Egypt s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Al-Gergawi made the remarks in a press conference held by the WGS at the Museum of Future in Dubai to announce its agenda, main themes and forums under the slogan “Shaping Future Governments,” Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The summit will witness the participation of 20 presidents, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Senegalese President and Chairperson of the African Union Macky Sall, Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez, and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, said Al-Gergawi.
The WGS’s 2023 edition will also convene over 250 ministers, more than 10,000 government officials, thought leaders and global experts around the world, and over 80 international, regional and governmental organisations, Al-Gergawi further specified.
The summit will feature prominent business leaders from the private sector, he added.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and President of the World Bank David Malpass will deliver speeches during the summit and the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation will be also participating.
A total of 300 speakers from thought leaders, global experts and decision makers worldwide will participate in the summit to share visions and discuss ideas and strategies towards the future, said WAM.
The summit will also include high-level ministerial meetings, including a meeting between the Arab finance ministers and another meeting between Arab youth ministers.
It will see many bilateral agreements and meetings with the aim of securing an opportunity for decision-makers worldwide to exchange visions on future governments.
The dialogue sessions wich will be held during the WGS will be divided into six main themes: accelerating development and governance, future of societies and healthcare, exploring the frontiers, governing economic resilience and connectivity, global city design and sustainability and prioritising learning and work.
The WGS will present 7 global awards in appreciation of government ministers, representatives of the private sector, innovators and creators, who have exceptionally contributed to providing a better society for humanity.
The awards include the Edge of Government Award; the Best Minister Award; the World Data Visualisation Prize; the M-Gov Award and Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge, WAM noted.
Formed by a team of experts in 2013, the WGS event is held annually in Dubai to act as a platform for government officials and thought leaders. It also acts as a platform for business leaders and the private sector on government policies, and for discussing technology innovation and a host of other topics.