Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi is set to host the Fortune Global Forum from November 27 to 29, 2023, at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental.
The event will be held under the theme ‘A New Era of Business’, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED).
The annual event is being held for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It will bring together leading decision makers and business leaders from around the world to discuss global trade dynamics, energy transition, emerging technologies, and other pressing topics in the global economy’s agenda.
The speakers at the forum will include Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Mr. Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Mr. Ray Dalio, Founder, CIO Mentor, and Member of Operating Board of Bridgewater Associates, Ms. Jenny Johnson, President and CEO of Franklin Templeton, and Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Mr. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of ADDED, stated that, “As the global landscape shifts towards multipolarity, traditional economic systems are undergoing a profound transformation. Cross-border trade, foreign investments, and global markets are experiencing a reimagination process that carries significant implications for CEOs, investors, and consumers alike.”
Mr. Al Zaabi remarked that, “The need for visionary leadership and informed discussions has never been more important than now. Hosting the first Fortune Global Forum in the region emphasizes Abu Dhabi’s role in leading the global conversations to foster positive impacts that transcend borders, ensuring a trajectory towards global prosperity in this era of unprecedented change.”
The forum will include discussions on the challenges and opportunities in global business and economy, from geopolitical tides to workplace shifts.
“This forum is an excellent opportunity for Abu Dhabi to accentuate its inedible mark in the global economic, business, and cultural landscape. Its chosen theme A New Era for Business will highlight new developments in Abu Dhabi and the role of Falcon Economy in guiding the next phase of economic diversification as well as providing an insightful roadmap to navigate the tectonic shifts at the global stage. At ADDED, we firmly believe the seamless synergy between governments and industry leaders is essential to address challenges of mega shifts, proactively and effectively,” Mr. Al Zaabi added.