Dubai: The World Government Summit (WGS) 2024 in Dubai will hear from Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the Silicon Valley company behind AI-powered chatbots ChatGPT and GPT-4, and other global disruptors.
The heads of 27 global organizations, including the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund and several United Nations agencies, will also join world leaders representing countries from all continents at the event, scheduled for March 12-14. February.
These details were revealed by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of WGS, during the WGS Dialogue held at the Museum of the Future on Tuesday.
Announcing the highlights of the new edition of the Summit, Al Gergawi said that the event will host more than 300 prime ministers in more than 23 ministerial meetings and executive sessions, 120 delegations, eight Nobel laureates and prominent business and thought leaders . The names of the presidents and prime ministers attending the summit will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s event, which attracts more than 4,000 participants, aims to address future trends and changes globally through six main themes, 15 international forums and more than 110 panel discussions and interactive sessions, with 200 speakers , including heads of state, prime ministers, government officials, experts and future creators.
Under the theme “Shaping the Governments of the Future”, the event is being held under the patronage of the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. and ruler of Dubai.
80 international and regional organizations
Al Gergawi said: “This year’s World Government Summit will be attended by 27 heads of international organizations, including Professor Klaus Schwab; the founder and executive president of the World Economic Forum, Ahmed Aboul Gheit; the Secretary General of the Arab League, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi; the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Haitham Al Ghais; the Secretary General of OPEC, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; the Director General of the World Health Organization, Kristalina Georgieva; the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Amina Mohammed; the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ajay Banga; the president of the World Bank Group, Rafael Grossi; the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mokhtar Diop; the CEO of the International Finance Corporation, Doreen Bogdan-Martin; the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Fahad Alturki; the general director and president of the Council of the Arab Monetary Fund, Dilma Rousseff; the president of the New Development Bank, Mathias Cormann; the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Gerd Müller; Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Renewable Energy Agency and other organizations.”
Al Gergawi said the event will also host private sector leaders, including Guillaume Faury; Airbus CEO Jensen Huang; NVIDIA founder and CEO Eric Schmidt; Co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former CEO of Google, Dr. Darío Gil; IBM senior vice president and director of research Yann LeCun; Vice President and Chief AI Scientist at Meta and a group of leading global entrepreneurs.
In collaboration with knowledge partners, the World Government Summit will publish a series of more than 25 strategic reports, with a focus on key sector practices and trends, Al Gergawi said.
Forums, ministerial meetings
Strategizing and future planning for vital sectors will be the focus of 15 global forums organized during the World Government Summit in collaboration with a number of international organizations and global technology institutions. Those forums include the Global Health Forum, the Government Services Forum, the Arab Government Leadership Forum, the Experience Sharing Forum, the Future of Transport Forum, the Arab Fiscal Forum, the Future of Education Forum , the Future of Space Forum and the Industry Forum and Advanced Technology Forum.
The Summit will also host the AI Forum, the Future of Work Forum, the Emerging Economies Forum, the Geotech Governance Forum, the Sustainable Development Goals Forum, the Arab Young Leaders Meeting and the Time event. 100.
Other events held during the Summit include panel discussions and roundtables analyzing the configuration of future governments, high-level ministerial meetings addressing sustainable development, a meeting for Arab finance ministers, another bringing together GCC labor ministers and a meeting for energy ministers to discuss the future of hydrogen energy.
6 main themes
The World Government Summit 2024 will focus on six main themes: Government Acceleration and Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and the Next Frontiers, Reimagining Development and Future Economies, Future Societies and Education, Sustainability and New Global Changes, and Urbanization and Government Priorities. global health.
The next edition of the World Government Summit will present a series of global awards that recognize heads of government, private sector actors and innovators for their exceptional contributions towards a better future. These include the Best Minister Award, the Dubai International Best Practices for Sustainable Development Award, the Edge of Government Award, the Best Government Application Award and the Global Government Excellence Award.
WGS 2024 will also launch the Global Ministers Survey, inviting ministers from various countries around the world to weigh in on key global issues.
Highlighting best practices, experiences and smart solutions, the World Government Summit brings together a number of national and international partners who share their visions and objectives Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi is the Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, Mattar Al Tayer, the Commissioner General of Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Welfare and Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, Saeed Mohammed Al. Tayer, Director General and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General, Dubai Municipality, Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, Director General of Digital Government and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council, and Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO of etisalat by e& participated in the panel discussion of the WGS Dialogue.