World Economic Forum’s Summit on Global Agenda 2015 concludes in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2015 (WAM) — The World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda 2015 came to a conclusion in Abu Dhabi last night.
The three-day summit was jointly hosted by the UAE Federal Government and the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, together with the World Economic Forum. It was co-chaired by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, and Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.
Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, speaking at the close, said, “If you look around, you see many different nationalities and backgrounds, but we are all working together to create a better world, and I want to thank everyon for their contribution to creating a more positive future.”
Ali Al Mansoori said, “We are very proud that the summit has been held in Abu Dhabi. It provides a unique space for creative and collaborative thinking and, more importantly, the creation of a roadmap for action.”
The summit brought together more than 900 thought leaders from academia, business, government and civil society, from more than 60 countries. Together they discussed some of the most pressing issues on the global, regional and industry agendas including, global economic imbalances, cyber security, transparency and anti-corruption, social media, the future of travel and tourism, biodiversity and natural capital, and the role of the arts in society.
The outcomes of the various sessions in Abu Dhabi will shape the agenda for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2016.
Dr. Philipp Rosler, Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies at the Forum, said in his closing remarks, “As an international organisation for public-private cooperation, we are convinced that we can only deal with different challenges in a public-private mindset.”
This is the eighth time the summit has been hosted in the UAE, and the third time in Abu Dhabi. The continuing presence of the summit in the UAE is a testament to the UAE and Abu Dhabi’s significant role in global conversations.