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World Expos since time immemorial have connected people, enriched countless lives and has supported the path of human progress by showcasing human ingenuity.

With the dawn of the novel coronavirus in early 2020 this year’s World Expo’s significance has completely changed, buzzwords like “Digital Transformation’ have become commonplace and saw massive implementation across multiple facets of our lives.

Middle Eastern leaders have always had sustainable innovation at the forefront of their development agenda and with the EXPO 2020 being hosted in Dubai this year, there is renewed interest with the spotlight squarely on the region and this time the country’s leadership has its focus on technology driven advancements under three broad themes.

Agenda

28 October 2021

Forbes Middle East Sustainable Innovation Summit

9:00 am GST

Welcome Keynote By Khuloud Al Omian

9:05 am GST

Chief Guest Keynote – TBC

9:15 am GST

Opening Keynote By Sponsor

Future Mobility Track

9:30 am GST

The Transport ecosystem of future cities shall have a connected network of micro-mobility options, heli-taxis, shared mobility solutions, autonomous vehicles & adaptive traffic signals. Mobility-as-a-Service has given birth to super apps like Careem etc. The Transport ecosystem of future cities shall have a connected network of micro-mobility options, heli-taxis, shared mobility solutions, autonomous vehicles & adaptive traffic signals. Mobility-as-a-Service has given birth to super apps like Careem etc. The Transport ecosystem of future cities shall have a connected network of micro-mobility options, heli-taxis, shared mobility solutions, autonomous vehicles & adaptive traffic signals. Mobility-as-a-Service has given birth to super apps like Careem etc.

Future Mobility Track

10:20 am GST

A Sustainable Logistics Strategy – The need of the Hour

E-commerce, digitalization of operations, environmental concerns and increasing demands on goods transportation and urban delivery are forcing stakeholders to rethink supply chains and business models. Connecting the ground, maritime and aviation sectors, and accelerating the deployment of advanced technologies are key elements of a sustainable transportation strategy.

Sustainability Track

11:45 am GST

Driving Sustainability Through Smarter Cities

Unlocking the key to an efficient and sustainable smart city model by Integrating ICT & Big Data in the right way to make cities more sustainable.

Sustainability Track

12:20 pm GST

Technology driven sustainable business practices to protect the environment and combat climate change.

The future of our planet will be shaped by our design and engineering capabilities. We have the potential to accelerate the shift away from a consumption-based paradigm to a knowledge-based service economy and implement new models for a circular, sustainable economy.

Opportunity Track

2:00 pm GST

Fintech: A Positive Step Towards Financial Inclusion

Technological innovation transforming access and flows of capital between people and across continents. From high-speed automated trading to digital currencies and platforms such as blockchain, these new forms of transactions and modes of payment offer easier access to the financial sector.

Opportunity Track

2:45 pm GST

Mission Possible: Opportunity for Everyone

Future Generations – Economic free zones, creative districts, incubators for entrepreneurs as well as cities themselves provide examples of environments that will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and give way to new industries that create and scale solutions for more people.

3:30 pm GST

Closing Remarks

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