UAE leaders, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and Queen Rania of Jordan will be among more than 100 international speakers at this year’s Dubai Government Summit which will run from will run from Feb. 9 to 11.
The event aims to focus on how governments can handle a changing world and a total of 87 countries will be participating.
Here’s a list of the top speakers from around the world and the UAE, as well as the sessions and timings.
The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations will be one of top officials at the event.
The U.N. chief has notably passed several major reforms on peacekeeping and U.N. employment practices in recent years.
He will be giving a Main Address on the first day of the summit.
Queen Rania of Jordan has become known for her advocacy work related to education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue, and micro-finance. She is also an avid user of social media.
She will also be giving a Main Address on the first day of the summit.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum is also the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid establishment for young entrepreneurs, and sits on the Dubai sports council and the Dubai autism center. In July 2009, he was appointed supreme president of the newly founded Hamdan bin Mohammed e-university.
Prince Hamdan will be announcing his “Special Initiative” this year in a session on the third day of the summit. You can find his special initiative announcement last year here.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force. He will be holding the Government Summit’s “Main Plenary Session” on the first day of the summit.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb took office in March 2014. Previously he served as Minister of Housing. His Main Address will be on the third and final day of the summit titled “The Future of Egypt.”
Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab has served as Professor of Business Policy, University of Geneva.
In 2004, founded the Forum of Young Global Leaders and, in 2011, founded the Global Shapers Community. Earlier in 1998, Schwab co-founded with his wife Hilde the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, supporting social innovation around the world… see more