Wednesday 3 June 2020

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Expo 2020 Dubai to host next World Government Summit

DUBAI, June 30, 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has directed to launch the next edition of the World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai from November 22 to 25, 2020.

The World Government Summit- Expo 2020 will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with an expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars, reported Emirates news agency Wam.

The four-day summit, expected to draw over 100,000 participants through its diverse futuristic programmes and pavilions, aims to cement the event’s status as a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide.

"Dubai will witness a different milestone in 2020 as a major station in the agenda of over 190 countries," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said. "We will host an exceptional expo and summit, and invite the world to discuss the future."

"World Government Summit will represent the intellectual hub of Expo 2020 Dubai," he noted. "Our aim is to organise a full-scale global event."

He added, "Combining the World Government Summit and Expo 2020 Dubai establishes a pioneering edition of the World Expos that will connect the past, present, and future of nations."

"2020 will be the year of unifying efforts towards cementing the UAE’s new global status,” Sheikh Mohammed concluded.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group and chairman of the Expo 2020 Higher Committee, said: "The World Government Summit brings new value to Expo 2020 Dubai’s objectives in fostering international cooperation and providing knowledge exchange platforms. Similarly, Expo 2020 Dubai reflects the Summit’s vision to boost governments’ efforts in finding innovative solutions for future challenges to shape a better future for people across the globe."

He noted that holding the summit at Expo 2020 Dubai site will provide an integrated platform that brings together world leaders, governments and entrepreneurs from all over the world to explore future opportunities and trends.

"Both mega events held in one place will present an ideal platform to exchange ideas and best practices across different sectors, developing strategies that shape a future of knowledge and sustainable development,” he added.

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, said: "The World Government Summit– Expo 2020 will present new platforms and exceptional ideas to foster forward-looking government culture on a global scale. It will also offer the world’s biggest centre for government practices and specialized research in future government work.”

The summit will highlight the successful government model of the UAE and share different experiences of world governments to innovate an efficient global government model and strengthen international cooperation to face rising economic challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The summit also foresees the role of future technology advancements in shaping the future of governments and explores solutions to face universal challenges posed by disruptive technologies.

In its seventh edition, the World Government Summit received over 4,000 global figures, government officials and specialists from 140 countries, in addition to leaders of over 30 international organisations.

The 2019 summit also hosted over 600 world-renowned experts who took part in over 200 sessions that sparked dialogues on issues facing future government.


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