Economy & Finance

MENA 2019: The Start Up Revolution

While the Middle East saw nearly $1 trillion in venture funding in 2016 and hit a record number of start-up deals last year, the region’s SME...

Launching the "University of the People" in Arabic: University By Refugees, For Refugees

University of the People (UoPeople), the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university will be announcing UoPeople...

MENA 2019: Special Remarks Shaking Up the Middle East

Emine Erdoğan, First Lady of Turkey, will provide special remarks at the start of this high-level panel on youth perspectives in the Middle East....

MENA 2019: Press Conference Global Shapers launching Hubs in East and West Jerusalem

The World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community is pleased to announce the launch of two Hubs in the historical city of Jerusalem. Hear from the...

MENA 2019: Shaping Human Centred Cities

With the majority of the population living in urban areas in the Middle East and North Africa, the liveability of its cities is under pressure....

MENA 2019: The Geopolitical Outlook

Global geopolitical realignments are affecting the region's security landscape. What are the implications for the future of key fault-lines,...

MENA 2019: New Energy for the Middle East

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar rank energy price shocks stemming from oil price volatility as the highest risk to doing business in...

MENA 2019: Shaping the Future of Tourism in Jordan

Jordan’s tourism sector continues to grow and underpins both employment and economic progress, demonstrating notable resilience in the face of...

MENA 2019: Opening Plenary

Opening Address by · H.M. King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Special Remarks by · Muhammadu Buhari,...

MENA 2019: Press Conference Meet the Co Chairs II

The Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will use this press conference to present their expectations for the...

MENA 2019: Press Conference Meet the Co chairs I

The Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will use this press conference to present their expectations for the...

MENA 2019: Managing Cyber Risk

By 2025, more than 25 billion devices will be connected to the internet and 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road; and the number of...

MENA 2019: A New Standard for Public Education

Persistent gaps in quality between private and public schooling in the Middle East and North Africa are creating inefficiencies in the labour...

MENA 2019: Press Conference with the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Speaker · Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Moderator · Georg Schmitt, Head of Corporate Affairs, World...