Media Accreditation Opens for World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa

18 Feb 2019

Georg Schmitt, Head of Corporate Affairs, World Economic Forum; Email:

‘Charting New Systems of Cooperation’ – World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa Opens Media Accreditation

· The meeting will take place at the Dead Sea in Jordan on 6-7 April 2019

· Media accreditation is now open at

· The deadline to complete accreditation is 17 March 2019

· More information about the meeting here

Geneva, Switzerland, 18 February 2019 – The World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, will host its regional meeting on the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea in Jordan on 6-7 April 2019. The meeting, held in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), will be the 10th meeting in Jordan and 17th meeting in the region. More than 1,000 government, business and civil society leaders from over 50 countries will convene to discuss the impact of new technologies on the Arab world, how to strengthen entrepreneurship, peace and reconciliation efforts across the region, and the effects of climate change and other environmental challenges.

Building on the Forum’s Annual Meeting in January in Davos and its theme of Globalization 4.0, the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will take place under the theme Charting New Systems of Cooperation.

“There is a clear recognition in the region that the economic models that have delivered in the past need to be reformed to ensure competitiveness in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to meet the expectations of the region’s youth in terms of tackling environmental degradation, persistent conflict and corruption,” said Mirek Dusek, Deputy Head of the Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs at the World Economic Forum. “The meeting in Jordan provides a timely platform for joint action and will feature a number of special initiatives, including 100 top start-ups from the Arab world.”

With the full support and presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the meeting will convene leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant and North Africa and key international stakeholders from East Africa, Europe and the United States.

For media accreditation, please complete your request at before Sunday 17 March 2019. Accreditation is subject to final approval by the World Economic Forum.

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