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Arab Strategy Forum set for kick-off in Dubai

The 12th edition of the annual Arab Strategy Forum (ASF 2019) is set to kick off today (December 9)  at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, under the theme ‘Forecasting the Next Decade2020-2030’.

The event is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

This year's event, running a series of panels and Q&A sessions with some of the world’s leading personalities on the political and economic stage, including former US Vice President Dick Cheney and former Lebanese Prime Minister His Excellency Fouad Siniora, will examine the world’s geopolitical landscape in the 10 years ahead.

The Forum will analyse their likely consequences to forecast what the world will look like by 2030 with the aim of charting a roadmap for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders in their preparations to achieve lasting stability, peace and harmony.

ASF 2019 will also release three reports offering insights into the future: ‘The World in 2030 – Trends, Transformations, Opportunities and Challenges’, ‘11 Questions for the Next Decade’, and ‘Mosque & State: How Arabs See the Next 10 Years’.

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, president of the Arab Strategic Forum, said: “With its future-focused approach, ASF continues to consolidate its reputation as a global open platform for the exchange of ideas and visions among elite thinkers, experts and prospective global leaders.”

“Through an annual scrutiny of the region and the world at large in the next decade, the Forum is a valuable resource that gains momentum year on year given the dynamic global geopolitical transformations we continue to witness.

“The Forum provides information and recommendations related to the future of economy and politics from the world’s leading experts to support decision makers in learning and building realistic action plans and flexible strategies to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service