Forums

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

Annual
Climate Change

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.

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Global Crypto Forum

2022
Climate Change

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

2022
Climate Change

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

2022
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2022
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2022
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2022
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2022
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2022
Exploring the Frontiers

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

Past Forums

Global Policy Platform

2019
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2019
Exploring the Frontiers

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

2019
Exploring the Frontiers

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