Metaverse, Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity: Six New Forums at the World Government Summit – News

Two-day event to address emerging threats in volatile financial markets and virtual worlds

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Published: Wed 23 Mar 2022, 4:33 PM

This year’s World Government Summit (WGS2022) will host six new forums to address emerging threats in volatile financial markets and virtual worlds as the world recovers from Covid-19.

The many premieres of the Summit, which will be held March 29-30 at Expo 2020 Dubai, include the Global Metaverse Forum, the Global Crypto Forum and the Cybersecurity in Aviation Forum. The inaugural Investopia Summit, Arab Young Leaders Meeting and Arab Government Administration Forum will also appear on the WGS stage for the first time.

The other nine forums scheduled during the two-day event include the Climate Change Forum, the Global Health Forum, the Global Energy Forum, the SDGs in Action, the Women in Government Forum, the Government Services Forum and the Gender Balance Forum. , the Forbes 30 Under 30 Forum and the TIME 100 Gala.

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and Chairman of the Government’s Global Summit Foundation, said: “The launch of these global forums as part of the main activities of the Summit achieves the event to identify and highlight the most important global trends in vital sectors”.

He added: “WGS presents an innovative way to improve the readiness of governments for the future, based on the human capacity for foresight and proactivity, and leveraging cutting-edge technology to build a new generation of capable governments. to innovate tools to quickly respond to change, overcome challenges, and adapt to unexpected factors with the unforeseen.

“WGS has cemented its position as the most important global gathering on the agendas of policy makers in more than 190 countries, shaping the future of governments, creating solutions to future challenges, and strengthening collaboration and integration between governments, the public and private sector, countries and communities”.

Metaverse World Forum

At the inaugural Global Metaverse Forum, world-renowned technologists and futurists from WGS2022 will explore the potential of the new Internet era – Web 3.0. The forum will highlight the characteristics of the metaverse by offering a parallel digital world with unlimited potential.

The Forum will dive deep into the future opportunities contained in the virtual worlds that have emerged in recent years, as places where users can buy land, build houses and cities, and develop projects by blending virtual reality technologies. and increased.

World Crypto Forum

The Global Crypto Forum will focus on driving global efforts to embrace digital currencies alongside an ecosystem for its use, both regionally and globally. The forum, which will be held for the first time during the WGS, will highlight the need to develop a global system that regulates the uses of digital currency, while setting clear priorities for governments and the private sector regarding the effective use of digital currencies. blockchain technologies while promoting the uses of cryptocurrency.

The forum will provide a platform for thought and industry leaders in the field to discuss innovation in the sector and the mechanisms needed to ensure a responsible approach to financial solutions now and in the future.

women in government

The Women in Government Forum provides a space for global dialogue on women’s leadership in the public sector and shines a spotlight on women leaders as they discuss how to advance the inclusion and empowerment of women in the government. The Forum provides an opportunity for governments around the world to pledge their support and make strong commitments to empower more women at the highest levels of decision-making. It also aims to create a global network of female leaders in the public sector to support, nurture and mentor the next generation of female leaders.

Arab Government Administration Forum

The Arab Government Administration Forum organized in partnership with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), part of the Arab League, aims to promote public administration, evolve public systems and services for societies Arabs and to perpetuate them. It will host senior Arab officials.

The Forum will host a high-level meeting bringing together Ministers of Public Service and organize round tables with 60 Arab government personalities, bringing together representatives of international organizations, mainly the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Program for Development and the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Commission for Western Asia.

Arab Meeting of Young Leaders

The WGS will organize the Arab Meeting of Young Leaders, the first edition of the Arab Meeting of Young Leaders, organized by the Arab Youth Center, under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs .

The meeting will highlight the Arab youth work sector and various initiatives related to youth empowerment and engagement. It will further connect young leaders from various fields and sectors with key decision-makers, including members of Arab and international governments and institutions. The aim is to promote joint Arab action and investment to empower young people to unlock their potential to contribute to the development and stability of the Arab world.

Aviation Cybersecurity Forum

In partnership with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Aviation Cybersecurity Forum will discuss the future of aviation, new travel concepts and how governments and the private sector are integrating cybersecurity measures into global policies. to enhance the sustainability of the aviation industry.


WGS is hosting the first-ever Investopia Summit in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy. An exclusive gathering of government and corporate leaders, investors, financial institutions, family offices to discuss and facilitate investment opportunities. Investopia will be the starting point to launch 100 international investment opportunities in partnership with the world’s top 50 innovators.

Climate Change Forum

The Climate Change Forum aims to explore the roadmap and economic opportunities to accelerate and scale up the transition to a net zero future. The World Government Summit brings together world leaders and experts to initiate urgent and unprecedented systemic change to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change on people and nature.

The TIME 100 Gala

The WGS will host the “TIME 100 Gala” in partnership with TIME Magazine, as the Museum of the Future’s first international event. The gala will bring together thought leaders, experts and global influencers in a new expansion of the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

The TIME 100 is a community of leaders established in 1999 that has grown into a global franchise by creating a positive impact on the world.

World Health Forum

The World Health Forum, organized in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), will discuss the outlook for 2022, the transformations of societies, post-Covid-19 pandemic technological advances. The Forum will further discuss the importance of the multilateral approach to promote global health, as well as the adoption of new technologies in personalized care, telemedicine, genomic medicine, medical robotics, algorithms based on data and biotechnological advances.

World Energy Forum

The World Energy Forum, organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council, focuses on renewable energy and its importance in mitigating climate change on the path to a net zero future. The forum further discusses efforts to accelerate the global energy transition, government efforts to scale up investments and strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration towards greater agility and preparedness.

A global platform to build the future

At WGS 2022, more than 4,000 senior government officials, experts and private sector leaders will engage in exploring the future of government through more than 110 sessions and interactive panels over the three days of March 28-30, 2022.

Since its launch in 2013, the World Government Summit has focused on shaping future governments and building a better future for humanity, providing a new model for international partnerships based on shaping future governments.

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