WEF: Hamdan meets IMF MD; Apple, Cisco CEOs

By Rajive Singh

DAVOS, Switzerland 24 January 2019: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Sheikh Hamdan affirmed that the UAE and Dubai’s experiments present a model for development and offer an incubator for innovation and technology. He said Dubai became a global magnet for international companies and entrepreneurs as the emirate offers good opportunities to help business leaders to transform their plans and ideas to reality.

He highlighted the important role of leading technology companies in developing the future of digital economy. He said technology companies actively contribute in developing global economy by developing the technical infrastructure for digital investments and knowledge based economy.

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security; Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence; Mohammed Ibrahim AI Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court; Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai; and Abdullah bin Touq, Secretary- General of the UAE Cabinet.

Hamdan attends main WEF session

Sheikh Hamdan yesterday attended the main session of the 49th edition of the World Economic Forum.

The theme of the summit this year is ‘Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, under which the leaders will be discussing how to build a better version of globalisation.

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, also attended the main session along with a number of senior officials.

Panelists at the main session of Davos 2019 included Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Professor Klaus Schwab, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Feeding America Julia Luscombe, Founder and CEO of KESK Basima Abdulrahman, among others.

Panelists discussed the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution and developing proactive solutions to meet challenges facing communities due to instability of communities. They also mulled over topics concerning the transformative power of the 4th industrial revolution among others.

The Forum attendees held talks on the challenges related to how to effectively set up and manage various ecosystems so they optimise value and confer a competitive edge.

Hamdan meets with Cisco CEO

Sheikh Hamdan met with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shebani, Director-General of the Dubai Ruler’s Court, Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, and Abdullah bin Touq, Secretary-General of the UAE Cabinet, accompanied Sheikh Hamdan.

During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan said, “UAE is looking ahead and understand the important role of technology and the country utilises technological solutions to develop its services and work.” He added that the UAE is keen to enhance economic and knowledge partnerships with the public and private sectors.



Dubai Gazette