However, this doesn’t mean that environmental concerns and sustainability would remain out of focus. Similarly, emphasis would be placed on how the governments are conforming and readjusting to technology and also on artificial intelligence.
Environmental policy will be the crux of many talks and entire sessions throughout the three day summit, with actor Harrison Ford would be delivering a speech on Tuesday, about ocean conservation. Other important topics would include the role of women in the building of a nation, as governments around the world are pressing for more equality across societies.
The future of global trade and how it is got impacted by fast technological advancement would also be the agenda of the summit.
Some of the leading speakers of the event are Mr Ban, Adnan Amin, and Luis de Alba.
A small number of UAE ministers as well as leaders are scheduled to speak also, with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, set to contemplate on Pope Francis’s visit to the UAE, after a papal message to the summit is delivered
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, would also be speaking on seven trends that is moulding future cities and His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, will be ending the summit with a speech titled “A Journey of Wisdom”.
The summit will also start with the award for best minister in the world. The award would recognize the exceptional endeavors of government ministers in enforcing successful reform. Former winners consist of Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia, and Australian environment minister Greg Hunt.
The WGS is used as a stage for ideas as well as innovation, as it is used for announcing some of the region’s most interesting projects. In 2015, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai disclosed a Museum of the Future would become an incubator for innovation.