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Biggest of its Run: World Government Summit at Expo 2020

100,000 participants from over 190 countries will be invited to discuss the future at this major event

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29 June 2019

Last updated on 2 July 2019
Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
by Clarice Awa
Biggest of its Run: World Government Summit at Expo 2020

The four-day summit is expected to be the biggest one yet

With all the pavilion teasers and major projects planned, it's no surprise that Expo 2020 is projected to be BIG. Now, the site will also host another global-scale event that's promised to be just as exceptional.

For its 8th edition, the World Government Summit (WGS) will be held at Expo 2020 on November 22 until 25, 2020.

WGS is expected to have a strong line-up of high-profile officials, international organizations, and experts partake in its diverse programs exploring technology advancements and discussing real solutions to global challenges. We can look forward to more than 100,000 participants, 10,000 officials, 600 scholars, and 30 organizations from over 190 countries.

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In its previous run, WGS hosted over 4,000 international figures, including Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, Professor Klaus Schwab - Founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced on Twitter, "We will host an exceptional expo and summit, and invite the world to discuss the future."

UAE's new global status

“World Government Summit will represent the intellectual hub of Expo 2020 Dubai,” Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said. “Our aim is to organise a full-scale global event.”

“Combining the World Government Summit and Expo 2020 Dubai establishes a pioneering edition of the World Expos that will connect the past, present and future of nations," he added.

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, said, “The World Government Summit–Expo 2020 will present new platforms and exceptional ideas to foster forward-looking government culture on a global scale. It will also offer the world’s biggest centre for government practices and specialised research in future government work."

Exchanging ideas and knowledge

Under the theme “Connecting minds, creating the future", WGS will also become a platform for the UAE to share its inspirational story as a nation of tolerance, inclusiveness, and of the future.

The summit will showcase the country's government structure as well as international government models, so as to feature an efficient global governance system.

 
 

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