Leading Thinkers to Meet in Dubai for Great Narrative Meeting

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28 Sep 2021
2021
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  • World Economic Forum and Government of the United Arab Emirates will host the Great Narrative meeting in Dubai on 11-12 November 2021
  • Reflections to be shared in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, expected for publication in January 2022
  • Global thought leaders to take longer-term perspective and co-create a narrative towards a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future

    Geneva, Switzerland, 28 September 2021 – The World Economic Forum and the Government of the United Arab Emirates will host the Great Narrative meeting in Dubai on 11-12 November 2021.

    The Great Narrative meeting is a linchpin of the Great Narrative initiative, a collaborative effort of the world’s leading thinkers to fashion longer-term perspectives and co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future.

    Top thinkers from a variety of geographies and disciplines – including futurists, scientists and philosophers – will contribute fresh ideas for the future. Their reflections will be shared in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, expected for publication in January 2022.

    Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said: “The pandemic has revealed the acute need to focus on the future and long-term health of our societies. The Great Narrative initiative and meeting in Dubai will be a powerful catalyst to shape the contours of a more prosperous and inclusive future for humanity that is also more respectful of nature. I thank Minister Gergawi and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for their support of this initiative that addresses the unprecedented challenges facing today’s world.”

    H.E. Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, of the United Arab Emirates, said: “This meeting in Dubai is an opportunity to have a global conversation around a future we must envision and craft collectively. The UAE welcomes this conversation and some of the world’s leading thinkers to inspire and spur action towards greater humanism, innovation and a future that is replete with opportunity and shared prosperity.”

    The Great Narrative meeting, 11-12 November 2021
    The Great Narrative meeting brings together top thinkers from a variety of geographies and disciplines – futurists, geneticists, philosophers and representatives of many other disciplines – to contribute fresh and thoughtful ideas for the future.

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