Collections of side sessions grouped together under specific themes. Can be either public or private and usually held for smaller, specialized audiences, with specific local and international partners.
SDGs in Action
In 2016 the World Government Summit launched the SDG’s in Action WGS platform, focused on the importance of multelateral efforts in implementing the world’s 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Since its inception, the SDGs in Action platform has become synonymous with innovation and impact towards the global goals. The platform launched, during the WGS the Global Councils on SDGs, to address global challenges through innovative projects, whitepapers, and initiatives, to accelerate the implementation of the Decade of Action.
Global Crypto Forum
Digital currencies started over a decade ago as an alternative means of exchange to traditional fiat currencies. Since then, they have evolved and expanded rapidly in a short period of time, shifting from a niche to being listed as an asset class in investment portfolios.
Global Metaverse Forum
The World Government Summit will explore why the metaverse is a key focus for big tech offering a parallel digital world with unlimited potential. The Forum will explore key opportunities offered for governments and society; including potential applications for new ways of work, services delivery and investments.
Global Energy Forum
Renewable clean energy has become a critical to mitigate climate change on the road to a net zero future. To accelerate the global energy transition, governments are increasing investments and collaboration towards greater agility and preparedness.
TIME 100 Gala
The WGS will host “TIME 100 Gala” in partnership with TIME Magazine, as the first international event to be hosted outside the USA and is set to take place in the Museum of the Future.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Forum
In partnership with Forbes Magazine, the WGS is hosting the “Forbes 30 Under 30” Forum, offering a platform to integrate top young entrepreneurs with world leaders and changemakers through a set of panels and roundtable discussions.
Climate Change Forum
To avert the worst impacts of climate change on people and nature, the world needs urgent, unprecedented, systemic change to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The Climate Change Forum at the World Government Summit will explore the roadmap and econom
Arab Meeting for Young Leaders
The World Government Summit 2022, held at Expo 2020 Dubai, will host the first edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders, organized by the Arab Youth Center, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and
Arab Government Administration Forum
The Arab Public Administration Forum will be launched in cooperation with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), part of the Arab League. Through it, WGS aims to promote public administration, evolve public systems and services for
Cybersecurity in Aviation Forum
Technology and artificial intelligence are an integral part of the aviation sector today, deployed to facilitate fast, secure and real-time transactions. This digital integration whilst facilitating global operations, communications and better services, requires vigilant cyber security co-operation and protection. The World Government Summit will host the Cyber Security in Aviation Forum in partnership with the UAE Civil Aviation Authority and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The forum will explore the future of the Aviation sector and the new adaptations required for safety, security, and sustainability of the sector.
Government Services Forum
The World Government Summit is hosting the fourth edition of the Government Services Forum, which will convene senior leaders from the public and private sectors from around the world to engage in a dialogue on the future of government services. The Forum envisages exploring multiple topics including, changing citizen expectations and emerging technologies and their impact on government services; how governments around the world are meeting these expectations and shifts while addressing the challenges in delivering exceptional service experiences.
Future Ministers Forum
The exclusive Future Ministers Roundtable is organized in partnership with the European Commission. It brings together ministers championing future portfolios, foresight and long-term planning to share insights on enhancing future readiness, building resilience, and turning future challenges into opportunities. It aims to guide global governments on making the transformation necessary to bring long term prosperity and shape a better future. By bringing together decision makers, thought leaders, and experts from over 190 countries, this extraordinary gathering will celebrate the success of the World Government Summit as a unique platform for government leaders to engage in a global discussion on shaping the future of humanity.
Women in Government Forum
The Women in Government Forum offers a global platform for dialogue on women leadership in the public sector, and convenes women leaders as they discuss how to advance women’s inclusion and enablement in government. The Forum provides a global platform for governments to pledge their support, solidify commitments in empowering more women, and in exploring their potentials reach highest levels of decision-making. It also aims to build a network of global women leaders in the public sector to support, nurture and mentor the new generation of women leaders.
The Investopia Summit is an exclusive gathering government and business leaders, investors, financial institutions, family offices to discuss and facilitate investment opportunities. In partnership with the World Government Summit, the UAE Ministry of Economy will launch 100 opportunities for international investments in partnership with top 50 global innovators.
Global Health Forum
The Global Health sector is transforming as countries and societies shift from the COVID-19 pandemic public-health measures into defining COVID-19 as endemic. The Global Health Forum held in partnership with the World Health Organization discusses the prospects for the rest of 2022 and the way societies are adjusting to the new “normal.” The Forum will further discuss the importance of multilateral approach towards promoting global health, as well as adopting new technologies in personalised care, remote medicine, genomic medicine, medical robotics, data-driven algorithms and biotechnological advancements.
Gender Balance Forum
In partnership with the World Government Summit, the Gender Balance Council will host a series of discussions to advancing gender balance in all spheres of life. It will particularly highlight the impact of gender-disaggregated data to support policy makers in bridging gaps where they exist. The Gender Balance Council is focused on strengthening equity of opportunities for men and women; with a particular focus on policies and actions that remove real and perceived barriers to full economic, social and civil participation.
GX Talks is a dialogue series created to forge a platform that unites government decision-makers, global practitioners and renowned innovators to reimagine and redefine the way governments design and deliver services. In its 4th edition at the World Government Summit, this series will bring together global thought leaders from public and private sectors to present exciting ideas around AI, accelerated innovation and metaverse that promise to shape our culture and communities in the years to come.
Global Policy Platform
An international hub for high-level policy-making, the Global Policy Platform is an initiative of the World Government Summit that brings together top speakers and government leaders from around the world to discuss and design policies in response to
Global Dialogue for Happiness
The Global Dialogue for Happiness looks for ways to achieve happiness in societies and share the best international practices and scientific research pertinent to happiness and wellbeing.
Global A.I. Governance Forum
Global A.I. Governance Forum started in recognition of the rapidly evolving importance of Artificial Intelligence technologies, and its implications on humanity. The aim of the forum is to facilitate dynamic policy recommendations and create a roadma