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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 April 2019

Dubai World Government Summit 2019 schedule for February 10

Thousands of high-level officials, including presidents, ministers and Nobel Laureates set to come together at seventh annual event

The seventh annual World Government Summit will begin on Sunday February 10, featuring talks from IMF Director, Christine Lagarde, Pope Francis and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri.

Here's the full schedule of the day's events:

Plenary Sessions, Plenary Hall, Main Conference Area

09:00 - 09:30 Summit Opening: Globalization 4.0

Prof Klaus Schwab, Founder And Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs & The Future, UAE

09:30 - 10:20 The Evolution of Leaders

Tony Robbins, Leadership Expert, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

10:20 - 10:35 Work for A Brighter Future

H.E. Guy Rider, Director General, International Labour Organization

10:35 - 11:10 How Do We Fight Radicalism by Creating Hope?

12:45 - 13:00 Main Address

H.E. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations

13:00 - 13:30 Special Session

H.E. Saad Al Hariri, Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic

Moderated by Emad El Din Adeeb

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. EPA
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. EPA

13:30 - 13:45 Main Address of the Guest Country

H.E. Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Republic of Estonia

13:45 - 13:50 Best Minister Award

14:00 - 14:30 Mitigating the Risk of the Next Global Epidemic

Arianna Huffington, Founder, Thrive Global

Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

David Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Moderated by Becky Anderson, CNN

14:30 - 14:40 How to respond to the new challenges of global governance

Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, France

Moderated by Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

14:40 - 15:10 Enlightenment Now: A Better Future for Mankind

Steven Pinker, Experimental Cognitive Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Moderated by Omar Saif Ghubash

16:20 - 16:40 How to Design an Interdisciplinary Life

H.E. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union

Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of du

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General, TRA

Moderated by Samuel Burke, CNN

16:40 - 16:50 Main Address

María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly

17:00 - 17:20 in the main conference area: A Conversation with Christine Lagarde. Reuters
17:00 - 17:20 in the main conference area: A Conversation with Christine Lagarde. Reuters

17:00 - 17:20 A Conversation with Christine Lagarde

H.E. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Moderated by Richard Quest, CNN

17:20 - 17:35 Main Address

David Beasley, Executive Director, The United Nations World Food Programme

17:35 - 17:40 Papal Message to Governments of the World

Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church

17:40 - 18:00 Pope Francis in the Emirates: A New Dawn for the Middle East

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE

18:30 - 21:30 The Evolution of Leadership & Meaning

Tony Robbins, Leadership Expert, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (in Partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development)

Post-Conflict Governance, DEWA Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Yousef Gamal El Din, Bloomberg

11:30 - 11:50 The Role of Women In Rebuilding Nations

Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

11:50 - 12:10 Leading Nations .. From Conflict To Resolution

Hon. Juan Manuel Santos, 32nd President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The Future of Global Trade, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Richard Quest, CNN

11:30 - 11:50 Tech, Blockchain & The Future of Trade

Bettina Warburg, Blockchain Researcher, Entrepreneur and Educator

11:50 - 12:10 Global Trade: Future Foresight & Analysis for Governments

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

Happiness and Wellbeing, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

11:30 - 11:50 Developing a Positive State

Jacques Attali, President, Positive Planet

11:50 - 12:10 The New Public Finance: Wellbeing Based Budgeting

Tony Burton, Deputy Chief Economic Advisor, New Zealand Treasury

12:10 - 12:30 The Wellbeing of Future Generations: A Welsh Approach

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, UK

The Future of Learning, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Alex Klokus, Futurism

15:10 - 15:40 How Consciousness Can Transform Education

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Clinical Psychologist and Expert in Eastern Philosophy

15:40 - 16:00 Building an Education for the Talented

Ryan Roslansky, Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience at LinkedIn

The Interplay of Politics and Society, Dubai Municipality Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Mina Al Oraibi, The National

15:10 - 15:30 A Historic Look on Identity and Politics

Mark Lilla, Historian and Professor of Humanities at Columbia University

15:30 - 15:50 Tribal Politics: Can We Bridge the Global Divide?

Amy Chua, Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Author of “Political Tribes”

15:50 - 16:10 Why Nations Fail?

James Robinson, Economist, Political Scientist and Author of “Why Nations Fail”

Best Practices From Estonia, Europe's Digital Leader, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

Moderated by Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane, EuroNews

15:30 - 15:50 Future of e- Estonia: What’s Next?

