The World Government Summit will take place in Dubai on Monday and will bring together hundreds of ministers, business executives, decision-makers, and specialists from all around the world.
Over the course of three days, they will consider important issues like how artificial intelligence is changing the nature of labour, the difficulty of feeding a growing global population, and the pressing need to combat climate change.
Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor of SpaceX and owner of Twitter, will speak at the summit alongside Mohammed Al Gergawi, the minister of cabinet affairs.
When Mr. Musk spoke at the event in 2017, he suggested that governments may need to take into account providing individuals with a basic income to reduce social inequality as a result of rising job automation.
The summit’s co-chairman, Mr. Al Gergawi, stated that it has evolved into a venue for the sharing of knowledge, skills, and ideas.
Additionally, the struggle against climate change will take centre stage.
In November and December, the UAE will host the Cop28 climate change conference.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the conference’s president-designate, will give a keynote speech on Tuesday on the challenges ahead and how the UAE hopes to prioritise action.
Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister of the UK and current president of Meta, will also speak at the event.
Along with Omar Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Remote Work, and Digital Applications, he will talk about enhanced governance using artificial intelligence.
The first Arab woman prime minister, Najla Bouden of Tunisia, will also speak at the conference in conversation with Ohood Al Roumi, UAE Minister of State for Government Development and Future.
Over 300 speakers will address the subjects of sustainability, health care, the economy, technology, and developing policies and strategies for governments at 22 international sub-conferences that will be attended by over 10,000 officials and 250 ministers in total.