3M Futures explores five cutting-edge science and technology trends impacting the world of today and their implications for the future. The key topics it emphasizes are artificial intelligence, augmented & virtual reality, sustainable materials, new world paradigm shift, and equal access to STEM. As sustainability has become the need of the hour, people are looking to scientific and technological innovations for the answers. It is now more crucial than ever for organizations to prioritize Sustainable Development Goals to achieve favorable and impactful outcomes.

Ahead of the forthcoming UN Climate Conference COP27, 3M will be among the global leaders and policymakers that will convene to discuss the impact of climate change across the world.

Forbes Middle East in partnership with 3M Middle East & Africa will bring together insightful leaders to discuss the role of science and technology in solving some of the most pressing industry as well as environmental challenges. Join us as the experts highlight how sustainable materials, design practices, and engineering solutions, enabled by advanced technologies can shape a better, safer, and sustainable future.


Laszlo Svinger

Vice President & Managing Director Middle East & Africa


Gitanjali Rao

American Inventor, Author, Scientist and Engineer

Gayle Schueller

Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer


Xavier Anglada

Managing Director

Accenture Middle East

Ibrahim Al-Zubi

Chief Sustainability Officer

Majid Al Futtaim Holding

Dr. Turki Baroud

Founding Chairman of Materials and Engineering Department

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals


Ramia Farrage

Senior Presenter / Producer

Forbes Middle East

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    Forbes Middle East is a licensee of Forbes Media and extends the Forbes brand of journalism across the Arab world. Forbes Middle East’s distinctive editorial style attracts a readership of Arab leaders, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, government officials and investors united by a belief in the spirit of free enterprise and entrepreneurial values.Across the region, Forbes Middle East sets the pace for preemptive business journalism. By uncovering trends and anticipating opportunities in the regional marketplace, each monthly issue brings top executives the information critical to their success – in both Arabic and English language editions. The magazine researches and publishes original rankings, based on methodologies set by Forbes Media.

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