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Blog: World Government Summit kicks off in Dubai

Khaleej Times 2019-02-10 11:34:47

The 7th World Government Summit kicked off in Dubai on Sunday morning with Professor Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum's speech.

In an ominous opening speech, Prof. Schwab said 'mother nature is losing patience with us.'

"How will will fourth industrial revolution impact cities? Cities have to create an entrepreneurship-friendly system. Imagination and innovation will drive tomorrow. They will be the key factors of global competitiveness. Cities have to become role models for creativity and they have to create an atmosphere where start ups can flourish. The Government has a role to play in that. Cities have to become a platform; this platform has to be multi-stakeholder." - Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum

"I would also safeguard against planning too much today. You have to be agile. Explore and adapt and if something is good, scale it up. "Mother nature is losing patience with us."

Mohammed Al Gergawi reiterates the importance of teaching the next generation vital skill of creativity in this coming age of imagination. #WorldGovSummit

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