Emirati and Arab thought leaders to share strategic insights at the summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai

DUBAI: More than 100 Emirati and Arab thought leaders and business experts will share their strategic insights on pressing issues facing humanity at the Summit on the Global Agenda held in partnership with World Economic Forum (WEF) for the fifth time in the UAE in Dubai from 12 to 14 November 2012.

The Emirati and Arab thought leaders will share their views at the Summit’s more than 88 Councils which will form the basis for action plans to be formulated to address today’s key global concerns at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters next year.

The UAE’s Minister of Economy and co-chair of the Summit Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri said: “Arab thought leaders, including a number of prominent personalities from the UAE, will attend the various Councils that deliberate on issues ranging from urban development to poverty, climate change and healthcare systems. Their active role in this constructive process of dialogue will enable the region’s leaders to share their experiences with their global counterparts.”

He added: “Over the years, the Arab world, particularly the Gulf region, has made tremendous strides in addressing various concerns that affect humanity. The UAE, for example, has already underlined its thought leadership in promoting sustainable energy management and in developing modern urban environments. Our experience can serve as a roadmap for creating a developmental agenda to address pressing issues.”

Director General of DED and Co-Chair of the summit Sami Al Qamzi said: “The UAE economy has demonstrated its resilience to the global financial challenges and is today firmly on the growth path. As the haven of stability in the Middle East region, the nation stands out as a model for others. Our success in driving the growth of a knowledge economy will help enrich the dialogue at the Summit, and contribute to shaping new ideas to counter the challenges facing the world.” These delegates include thinkers 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.

At the Summit, the participants 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.

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