Summit on the Global Agenda to focus on world’s direction: Mansouri

DUBAI — The Summit on the Global Agenda, to be held for the third time in the UAE from November 28 to December 1, in cooperation with World Economic Forum (WEF), will be marked by the participation and presence of UAE and Arab thought leaders.

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Published: Thu 11 Nov 2010, 11:33 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:24 AM

The participants will present their views and suggestions on various concerns faced by humanity through their participation in the various Council sessions at the Summit.

The insights and ideas shared at the councils will form the basis for action plans to be formulated at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters next year. Through the summit, the UAE seeks to play a key role in the formulation of outcomes of sessions involving its representatives, and address topics of great relevance to the region.

“The presence of prominent UAE thinkers at this strategic event highlights the ability of the UAE to develop suggestions and opinions, along with the world’s leading thinkers, to address key global issues. The UAE delegates will enrich the debate with constructive dialogue and thus contribute to the proposals and solutions for various issues faced by the world,” said UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri.

“The UAE aims to activate the role of its thinkers and specialists along with a group of Arab intellectuals to effectively contribute to addressing crucial regional and global issues. For the UAE, the event is a significant platform to shed light on relevant topics and place them on the agenda of the global debate,” he added.

Al Mansouri and Dubai Economic Department Director-General Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi will co-chair the event. More than 50 Arab and UAE thought leaders, achievers and experts in the fields of renewable energy, climate change, competitiveness, emerging multinationals, energy security, institutional governance systems, social innovation, media, entertainment and infrastructure, intellectual property systems, and Internet security will participate in the summit.

“The UAE’s sustainable growth model focuses on developing the small and medium enterprises sector, which is a key contributor to GDP. Traditional growth sectors like retail, tourism, hospitality, aviation and logistics continue to record robust growth. The participation of UAE representatives from the key sectors at the Summit will contribute to enriching the regional and international experience and expertise, and set the platform for evolving new criteria to address economic changes following the global financial slowdown,” Al Qamzi said.

At the summit, more than 700 global leaders from academia, business, government and society will engage in interactive workshops to set priorities to improve the state of the world and identify the latest trends, risks and innovative solutions to address the world’s challenges. The outcomes of the summit will be integrated into next year’s WEF in Davos-Klosters.

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