World Government Summit 2017 kicks off in Dubai

Published February 12th, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The gathering will allow leaders to discuss the current challenges the world face today, including economic, political and environmental, as well as the rapid innovations in science and technology.
The gathering will allow leaders to discuss the current challenges the world face today, including economic, political and environmental, as well as the rapid innovations in science and technology.

As many as 4,000 delegates and 150 speakers representing 139 countries will attend the fifth edition of the World Government Summit which begins today.

The biggest highlight of the opening day of the three-day summit is a question and answer session by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed will examine the revival of the development process in the Arab World at the QA session besides his main address, which highlights ways to reignite the region's development.

The highly anticipated summit will focus on the Arab region at a time when it is facing substantial challenges on all fronts. Sheikh Mohammed will present his approach toward development and the potential future of the Arab World.

The three-day event will also include heads of state, scientists, scholars, academics, entrepreneurs, experts in finance and public policy. The gathering will allow leaders to discuss the current challenges the world face today, including economic, political and environmental, as well as the rapid innovations in science and technology.

The line up of 3-day event includes

> Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM and Minister of Presidential Affairs

> Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

> Prof. Klaus Schwab, founder of World Economic Forum

> Dr Brian Greene, founder of World Science Festival

> Robin Sharma, leadership speaker

> Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN

> Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO


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