With a projected contraction of 5.2% of GDP in the Middle East and North Africa in 2020, the twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil prices risk hampering economic progress. At the same time, the accelerated digitization in the region has the potential to unlock new opportunities and counterbalance these economic downturns.
What policies, practices and partnerships are needed to implement stakeholder capitalism in the region and fully harness the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
This session is associated with the World Economic Forum’s Regional Action Group for the Middle East and North Africa.
The first part of the session is open to the public online, the second is only accessible via TopLink.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Arabic
Senior Presenter, Al Arabiya
Abdulla Bin Touq
Minister of Economy, Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates
President, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
Henadi Al Saleh
Chair of the Board of Directors, Agility
Deputy Head, Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs, World Economic Forum Geneva