The second edition of the Forbes Middle East Leaders’ Sustainability Summit takes place in Abu Dhabi from October 17 to 18, 2024, and centers around the theme of ‘Shaping a Sustainable Tomorrow’. Chaired by H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade for the UAE, the two-day event aims to accelerate action towards sustainable development and climate resilience, while encouraging economic growth.

The Leaders’ Sustainability Summit serves as a collaborative platform for both private and public sector entities across the region to develop and adopt green and sustainable practices that address the unique challenges faced by different countries in the Middle East. Yet the impact of the summit extends beyond the region’s borders; it contributes significantly to the global fight against climate change and brings together ideas and solutions that promote social well-being and environmental stewardship, making an annual impact on the world we all share.

Sustainability Leaders Summit 2024



H.E. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

UAE Minister Of State For Foreign Trade


H.E. Ahmed Khalifa Al Qubaisi


Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Eng. Yasser Zaghloul

Group CEO

NMDC Group


Said Zater

Group CEO

Contact Financial Holding


Mohamed Amer

CEO El Gouna

Orascom Development


Ibrahim N. Al Zu’bi

Chief Sustainability Officer



Tariq Chauhan

Group CEO

EFS Facilities Services Group


Omar El Hamamsy

Group CEO

Orascom Development Holding


Yasar Jarrar

Strategy Advisor


Ramia Farrage

Senior Presenter / Producer

Forbes Middle East


Claudine Coletti

Managing Editor

Forbes Middle East


Sally Mousa

Senior Presenter

Forbes Middle East


Layan Abo Shkier

Women Editor | Researcher

Forbes Middle East

Stay tuned for the 2nd edition line up of speakers and to view the 1st edition speakers Click Here

Workshops and Activities


Nassima Menari

Leadership Workshop

By Holistified


Arfy Majeed

Financial wellness workshop

By Holistified


Michelle Marchant

Aroma Therapy & Essential Oils Workshop

By Holistified


Sustainability Leaders Summit 2024

Block 1 | Public Policy for Green Goals, Economic Growth, and Community Well-being

• UAE’s Green Agenda 2030 Outlook
• Elevating Global Trade through Ethical Commerce Practices
• Strengthening Bonds through Private-Public Partnerships for Sustainable Progress
• Enhancing Inclusive Social Development and Elevating Quality of Life

Block 2 | Climate Action Powered by Sustainable Finance

• Harnessing Investments to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
• Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Financial Markets
• Advancing Sustainable Corporate Governance and Transparent Reporting (ESG Compliance)

Block 3 | Protecting the Essentials of Life – Land, Water, and Air

• Promoting Practices to Protect Biodiversity and Natural Habitats
• Addressing Water Scarcity and Enhancing Water Quality Management
• Mitigating Air Pollution and Promoting Climate Stability

Block 4 | Elevating the Middle East as the Ultimate Eco-Tourism Destination

• Implementing Environmentally Responsible Transportation and Mobility Solutions
• Preserving Socio-Cultural Authenticity
• Maximizing Socio-Economic Benefits

Block 5 | Elevating Healthcare Ecosystems by Integrating Eco-Conscious Practices

• Designing Sustainable Healthcare Facilities and Infrastructure
• Integrating Public Health Initiatives with Environmental Sustainability
• Optimizing Operational Efficiency and Systems Management

Sustainability Leaders Summit 2024

Block 6 | Advanced Techniques Accelerating the Transformation Towards a Net Zero Future

• Leading the Transition to Renewable Energy Solutions
• Harnessing Advanced Technologies and Innovations
• Implementing Circular Economy Practices to Reduce Environmental Impact

Block 7 | Smart Living Through Sustainable Infrastructure and Urban Development

• Integrating Urban Planning with Climate Smart Strategies
• Harnessing Green Technologies for Resilient Infrastructure
• Advancing Eco-Friendly Practices in Marine Port Development

Block 8 | Inspiring the Next Generation with Future-Forward Environmental Values

• Initiatives and Educational Support Programs
• Preserving Biodiversity, Habitats, and Cultural Heritage

Block 9 | Harvesting for the Future of Food Security

• Advancing Agricultural Farming Practices
• Strengthening Food Systems Resilience
• Balancing Nutritional Needs with Environmental Sustainability

Block 10 | Revolutionizing Fashion & Beauty for an Eco-Ethical Lifestyle

• Embracing Ethical Sourcing and Fair-Trade Products
• Driving the Change in Eco-Friendly Cosmetics
• Enhancing Functionality and Utility of Sustainable Materials


Presenting Partner

Strategic Partner

Event Partners

Wellness Partner

Gift Partner

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