Sustainability and innovation takes center stage as Global Leaders Forum kicks off tomorrow

Sustainability and innovation takes center stage as Global Leaders Forum kicks off tomorrow

DUBAI – April 02, 2018: The first edition of Global Leaders Forum will be staged in Dubai on April 3, 2018, aims at addressing challenges and next steps in creating sustainable business and economy. Organized by Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East, the forum is being held at Armani Hotel Dubai.

The day-long event will explore the challenges that governments, businesses and societies face in fostering innovation and being more sustainable, and the opportunities presented by following a more sustainable agenda.

The forum will host global leaders who have successfully led growth and driven innovation. The forum will serve as a platform for leaders to engage, network, discuss and learn about best practices from global leaders.

“Our aim is to bring government entities and business leaders together to discuss challenges and ideas in being more sustainable. The Global Leaders Forum aims to discuss issues of critical regional and national importance, from economic diversification to smart cities and energy. It will also serve as a platform for leaders to engage, network, discuss and learn about the best practices from global leaders. We are looking forward to some interesting discussion and learnings that will be beneficial to those present,” said Poonam Chawla, General Manager, Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East.

The high-profile speaker list at the event includes H.E Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry – UAE; H.E. Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment Development Authority (Shurooq); Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of Smart Dubai Office; Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Dubai Multi Commodity Centre; Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC Properties; Mustafa Kheriba, Group COO of Abu Dhabi Financial Group; Hamed Zaghw, Chief Executive, Middle East of AECOM; Peter England, CEO of RAKBANK; Osman Sultan, CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company; Armand Arton, CEO & President of Arton Capital; and Gregor Koželj, CEO, Founder of X8 AG amongst others.

The Global Leaders Forum will attract professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, political leaders, change agents and promising leaders to connect and network, under one roof. Through interactive sessions, the focus will be on gauging the expected impact of new economic developments in the coming years, identifying the areas for change and improvement in policy-making and understanding how business leaders can embrace disruption to remain competent.

Sponsored by X8 AG, Arton Capital, Steelcase and Singapore Airlines as Official Airline Partner, the event will feature various keynote and panel discussions focusing on Devising the New Normal for a Sustainable Economy; Driving Investments and Building a Robust Financial Sector; The Future of Energy; Building Smart Cities towards a Smart Economy and Capitalizing Economic Transformation through Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Further information regarding this event can be found at

About Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East:
Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East provides new perspectives on business, politics and society in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. With a compelling mix of local and international content, the publication aims to provide influential decision makers with the information they need to stay ahead of the pack.

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