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A panel discussion under way at the India Global Forum in Dubai last year. Image Credit: Supplied

India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar will inaugurate the India Global Forum UAE 2022 that gets under way in Abu Dhabi on December 12. The week-long high profile gathering, held under the theme “Partners for Global Impact” will bring together leading political, business, and cultural figures from India, the UAE and across the world.

Covering the breadth of bilateral relations between India and the UAE, climate finance, technology, and investments, the five-day event in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will also be an opportunity to discuss India’s global aspirations and its presidency of the G20 amid challenging geopolitical scenarios.

Featuring inspiring conversations, exchanges and debates, the event comes at an opportune moment as the India-UAE relationship goes from strength to strength. The forum will also present opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs of both countries to work together for regional and global impact. Participants can book for in-person participation at the India Global Forum.

Commenting on the event, Professor Manoj Ladwa, Founder and Chairman, India Global Forum, said, “The world is at a critical juncture in many ways, whether its tackling climate change or addressing global economic turbulence. It’s more important than ever that nations, businesses, and influencers seek common ground and work on positive outcomes for global impact. Our UAE edition of India Global Forum, which is the first major global event after India’s ascendency to the G20 presidency, will enable just that.”

IGF UAE will conclude on December 16, 2022, with the first ever UAE-India Awards, a glittering gala dinner celebrating some the leading personalities and businesses driving UAE-India collaboration.

For more information on the event, click here: IndiaGlobalForum.

High profile speakers at India Global Forum UAE 2022 include:

• Dr S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India

• Bhupendra Yadav, Minister of Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India;

• Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for AI, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, UAE

• Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Government of UAE

• Dr Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and IT, Government of India

• Michael Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP, USA

• Rola Abu Manneh, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, UAE

The full list of speakers can be accessed here

Key themes of India Global Forum UAE 2022

• Climate Finance and Technology Roundtables
• UAE-India Partners for Global Impact
• Fireside Chat: Mobilising Climate Solutions for Maximum Impact
• India Global Forum Climate Finance and Technology Summit – The Road to COP28
• I2U2 (India, Israel, UAE, USA) Roundtable
• Metaverse and Web3.0 – A New World of Opportunities or a Fool’s Errand?
• Tech Winter 2022: End of Good Times?
• Building Robust healthcare Platforms
• Borderless Ambitions — Globalising the India stack
• Trendspotting: Have We Reached a Saturation Point with Fintech?
• Borderless Ambitions — First-Hand Lessons on Building a Global Company
• Social Media is Dead. Long Live Social Media!
• 2023 Investment Outlook Light at the end of the tunnel?
• Closer India-UAE Engagement: What Patterns and What Future?
• Efficient India: Reforming India Brick by Brick, Byte by Byte
• Into 2023: Politics, Business, Media and the World Upside Down
• Women in Leadership