I hope we can take the UAE’s example and keep up. Promoting happiness is a lifetime pursuit of virtue; and virtue is learned by example, habit and instruction. This is a simple idea, but it is not seen in many countries.

PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS
Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Promoting happiness

Human beings are the most important resources. We focus on young people, particularly the new generation, who have a lot more potential than we ever had before because of their access to technology.

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS
Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Human beings

When a company gets bigger and its nature of its work activities become interconnected, the becomes similar to government as it serves an increasing number of people. For an airline company to continue succeeding, it has to build policies that make the customers a priority.

SIR RICHARD BRANSON
Founder of Virgin Group

Nature of its work

The role of governments in shaping the future of their citizens has never been as important as it is today.

PROFESSOR KLAUS SCHWAB
Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

shaping the future

We must strive to promote open and innovative public sectors which actively engage with their citizens; which focus upon expanding opportunities for all; which support businesses to create jobs and fuel the economy; and which provide high performing accessible social services – particularly health and education.

H.E. JOSÉ ÁNGEL GURRÍA
Secretary General of the OECD

Open and innovative public sectors

We are a proud supporter of the World Government Summit because good governance is the foundation for all development. Delivering quality public services and creating conditions that encourage businesses to create jobs are fundamental to building opportunity and prosperity for all.

H.E. JIM YONG KIM
President of the World Bank Group

Good governance

Government is about more than just functioning well– the processes, systems and plans should truly serve the common good.

H.E. BAN KI MOON
Secretary General of the United Nations

Serve the common good

We need to do more for energy, more for gender equality, more for solid infrastructure.
So this is not just about investing in other ountries but about investing in ourselves.

HONOURABLE JOSEPH MUSCAT
Prime Minister of Malta

investing in ourselves

Nations will fail if governments and the people have not been working together to fulfil the expectations and aspirations of their people.

HONOURABLE PAUL KAGAME
President of Rwanda

Working together

An outstanding government views every citizen as a national resource. Building the nation should not be shouldered by the government alone but is rather the duty of every citizen and resident in this beloved country.

H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

Building the nation

The Summit is for those who are willing to strive for great heights. It is a unique global gathering,  a hub for government innovation and a powerhouse for new ideas.

H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

Government innovation

Together, we can ensure that more of our children get the education that prepares them for the global economy, that economic growth is inclusive, and that more communities can do their part to protect our planet.

HONOURABLE BARACK OBAMA
President of the United States of America

Economic growth

THE SUMMIT


World Government Summit 2017 in numbers

90+

Speakers with more than 120+ Interactive sessions & Activities.

4000+

Attendees at the World Government Summit 2016.

130+

Participating Countries.

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SPEAKERS


100+ Distinguished speakers from across the globe

The World Government Summit brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought leaders and pioneers. They engage in inspirational, thought-provoking, and future-focused dialogues that aim to shape the future of governments and help improve the lives of citizens worldwide.

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PUBLICATIONS


9 Reports & studies covering diverse topics

The World Government Summit Organization regularly produces series of specialized studies and reports published for the first time in the region, Seeking to be a platform for regional exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field of shaping the future governments.

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Edge Of Government DOWNLOAD

Edge Of Government

Innovation in government is about new ways to impact the evteryday lives of citizens

"Shaping The Future Of Work Technology’s Role In Employment" DOWNLOAD

"Shaping The Future Of Work Technology’s Role In Employment"

Technological advancements paved the way for Big Data, Mobility, Cloud technologies & Internet of Things (IoT) which are now a pivotal elements

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