Dubai Government Summit 2015: Your guide to key speakers

From L Clockwise: Ban Ki-moon, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum, Queen Rania, Egyptian PM Ibrahim Mehleb, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and WEF founder Klaus Schwab. (Photos: Reuters, WEF, WAM, DGS)

UAE leaders, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and Queen Rania of Jordan will be among more than 100 international speakers at this year’s Dubai Government Summit which will run from will run from Feb. 9 to 11.

The event aims to focus on how governments can handle a changing world and a total of 87 countries will be participating.

Here’s a list of the top speakers from around the world and the UAE, as well as the sessions and timings.

Ban Ki-moon

ban ki-moon reuters

ban ki-moon reuters

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations will be one of top officials at the event.

The U.N. chief has notably passed several major reforms on peacekeeping and U.N. employment practices in recent years.

He will be giving a Main Address on the first day of the summit.

Queen Rania

queen rania high res

queen rania high res

Queen Rania of Jordan has become known for her advocacy work related to education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue, and micro-finance. She is also an avid user of social media.

She will also be giving a Main Address on the first day of the summit.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan

Sheikh Hamdan

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum is also the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid establishment for young entrepreneurs, and sits on the Dubai sports council and the Dubai autism center. In July 2009, he was appointed supreme president of the newly founded Hamdan bin Mohammed e-university.

Prince Hamdan will be announcing his “Special Initiative” this year in a session on the third day of the summit. You can find his special initiative announcement last year here.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan. (WAM)

Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan. (WAM)

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force. He will be holding the Government Summit’s “Main Plenary Session” on the first day of the summit.

Ibrahim Mehleb

Ibrahim Mehleb Reuters

Ibrahim Mehleb Reuters

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb took office in March 2014. Previously he served as Minister of Housing. His Main Address will be on the third and final day of the summit titled “The Future of Egypt.”

Klaus Schwab

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab at the opening of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan. (AFP)

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab at the opening of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan. (AFP)

Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab has served as Professor of Business Policy, University of Geneva.

In 2004, founded the Forum of Young Global Leaders and, in 2011, founded the Global Shapers Community. Earlier in 1998, Schwab co-founded with his wife Hilde the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, supporting social innovation around the world.

Schwab will be giving the summit’s opening Main Address titled “The New Global Context and its Impact on the Role of Government.”

Princess Ameera Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the UAE, Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Fathi Ismail Wali, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi of the UAE

Princess Ameera Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the UAE, Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Fathi Ismail Wali, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi of the UAE

Princess Ameera Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the UAE, Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Fathi Ismail Wali, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi of the UAE

All four female leaders will take part in a session at the end of the summit’s first day titled “Arab Women: From Vision to Leadership.” The panel aims to discuss ways to empower women and reinforce their participation in the government, building upon their expertise and success stories across various industries.

Boo-Keun Yoon

Boo-Keun Yoon

Boo-Keun Yoon

Yoon is the President and CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics and at present he leads the tech giant’s Visual Display, Digital Appliances, Printing Solutions and Health and Medical Equipment Business.

He will be holding a Plenary Session on the first day of the summit titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve: How Samsung Drives Innovation.”

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, Rosling is a Professor of International Health in Stockholm and well-known public speaker on global change.

Among his notable work, Professor Rosling identified a new epidemic paralytic disease that was named “Konzo” during his work as a medical doctor in Mozambique.

Rosling will be holding his Main Address titled “The Big Data Revolution: Transforming Raw-Data into Future Insights” on the first day of the summit.

Allen Blue

Allen Blue

Allen Blue

Blue is one of LinkedIn’s co-founders and currently oversees the network’s product management.

Previously, Blue was part of the founding team at SocialNet.com, a first-generation social site supporting dating, recreational and professional activities.

Sir Kenneth Robinson

Sir Kenneth Robinson

Sir Kenneth Robinson

Sir Kenneth received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He is an internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business and one of the world’s leading speakers. Sir Robinson works with governments in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

His session will be on the first day of the summit titled “How Schools Kill Creativity.”

 

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