India Global Forum first UAE edition opens

The first-ever UAE edition of the UK-headquartered India Global Forum (IGF) – India Global Forum UAE 2021 – opened in Dubai on December 13.

The two-day hybrid conference, co-hosted by the Embassy of the UAE – New Delhi and Consulate General of India, Dubai, IGF UAE 2021, will shine a light on the Dynamic Alliance between India and the UAE centred around areas of world-beating skills and talent, technology, and business partnerships. The conference, focussed on several thrust areas of bilateral and global significance, including healthcare, technology and trade, includes keynote addresses and panel discussions from an array of high-profile ministers, government officials and business leaders from both countries.

The conference also provides a platform to Unicorns from both India and the UAE as they unleash disruption through innovation in several fields including media, e-commerce, mobility, fintech and the Internet, among others.

Day One highlight speakers include:

  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

  • Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India

  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

  • Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Government of UAE

  • Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Government of UAE

  • Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, Government of India


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