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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Tenth year of Dubai Forum helps shape city of the future

Two day World Trade Centre event will also launch first innovation competition for Expo 2020

Dubai Forum will challenge government officials to come up with new innovations to help make Expo 2002 a success.
Dubai Forum will challenge government officials to come up with new innovations to help make Expo 2002 a success.

Government think tanks will assemble in Dubai this week to discuss the latest ideas and innovations to help shape the future of the city.

The two-day Dubai Forum gets underway on Tuesday, November 7 at the World Trade Centre and aims to foster excellence amongst government departments.

The event is in its tenth year with the 2017 forum hosting 10 keynote sessions and a roster of interactive sessions.

“In its long tradition, the Dubai Forum has advanced the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to encourage the relentless pursuit of creativity and innovation in government work, and to move with confidence and strength toward the future with best practices and working methods,” said Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti, secretary-general of the Executive Council of Dubai.

“These are the building blocks of greatness, and the path to achieving the goals of the government of Dubai.”

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For the first time, the forum will host a competition open to government officials.

Dubai Innovate aims to enable government entities to share new ideas and offer solutions to help make Expo 2020 the most exciting event in the world.

The second day of the forum will witness a series of events, including a session held by one of the winners of the Arab Hope Maker prize Hisham Al-Dhahabi who will speak on building hope through struggle.

Mr Dhahabi uses art-based therapy to help traumatised orphans in Iraq cope with the chaos around them.