Saturday 6, February 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Partners of the World Government Summit (WGS) have stressed the importance of realizing the summit’s goals and its mission given its role as the most important platform globally that aims to foresee the future, create new international collaborations between governments and the private sector, and develop innovative solutions to help governments meet common challenges.
To run between February 8 – 10, 2016 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fourth World Government Summit will convene in Dubai under the motto ‘Shaping Future Governments’. Notably, the event will serve as a platform to answer questions about the future, step up the efficiency of government performance, and prepare for future challenges.
His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Government Summit 2016, said: “Our vision focuses on the importance of forecasting the future for the wider benefit of humanity. We share this vision with all the partners and supporters of the summit from leading national and international organizations, to private sector companies.”
He added: “Making any significant achievement or organizing a global summit of this scale would not have been possible without the support of our partners who have convened in the UAE for the first time. They contribute to our shared vision, and consolidate the UAE’s leading role as a center of future knowledge on all matters relating to exploring the next generation of governments.”
GEMS Education: The summit’s goals align with our efforts to achieve quality future education
Speaking on the importance of the summit, Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, a featured partner of WGS, said: “The UAE’s national education sector lays a strong foundation for the country’s all-round development strategy, which aims to sustain economic growth by promoting creativity and innovation. With this idea in mind, the country has placed a strong focus on developing intellectual capabilities that can help achieve the government’s vision of building a knowledge-based economy that is driven by intellectual capital.

“This approach is clearly underlined in the National Agenda and the UAE vision 2021 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

“The World Government Summit this year will undoubtedly help identify areas where the education system in the UAE, and across the world, can further develop in order to meet the challenges of the future.”

VPS: We support the UAE’s efforts to boost the healthcare sector
On his part, Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, MD, VPS Healthcare Group, a featured partner of WGS, said: “The healthcare delivery system in the UAE is undergoing significant transformation. The VPS Healthcare Group complements the UAE government’s efforts to meet growing healthcare demands with its network of hospitals, clinics and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Anticipating future demands on the healthcare infrastructure, VPS is setting up the largest oncology hospital and state-of-the-art quaternary care facility in Abu Dhabi. In addition our oncology formulation plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), will be operational this year. VPS endeavors to create a sustainable healthcare delivery system to supplement government efforts.”
Al Tayer Motors: WGS is an attractive platform for the public and private sectors
Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors – the official importer-dealer for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in the UAE and Exclusive Automotive Partner of WGS 2016, said: “The transport sector faces a many challenges in the short and long term. Driverless vehicles are now a reality that looks set to disrupt and redefine the scope of vehicles, transportation and logistics. The future of mobility as we know is set to evolve and change rapidly. Great advances offering substantial savings in costs and time are also being made in other means of land transport.

“The World Government Summit brings together the public sector, private sector, independent experts and thinkers with the aim of exploring a futuristic vision that benefits everyone. We are excited to partner this strategic and constructive dialogue that places the advancement of nations and societies at its core.”

Emirates Airlines: WGS is a significant event for foreseeing the future

Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre for Emirates Airlines, Official Carrier of the World Government Summit 2016, pointed out that the mega summit embodies the spirit behind the success of Emirates as one of the world’s global influencers and leading airlines.
He said: “The UAE today offers the world a role model of long-term vision and hard work by projecting future outcomes and developing suitable strategies for dealing with them. This summit is an example of the UAE’s far sighted vision and will emerge as a prominent global benchmark in the domain of governmental and institutional work.
“We are proud of our engagement in this landmark platform that stands apart from other similar events in its ambition and scope to integrate knowledge and solutions even while facilitating the exchange of experiences, skills and ideas on the challenges of the present and the future. Several enhancements to the current edition of the summit have triggered its transformation into an intellectual institution in just the span of a year. I am confident that the new threads of conversation will help the summit achieve conclusive outcomes, stronger impacts and greater outreach than ever before.”
Landmark Group – the Summit is indeed a critical platform, bringing together leaders and experts from across the world
Renuka Jagtiani, Vice Chairperson – Landmark Group said: “”Landmark Group is proud and honoured to be associated with the prestigious World Government Summit 2016, a visionary initiative of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
As a leading retail and hospitality group, we salute the astute and progressive leadership of the nation, which is driving the success of the retail sector in the region.
With global development being driven by innovation and technology, the Summit is indeed a critical platform, bringing together leaders and experts from across the world to share their perspective on diverse topics. We commend this initiative and would like to congratulate the entire team on the Summit’s continued success.”

RP Group of Companies – World Government Summit is a platform for shaping the future
Dr. Ravi Pillai, Chairman, RP Group of Companies said: “RP Group of Companies is proud to be part of one of the greatest endeavours of this millennium, the World Government Summit, the brain child of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, offering a platform for governments and international organizations on the leading global platform to share knowledge and experiences in the efforts to improve government work and offer better services to humanity”.
“At RP Group, we believe that our businesses must touch the lives of people meaningfully and our real strength comes from our commitment to the society. In line with our Group’s vision and mission, the World Government Summit is a platform for shaping the future of governments by encouraging innovative practices in government work and services, which is the need of the hour for a better future for the whole of humanity. We believe this noble endeavor is a confluence of world’s mind to make this world a better, safer and beautiful place for all humankind to live in. We wish the Summit all the very best and deeply honored to be part of it!”
Lulu Group International: UAE is a force for positive change in the world
Mr Yusuff ali M.A., Chairman and Managing Director, Lulu Group International says, “It is my greatest honour to partner an initiative of the UAE Government, one that is as visionary as its highest leadership. Given the discussions on innovation, future living and role of technology that powers the exciting evolution of smart government, the profile of the audience of 3,000 delegates from all over the world will be extraordinary. The summit promises great learning and knowledge creation while raising a meaningful interface between private sector and the government. I believe that the UAE is a force for positive change in the world, and I as one of its proud collaborators in its exciting growth, support and participate fully in its biggest, global event.”
The World Government Summit will convene over 3000 personalities from 125 countries. The summit will discuss over 70 topics through keynote speakers and major interactive sessions, drawing the participation of world leaders, ministers, decision makers, CEOs, innovators, officials, experts, entrepreneurs, academics, and university students. A number of initiatives, reports and studies will also be launched during the summit and throughout the year.