Media Accreditation Opens for Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2017

23 Aug 2017

Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, Tel. +41 22 869 14 06: email:

· The Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2017 will take place from 11-12 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

· The meeting will address the world’s key global challenges and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

· Members of the media wishing to participate must apply at

· More information about the meeting is available here

Geneva, Switzerland, 23 August 2017 – The World Economic Forum has opened media accreditation for the second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2017, which will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah Convention Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 11-12 November.

The meeting, hosted in partnership with the UAE government, will bring together over 700 of the world’s most relevant experts from the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils to generate ideas and solutions to prepare the world for the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Comprising 34 individual groups of experts from global business, academia, public figures and heads of international organizations, the councils will address a wide range of topics, from game-changing emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, to systemic challenges such as the future of the environment, economic growth and social inclusion, international security and trade.

For media, the meeting provides a unique chance to meet with these thinkers and discuss the world’s pressing issues at length.

If you would like to cover the meeting, please submit your accreditation request online at The deadline for media accreditation is Friday 13 October. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted and no accreditation will be considered on-site. All requests are subject to confirmation by the World Economic Forum.

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