World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017

19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

Dead Sea, Jordan

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will be held in 19-21 May 2017, at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Organised by the World Economic Forum, in partnership with King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), the meeting will convene over 1,000 government, business, and civil society leaders from more than 50 countries. The event is intended to provide a collaborative platform for shaping the future of the Middle East and Noth Africa through public-private cooperation. It will also aim to address continued geopolitical shifts and humanitarian challenges by supporting multistakeholder dialogue on the situation in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, and the ongoing refugee crisis.

Top decision-makers from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant and North Africa, as well as key international stakeholders from the United States, Europe, East Africa, and other regions, will also explore the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new era in the global economy promising huge opportunities, resulting from the convergence of digital information and technological advancements in various economic fields. Under this theme, participants will examine in particular how new technologies can be harnessed to create employment, encourage entrepreneurism, and drive inclusive growth.

For more information, visit the event webpage.