Sharjah: The 12th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will be held on September 13 to 14, 2023, at the Expo Centre Sharjah.
Organised by the International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), an initiative of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the 12th edition will explore the prospects of investing in the resources of the future and the shift from merely owning natural resources to owning real wealth.
The forum, themed ‘Today’s Resources, Tomorrow’s Wealth,’ will bring together thought leaders, thinkers, and experts in government communication, both at local and international levels. The two-day event will focus on the significance of managing and optimising a country’s natural and manmade resources as catalysts for success as well as inclusive and sustainable global development.
IGCF 2023 will feature discussions on the importance of fostering partnerships between countries to optimise investment in natural resources, agriculture, combating desertification, and clean energy sources.
The forum will underscore the significance of non-material wealth like human capital, cultural heritage, the arts, sciences, and historical landmarks. It will further highlight the role of government communication in identifying the fast-appreciating value of unconventional sources of wealth.
In addition, the IGCF will spotlight the relevance of technology and data by shedding light on artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.
Furthermore, the event will explore emerging wealth sectors that have gained prominence over the past three decades, such as space, genomics, and blockchain.