World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2013

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Dato & tid:
24. maj. 2013 until 26 maj 2013
00:00 - 00:00

Lokation: Dead Sea


Shaping the New Regional Context

Two years after the start of the transitions in Tunisia and Egypt, decision-makers across the Middle East and North Africa are responding to the challenge of translating the societal momentum into concrete positive outcomes for all citizens. This new context represents a vital opportunity for industry, government and civil society to jointly make historic gains in crucial areas for the region, including youth unemployment, transparency, income disparity, private sector development and infrastructure. At the same time, these efforts are taking place against the backdrop of a deep economic slowdown in Europe and geopolitical uncertainty in the Levant, which underscores the need for enhanced regional cooperation as well as the importance of relations with emerging markets.

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will therefore convene over 1,000 leaders at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to take a practical look at what policies and business strategies can support the aspirations of the region’s economies, while at the same catalysing the dialogue necessary to overcome long-standing fault lines and facilitate a truly multistakeholder partnership for the future.

  • How can the new governments in North Africa respond to public expectations while managing sustainable economic transitions?
  • What regional mechanisms need to be in place to safeguard the prosperity of economies facing resource scarcity and rapid population growth?
  • What are the implications of the situation in Syria for inter-faith and inter-communal relations in the Middle East and North Africa?
  • What are the proven best practices for creating the conditions for youth-driven entrepreneurial growth?

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