World Government Summit to host world leaders

Dubai, February 7, 2016: From February 8-10, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) government will host hundreds of leaders from around the world – including government representatives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and heads of multilateral organizations – for the World Government Summit 2016.

This year’s theme is ‘Shaping Future Governments,’ and the agenda is focused on global challenges and solutions around delivering government services.

The World Government Summit will be opened by the U.S. President Barack Obama who would do so via video-conference, and the event will feature representatives from 125 countries spanning academia and the public and private sectors, including: Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank; Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations  Foundation; Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum; and Nabeel Al Araby, Secretary-General of the Arab League.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will host the World Government Summit.

Maktoum will also conduct a social media conversation on the “Dialogue of the Future” with his 10 million followers, where he will answer questions on his vision for the future of government, education, health, cities, and other vital sectors.

This World Government Summit will include the Museum of the Future, which will showcase new technologies that can support government services, and the Edge of Governments exhibit, which will highlight 15 case studies on Governance 2.0.

It will also honor the winners of the ‘Best Minister in the World’ award, ‘Best Mobile Government Service’ award, and ‘Innovative Teacher’ award. After the Summit, organizers will release several research reports and surveys.

Since 2013, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has hosted the annual Summit that brings together government officials, thought leaders, thinkers, policy makers, and private sector executives to discuss the best ways to develop the future of government.