Arab Strategy Forum 2018 to take place on 12th December

DUBAI, The Arab Strategy Forum, ASF 2018, taking place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today announced the detailed programme of activities that will take place on 12th December 2018 in Dubai.

In its 11th edition, the Forum will gather prominent regional and international experts, politicians, economists, intellectuals, and strategic analysts to forecast the state of the world in 2019. Speakers and attendees will examine dynamic indicators that are expected to play a key role in shaping policies and affecting economies on a regional and global scale.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Forum, said, “The Arab Strategy Forum contributes to realising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; that of shaping the future through foresight. It’s an opportunity to better understand the state of the world and the Arab region through analysing economic and political indicators as well as strategic future shifts.”

“In 2001, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Arab Strategy Forum to serve as a platform for balanced analyses by decision makers to offer a clearer understanding of the economic and political outlook for the Arab region and the world at large. As part of this mandate, year on year, the Forum releases a series of economic and political reports and studies, in addition to hosting high profile intellectuals who add value to its future-focused thought sessions,” he added.

Al Gergawi emphasised the significance of the Forum in anticipating challenges, recognising opportunities, and maintaining development paths. He also noted that the Arab Strategy Forum has become a much-awaited global platform for the transparent and healthy exchange of ideas and opinions that contribute to drawing a roadmap for future global action.

The agenda for the 2018 edition of the Arab Strategy Forum includes five panel discussions and two lectures. Through leveraging reliable data and expert opinions, the Forum’s sessions seek to explore future challenges and opportunities in the region via in-depth analyses, and provide decision makers with accurate annual forecasts of major events.

Among its key highlights, the Forum will feature an open economic dialogue with members of the audience to answer the question � what’s next for the economy of the Arab world?

Source: Emirates News Agency