Sustainability Summit and the SIWGs
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Self Driving.
A forward-thinking thought-leadership symposium on ICT-driven innovation debates development roadmaps and strategic goals set by public and private organizations worldwide for the year 2020. Special Interest Working Groups bring key topics to Annual Congress of the Sustainability Summit.
The Sustainability Summit calls to action policy makers and industry leaders from around the world to define modernization roadmaps across key sectors in light of the sustainable development goals set for today’s digital society and global economy. Special Interest Working Groups (SIWGs) have been created to support a decade-long investigation. They share comprehensive recommendations during the Annual Congress in view of Sustainability Summit 2020.
Highlights of the Agenda for 2018: launch of the DEC Summit, focus on Artificial Intelligence and other disruptive technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, 3D Printing and Industry 4.0
The eigth Annual Congress of the Sustainability Summit takes place at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on December 16-17 under the Patronage of the Government of the United Arab Emirates and will host the first Digital Economy Conference and Summit. The Annual Congress will bring to the stage some of the key questions identified during an intensive year of discussions on Artificial Intelligence and other innovative technologies, as well as debate key topics explored to date by the Sustainability Summit Special Interest Working Groups.
- the 1st Digital Economy Summit held with the Council of Arab Economic Unity of the League of Arab States, offering the results of a strategic study promoted by the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy in order to develop a vision for the region
- a 2-day conference program looking at the strategic role of digital technologies in all vertical sectors of today’s economy, illustrating how they play a strategic role in all key ecosystems of today’s economy, in the different continents
Prime annual appointment of a highly influential and forward-thinking community, the annual congress of the Sustainability Summit Special Interest Working Groups (SIWGs) will take place for the second time in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Previous editions were held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Milan (Italy). The latest Sustainability Summit congress held in Abu Dhabi took place under the Patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE, with the endorsement of the European Commission. Hosted by Wise Media, its two-day conference agenda was endorsed by the Emirates Identity Authority and Abu Dhabi Police.
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Ministers of 7 countries attend latest Sustainability Summit Abu Dhabi
The Secretary General of Interpol, government ministers from seven different countries, high profile representatives of the United Nations and the European Commission participated in Wise Media’s seventh Abu Dhabi Summit, meeting with technology experts and decision makers from public and private sector organizations. Endorsed by the European Commission, the event was hosted in the Emirati capital under the patronage of the UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior in the prestigious government venue of the ECSSR (Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research).
The Secretary General of Interpol, the UN Inter-Regional Adviser and the Director General Home Affairs of the European Commission cut the ribbon with Sophie Boyer de la Giroday, President Wise Media.
His Highness Lieutenant General Sheik Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan offered the Summit’s opening remarks and participated in policy makers meetings before visiting the exhibition. Ministerial meetings were held on both days. Top representatives of international organizations and world-class technology experts contributed to a rich agenda of proceedings and exclusive meetings. The agenda featured Future Cities and Digital Society forums, the tenth edition of the Citizen ID conference, as well as focus sessions on Postal Innovation and Global Migration.
The Abu Dhabi Summit highlighted today’s strategic initiatives and technology-driven projects fostering societal and economic development in light of the digital revolution. Meetings were held to secure international collaboration and activate public-private partnerships, the objective being to define new policies, resources and programs for sustainable development.
About the Sustainability Summit
The world’s prime independent forum on the development roadmaps and strategic goals set by public and private organizations worldwide for the year 2020.
Since 2009, the Sustainability Summit caters for a globe-spanning and high-profile audience of policy and decision makers in the public and private sectors. Its activities are carried out via dedicated Working Groups since 2010, with the support of governments and public authorities in the different continents. Its objective is to activate global debate and connect the relevant counterparts, to chart a roadmap for sustainable development to 2015 and beyond.
Endorsed by the European Commission, the Sustainability Summit is a global initiative, with international events held under the Patronage of governments and ministries in the hosting regions, developing a global roadmap of activities throughout the different continents. It engages a world-class community via dedicated chapters organized as Working Groups, addressing challenges and opportunities faced within key industry sectors.
Working Groups focusing on strategic areas of investigation
Dedicated Working Groups have been active within the Sustainability Summit since the year of its foundation, with the objective of designing a roadmap of activities to be carried out in parallel by focused task forces. Ever since then, these Working Groups have been engaged on a global scale to debate issues and opportunities of sustainable development in the context of Future Cities, Electronics Systems and Components (SEM), Design & Manufacturing, Supply Chains, Infrastructures Operation & Resilience, as well as Resource Management and most lately Finance Transparency. Offering a live dimension to the debate and an exchange platform connecting key policy and decision makers, a series of international forums was established, such as forums centered on the topic areas of Automotive Innovation and Aero Innovation.
Summit 2020: a vision for sustainable development
The Sustainability Summit was hosted for the first time in 2009, with a first series of conferences that led to the creation of the Working Groups that define its organization since 2010. Over the years, these looked into the goals progressively set by governments and private institutions worldwide within their year 2020 agendas, focusing on the key areas of societal change to refine a vision for sustainable development. By now, the community engages a broader and ever more influential basis of advocates from the public and private sectors. On the occasion of the World Expo taking place in Milan, a key forum is hosted for their key representatives in Milan in May. The event will synthesize the results of five years of relentless, global investigation and set the roadmap of activities for the years to come. Mid-term results of activities will be shared, looking ahead towards the year of the World Expo in Dubai, when the Sustainability Summit will complete its decade-long journey, reporting on the milestones met and the lessons learned while collectively contributing to an effort for comprehensive and lasting societal progress. To learn more about the mission of the Sustainability Summit, visit www.summit2020.com.