His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai here this morning met Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils and the Board members participating in the 3rd Annual GFCC Meeting and Summit.
The three day summit is attended by leaders from competitiveness councils around the world - including CEOs, CTOs, university presidents, leaders from major laboratories and research foundations, and government representatives.
Sheikh Mohammed and the participating delegations who met here at "The Address" Hotel in Dubai exchanged talks on the summit's agenda and its importance for both the public and private sectors in the participating countries.
Also present was Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State and Chairwoman of Emirates Competitiveness Council.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the participants and the state's guests praising the efforts of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) in raising awareness on the importance of developing the competitiveness of the countries.
He also stressed that country's competitiveness policy is based on innovation and creativity, the main goals of the UAE Vision 2021 which contributes to consolidate its stature as one of the best countries of the world by the year 2021.
Holliday, expressed thanks on behalf of the member states and their appreciation to UAE for hosting this world class event, which helps to promote the culture of innovation noting the global and regional role of UAE in this regard.
The events, hosted by the Emirates Competitiveness Council, a founding board member and 2012 vice-chair of the GFCC, will include an international innovation and competitiveness summit and serve as a platform for continued progress and action to solve the global grand challenges and opportunities facing nations in the 21st century. This year, 20 countries are being represented at the GFCC meeting.