Dubai to host 8th edition of World Government Summit on 22 March

Doaa A.Moneim , Tuesday 8 Mar 2022

The UAE is set to hold the eighth World Government Summit (WGS) 2022 on 22 March, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the WGS Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi announced on Tuesday.

The WGS Dialogue at the Museum of the Future in Dubai

The event will be held over two days at the Expo 2020 Dubai at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Al-Gergawi said in a speech delivered at the WGS Dialogue at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, where he outlined the themes of the upcoming event.

Al-Gergawi said that WGS has become the largest global platform for shaping the future of governments, and since its inception it has helped shape the way governments have adapted to building a better future for humanity.

“The WGS continues to support the development of exceptional ideas such as the launch of the Museum of the Future, which anticipates the services humanity will need in the future,” Al-Gergawi said.

The WGS 2022 will host 15 forums, including new topics of focus for the Summit.

For the first time this year, the WGS will host the Global Crypto Forum, in recognition of the growth of cryptocurrencies and the shift they have affected in the financial sector globally.

The Summit will also discuss the rise of the internet’s next world, Web 3.0, in the Global Metaverse Forum that will become one of the most important global markets, blending elements of virtual and augmented reality technologies to enable individuals to live a new life in an integrated digital world in which they share “everything.

It will also organise the first Arab Meeting for Young Leaders, a platform for Arab youth to explore future prospects, and the Arab Government Administration Forum, which discusses ways to advance Arab government work.

Moreover, WGS 2022 will host the Cybersecurity in Aviation Forum to explore the future of safe, digitally enhanced and cyber-secure aviation, and discuss the future of investment in the Investopia Investment Summit, which provides a platform for launching new economic ideas.

The Summit, in partnership with international organisations, will also host forums that bring together the world's most prominent talents to discuss vital sectors and develop ideas and visions for a new future, mainly: the TIME 100 Gala, and the Forbes 30 Under 30 Forum.

In additions, WGS continues to host major forums that comprise key pillars for global communities and their future, namely: the Climate Change Forum, which focuses on the UAE hosting of the (COP28), and the Global Energy Forum, the Global Health Forum, the SDGs in Action, the Government Services Forum, the Women in Government Forum, and the Gender Balance Forum.

“Organising WGS 2022 at Expo 2020 Dubai will make for an exceptional event. It will build on the achievements of this incredible expo which overcame unprecedented challenges and disruption to bring people together in the most challenging of times,” Al-Gergawi added.

GWS has signed partnerships with more than 80 strategic, knowledge and media partners, and it will issue 20 reports in partnership and cooperation with key global research institutions, said Al-Gergawi.

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