Dubai Future Foundation announced its partnership with Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Executive Founder of Singularity University, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, to host the signature Abundance 360 (A360) Summit in Dubai on March 26-27, 2019, having signed the MOU in Boston yesterday.
Being held under the patronage of His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation, the inaugural two-day A360 Dubai Summit kicks off a highly curated one-year program for entrepreneurs, C-level executives and government leaders that showcases some of the most exciting developments in disruptive technology and innovation today.
With the global gathering held every year in Beverly Hills in January, and regional Summits held in Shanghai, Sao Paulo and now Dubai, this gathering dubbed the ‘Davos for Exponential Tech’ curates insights from the world’s leading experts in disruptive technology, ranging from machine learning to robotics, virtual reality and blockchain, showcasing how these and other emerging technologies will impact business and the world in the next one to three years.
Upon signing the MOU, Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said; “Partnering with Abundance 360 (A360) comes as Dubai Future Foundation continues to work on exploring ways to bring the future, along with all the potential benefits, to today’s world. Our role as a Foundation has always been rooted in innovation, and exploration, of the potentials and possibilities of emerging and new technologies in serving humanity today. We are also working to positively impact the culture around us to support risk-taking and entrepreneurship, for it’s our firm belief that human ingenuity is key to delivering on the future.”
Speaking at the partnership MOU signing, Dr. Peter Diamandis commented, “I am incredibly excited to bring Abundance 360 to the United Arab Emirates, a country that is pushing the boundaries of technological innovation. Bringing the summit to Dubai reflects my passion and mission to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa understand the impact of exponential technologies, and to give the region’s leaders a hands-on experience of the rate of change that is going on in their region and the world.”
“Our partnership with Dubai Future Foundation is a testament to the importance the UAE government is placing on exponential technologies and their impact on the future. The UAE is a world leader in digital governance and is leading the charge with various technology-focused initiatives aimed at finding solutions for the challenges of the future. We are extremely honoured that His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai will be our Patron and proud to partner with the Dubai Future Foundation to host our inaugural Abundance 360 Dubai Summit,” stated Dr Diamandis.
“Having been a A360 Global member for the past 3 years, I have been extremely impressed with the insights, ideas and inspiration A360 offers its members,” said Aman Merchant, Chief Disruptor at d’labs, A360’s exclusive strategic partner in the MENA region. “For anyone looking to rewrite the playbook in their respective industries by leveraging exponential tech, there is no other global program like this and Dr Diamandis’ choosing to host the inaugural A360 program in the MEASA region in Dubai perfectly aligns with the bold & futuristic vision of the leadership of Dubai.”
“We are delighted to have obtained the Dubai Future Foundation’s support and look forward to working together to host what promises to be an extraordinary learning and networking platform for exponentially minded leaders in the region,” added Merchant.