The UAE Government took part in 12 key sessions of the World Economic Forum held in Dalian, China, in the presence of over 1,900 government officials, researchers and entrepreneurs from over 100 nations.
The Forum, held under the title ‘Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalisation’, centers on a number of topics, which include the role of governments in remaining abreast of new technologies which appear with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The UAE delegation shared its pioneering experience in shaping a global infrastructure of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. It also emphasized its dedication to involve future technologies for the service of people and their future.
Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, and also Co-Chair of the present World Economic Forum, took part in the press conference of the Co-Chairs in presence of government official and media organizations taking part in the forum.
In a session titled ‘Conversation on Leadership’, Al Falasi elaborated on the role of governments in keeping up with the new technologies and the fourth industrial revolution. Al Falasi also submitted UAE’s evolving experience in the ‘Talent Transforming Technology’ session and expressed UAE’s goal to provide the future generation with the skills needed for future jobs in various professions and sectors in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, took part in two core sessions entitled ‘Tech for Good’ and ‘Creating Inclusive Communities’. She cited that the UAE has started initiatives to use technology for the service of the community and to provide customized services in the future, that will swiftly improve the way of living and make everything from transport to health and education not only more efficient but also sustainable.
Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State, even took part in a special session on the future of food and agritech.
On the UAE’s pioneering experience in space exploration, Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, took part in a session titled ‘China, Science and the world’, and another titled ‘Sustaining the Space Economy’ and reviewed the contribution of the space sector to sustainability and the development of a knowledge-based economy.