The 3M State of Science Index explores global attitudes about science and based on a recent survey, in 2022, around 52% of people have displayed a high trust in science as compared to 46% in 2020, but misinformation threatens scientific credibility. With people steadily realizing the impact of science, global challenges such as equal access to quality healthcare, clean water supply, improved air quality, and addressing climate change impact have become a top priority.

Forbes Middle East in partnership with 3M Middle East & Africa will bring together subject-matter experts to discuss the relevance of science in the everyday lives of people. Join us to witness the experts decode how the right scientific approach can help drive social impact, sustainability, and STEM equity while addressing climate change as well as health care challenges.


Laszlo Svinger

VP & MD Middle East & Africa


Yolla Levitt

Senior Vice President, Europe,Middle Eas and Africa, Transportation and Electronics Business Group


Dr. Raidan AlSaqqaf

Resident Economist at the United Nations Office in Abu Dhabi

United Nations

Marc Waters

SVP & Managing Director

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Dr. Steve Griffiths

Senior Vice President Research and Development

Khalifa University

Dr. Saeeda Jaffar

Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager-GCC


Cara Nazari

Managing Director

AmCham Dubai

Jad Bitar

Managing Director and Senior Partner

Boston Consulting Group

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