An economic forum in Dubai, UAE, is scheduled to discuss the MENA region’s economic future.
INSEAD NAA UAE Leadership Forum, to be held on October 31, will also discuss prospects for cultural and social development and means to employ creativity and encourage creators and entrepreneurs to enable the region to reach high levels of progress and prosperity.
The one-day event will provide a platform for sharing diverse ideas and perspectives on promoting sustainable economic growth and shaping the future of the region.
The Forum is organized through a partnership between the INSEAD National Alumni Association (NAA) in the UAE, one of the world's leading graduate business schools, and the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO).
Both sides announced the event’s agenda, which includes many significant topics as part of a series of intensive sessions that will be organized over one day.
Through these sessions, they aim at sharing ideas and visions on possible means of collaborating to promote sustainable development processes in the region and conceptualizing opportunities that can be exploited to ensure a promising future for their people and enable them to overcome all challenges.
“Organizing the Forum, in partnership with the INSEAD National Alumni Association in the UAE, is part of our efforts to bring together various stakeholders to foster a meaningful discussion on key issues shaping the region with the goal of unlocking new opportunities for a better future,” said Director of Strategic Media Affairs in the GDMO Noora al-Abbar.
President of the INSEAD's NAA Elias Aad, for his part, said: “We are excited to host this event in collaboration with the GDMO.”
“An event of this nature allows the INSEAD Alumni to interact closely with leaders and visionaries of this region, giving us a better insight on how best to contribute to our community over the coming years and how leaders in the region can benefit from our global and local expertise and successes in various industries,” Aad explained.
The Forum’s first session titled “A New Vision for the Future” will feature a keynote address that will outline the UAE’s national vision to advance further growth and foster an innovation-driven economy.
The session will also look at how the Eight Principles of Governance and the Fifty-Year Charter, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, are setting the direction for Dubai’s future.