Speakers included H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb, Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Ban Ki-moon, UNDP’s Sophie de Caen, and Al Arabiya’s Turki Aldakhil.
Dubai, December 5, 2016 – His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the opening ceremony of the Knowledge Summit 2016, being organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel.
Bearing the theme “Knowledge… Present and Future”, the three-day Summit is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as under the directives and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of MBRF. The Summit brings together prominent ministers, executives, and intellectuals to discuss ways to boost the production and dissemination of knowledge.
Speaking at the opening ceremony were His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF; the guest of honour, H.E. Tony Abbott, Former Prime Minister of Australia; Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General (in a televised message); Sophie de Caen, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); and Turki Aldakhil, General Manager of Al Arabiya Television Network in Dubai.