His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opened on Sunday the exhibition of future government services, in Dubai on the eve of the launch of the 2nd session of the Government Summit 2014.
As many as 3,500 delegates and government representatives from 50 countries along with the world's most respected government and business leaders, decision makers, executives and experts will gather for the The Government Summit, the only and largest global platform dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of government services and related opportunities.
This year, the Summit will be held from February 10 to 12 in Dubai under the theme "Leading Government Services".
Sheikh Mohammed said: "The future holds great technological transformations that we aspire to cope with..... the UAE government will seek to build partnership and integration with the private sector to make a different life for communities. We will also provide an integrated environment in the UAE government to experience every new product in the world of technology and innovation.''
During his tour of the exhibition, Sheikh Mohammed, who was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was informed by Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Government Summit, about the displays in the exhibition, the first of its kind in the world to present an unparalleled future vision for the next ten years on delivery of government services in sectors like airports, health, state-of-the art learning simulators and future smart cities.
The exhibition assembles the world's most smart researchers and designers from 18 countries who envisage how the most ambitious governments in the world can harness advanced technology to provide their citizens with the most convenient services.
The three-day exhibition highlights six interactive systems including among them international travel, home care health, experience-based learning, smart cities, delivery of government services via visual and automated transformation and artificial intelligence that spur visitors to imagine future trends of government services.
Government Summit serves humanity: Mohammed
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed asserted that the Government Summit, held in the United Arab Emirates and attended by over 50 governments in addition to the United Nations and other international organizations, is summit for conscious and sincere minds, minds that are keen to serve people and improve quality of life.
Commenting on the Government Summit that will be held from the 10th to 12th of February, Sheikh Mohammed said: "We welcome all the UAE’s guests, and we assure that developing the governments’ services is not an Emirati objective but rather global. It is an objective that the UAE considers a foundation for achieving community welfare and facilitating life to create opportunities for the next generations. This universal gathering for officials, thinkers and innovators is a gathering for the best interest and happiness of mankind."
His Highness added: "The Government Summit is a pure national production and a gift from the UAE to the world aiming to serve humanity."
Sheikh Mohammed asserted that the United Arab Emirates genuinely believe in developing governments’ services and creating an environment that enable people to utilize their potentials and recognize their dreams. This will take communities to stability and prosperity. This Government Summit is a manifestation for what the UAE believes.
His Highness concluded: "The previous Government Summit was the first of its kind, and this one will certainly lead the way. We hope everyone will benefit from the sessions and workshops, and we hope to see soon its impact and applications on the ground. We wish the very best for all the participants, and I hope that they will make the best out of it."
The world's most respected government and business leaders, decision makers, executives and experts will gather for the 2nd annual UAE Government Summit, which is being held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Summit will focus on how citizen happiness can be improved through transformative government services.
Patronises launch of Shooting Support Units Festival
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed on Sunday patronised the inauguration ceremony of the Shooting Support Units Festival held in Al Haffar Area on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inspected the guard of honour along with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, whilst the Armed Forces’ musical band played the national anthem.
Among those who attended the opening ceremony were Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Lt. General Misbah bin Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President, Staff Major General Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi, Commander of the Shooting Support Units, Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai and a number of leaders of the branches of the UAE armed forces officers.
From the main stand, Sheikh Mohammed watched part of the clay pigeon shooting competition on the tunes of folkloric performances.
The vice president received a commemorative shield from Major General Abdullah bin Muhair Al Kitbi, Commander of Support Units, in honour of gracing the event.
Sheikh Mohammed then watched a live rifle shooting conducted by government secondary school students.
''Military service is an honour and sacrifice which transforms youth into valiant men and instills love of homeland, loyalty to leadership and true belonging to the homeland,'' Sheikh Mohammed said.
Sheikh Mohamed toured a military exhibition staged on the margins of the festival.