Sheikh Hamdan attends opening of 49th World Economic Forum

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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, attended today the opening of the forty-ninth session of the World Economic Forum, which is being held in Davos, Switzerland, from 22nd to 25th January.

The theme of this year's edition is "Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution."

The event's keynote speeches were delivered by President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Finance Ueli Maurer, and Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and a number of officials attended the session along with Sheikh Hamdan.

In an opening address, Klaus Schwab stressed issues around the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

He thanked those in attendance, saying, "we are here a true multi-stakeholder community...We have to listen to the young people and that is what we will do in this meeting."

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