The WEF on MENA, 9th of its kind in Jordan and the 16th meeting in the region, will bring together more than 800 government, business and civil society leaders from more than 50 countries.
The gathering is expected to focus on latest developments in the region, institution-building efforts in the Arab world, regional trade exchanges and investment as well as partnership between Gulf countries, the United States, Europe and Asia.
The forum, to be held as the MENA region is facing major security challenges and macro-economic uncertainty, will be an opportunity to discuss ways of building regional framework for prosperity and peace through public-private initiatives.
The event’s program features presentations by experts and decision-makers on inclusive growth, competitiveness, youth unemployment, energy and infrastructure in the region.
Acccording to Miroslav Dusek, senior director & Head of Mena at the World Economic Forum, it is highly important “to form new economic, governmental and societal partnerships for the future of this region”.
The future partnerships should lead to sustainable & inclusive development, powered by human capital, he added, stressing the link exiting between economic prosperity and political stability in the MENA region.