Mohammed bin Rashid to open 10th Arab Strategy Forum Tuesday

Mon 11-12-2017 19:51 PM

DUBAI, 11th December, 2017 (WAM) — The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will open on Tuesday the 10th edition of the Arab Strategy Forum, ASF, in Dubai.

The 10th edition of the forum, to be held under the theme ‘The State of the World in 2018’, will see thought leaders delivering geopolitical and economic forecasts on various global and regional issues. The forum aims to enable leaders in both private and public sectors to better anticipate future developments. This year’s edition of the event brings together prominent economic and political analysts and experts with the aim of fostering an analytical discussion of the state of the world in 2018.


The Arab Strategy Forum provides a platform for leaders in the private and public sectors to gain knowledge that will enable them to make strategically informed decisions, navigate risks and take advantage of opportunities. It seeks to achieve that by creating a venue for leaders to share their short-term forecasts, thought leadership and insights. It provides the ideal venue for world leaders and global influencers to discuss geopolitical and economic trends, insights and impactful strategies that can change the world.

The one-day event will have six plenary sessions featuring prominent speakers, including Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who will discuss the state of the world in 2018 from an economic perspective, and address the question of whether the world will witness an economic crisis. Other sessions at the event will cover the political and economic state of the Arab world, and ask key questions like which economy will lead the region, and how the confrontation with Iran will impact the region.

Former French President Francois Holland, and former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates will discuss ‘The Political State of the World in 2018’.

The geopolitical situation in the Arabian Gulf will be the focus of a special session. A report on the events that will affect the world in 2018 will be reviewed during the event.

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