Rene Tammist, Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT, Republic of Estonia

15:50 - 16:10 Estonia’s E-Residency: A Catalyst for A Growing Economy

Siim Sikkut, Government Chief Information Officer, Republic of Estonia

16:10 - 16:30 The Age of Digitization: e-Estonia to the World

Marek Helm, General Manager at Nortal

Global Policy Platform, Mina A'Salam Hotel

11:00 – 12:00 The Future of Digital Policy in Partnership with Google

Moderated by Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of ICT, Egypt

Karan Bhatia, Vise President, Global Public Policy & Government Relations, Google

Margaret J.A. Peterlin, Senior Vice President - Global External and Public Affairs, AT&T

Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of ADSSSA

15:00 – 16:30 The Road to Digital Economy: The Role of Blockchain in Partnership with IMF

Moderated by Ross Leckow, Deputy General Counsel at IMF

Siim Sikkut, Government Chief Information Officer, Republic of Estonia

Nelson Chow, Chief Fintech Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Therese Couture, Director of the Treasury Operations Department, World Bank

Promoth Manghat, Executive Director and CEO, Finablr

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, General Director of Smart Dubai, Smart Dubai, UAE

11:00 – 11:45 High Level Panel on the Implementation of the SDG’s

Moderated by Catherine Cheney, Devex

Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister, Cook Islands

H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the UN General Assembly

H.E. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank Group

H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Eighth UN Secretary General, President of Global Green Growth Institute

14:30 – 15:15 Generation Unlimited in Partnership with UNICEF

Moderated by Zeina Yazigi, Abu Dhabi TV

H.E. José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

Henrietta Fore, CEO, UNICEF Kamran Elahain, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares, UAE

15:30 – 16:00 Wellbeing: GDP and Beyond

Moderated by Faisal Abbas, Arab News

H.E. José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

H.E. Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP

Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness & Wellbeing, UAE

Arab Youth Forum, DP World Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

17:00 – 19:00 Showcasing Youth Solutions to the Challenges of Unemployment

Global Dialogue for Happiness and Wellbeing

10:00 - 10:45 Launching the Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report, AD Fund Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

Moderated by Lara Habib, Al Arabiya

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

John Helliwell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Canada

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernization, Portugal

Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness & Wellbeing, UAE

Dewa Hall, Main Conference Area

17:00 - 17:20 Wellness: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity

Susie Ellis, Chairman & CEO, Global Wellness Institute

17:20 - 17:40 Wellness for a Longer Life

Moderated by Hadley Gamble, CNBC

Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Mindy Grossman, CEO, Weight Watchers

Esther Lee, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, MetLife, Inc

17:40 - 18:00 Ikigai: Purpose & Happiness

Kenichirō “Ken” Mogi, Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Author of “Ikigai”

Global Health Forum, DP World Hall, Main Conference Area

12:00 – 12:10 Opening Remarks

Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, UAE

12:25 – 12:45 Future Lens of Healthcare

Dr. Shafi Ahmed, Chairman & Co-Founder of the Global Innovation & New Technologies Conference in London

12:45 – 13:05 Infections of the Future: Preparedness or peril?

Peter Seeberger, Director of Max-PlanckInstitute of Colloids and Interfaces Department of Biomolecular Systems, Germany

13:05 – 13:25 Cellular Therapeutics: New Options for Addressing Global Health Threats

Dr. Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Founder of Celegen Celularity, Inc.

Future of Jobs Forum, AD Fund Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

14:00 – 14:45 Innovative Employment Models for the 21st Century in Partnership with International Labour Organization

Moderated by Zeina Yazigi, Abu Dhabi TV

Kristin Skogen-Lund, CEO, Schibsted Media Group

Ryan Roslansky, Senior Vice President, Products and User Experience, LinkedIn

Ferid Belhaj, Vice President MENA, World Bank Group

Bernard P.Olalia, Administrator, The Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines

Nasser Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources And Emiratization, UAE

Future of Government of Communication Forum, AD Fund Hall, Mina A'Salam Hotel

17:00 – 17:30 The Future of Media

Moderated by Muntaha Al-Ramahi, Al Arabiya

Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi, Information Affairs Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Jumana Ghunaimat, Minister of State for Media Affairs, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Hussein Zein, Head of the National Media Authority, Arab Republic of Egypt

Future of Education Talks, Madinat Theatre

18:00– 18:20 Green Leaders for A Better Future

John Alexander Hardy, Founder - Green by John

18:20– 18:40 Collective Learning: A Win Win!

Nicolas Sadirac, Co-Founder Ecole 42 – Paris

18:40 – 19:20 Consciousness and Parenting

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Clinical Psychologist and Expert in Eastern Philosophy

Climate Change Forum, RTA Lounge, Mina A'Salam Hotel

18:00 - 18:20 Climate Change and It’s Impact on Human Health

Gina McCarthy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Eighth UN Secretary General, President of Global Green Growth Institute

Adnan Amin, Director General, IRENA

Laurent Fabius, Président of the Constitutional Council in France

Luis de Alba, UNSG Special Envoy for 2019 Climate Summit

Updated: February 10, 2019 09:51 AM

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