EDGE Group, World Government Summit Sign Partnership Agreement

19.10.2021 Asia
EDGE Group, World Government Summit Sign Partnership Agreement

EDGE Group, World Government Summit Sign Partnership Agreement

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The World Government Summit Organization has signed a partnership agreement with EDGE Group, the region’s leading advanced technology group, as part of its continuous efforts to enhance cooperation and expand the circle of partnerships aimed at exchanging knowledge and innovative ideas that support government efforts to foresee the future.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization, and His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of EDGE Group.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama stressed that strengthening partnerships, exchanging ideas, and expanding horizons of cooperation with various institutions in the public and private sectors, is key to enable the next generation of governments and societies.

“The agreement signed by the World Government Summit and EDGE Group will contribute to strengthening efforts to build a system of new opportunities in vital fields, ensuring the advancement of scientific research, and creating innovative solutions to global challenges in collaboration with the private sector,” he said.

His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai said: “The signing of this partnership with the World Government Summit is both timely and complements the strategic direction of the EDGE Group. Only through a joining of minds, through greater knowledge sharing, and a more balanced understanding of the real challenges facing us all, as societies and individuals, will we be able to facilitate tangible change.

“EDGE Group will use the partnership to explore valuable new opportunities to leverage our position as a regional pioneer in the advanced technology sector and for engagement with those in the sphere of influence as we continue to research new ways of creating a more long-lasting and positive impact on global security. In line with the UAE leadership’s vision of greater investment in the technologies of the future, we are striving to create an environment for innovation, safety, and superior manufacturing to help achieve this ultimate goal,” Al Bannai added.

The partnership with EDGE Group focuses on sharing best practices and global cooperation in the advanced technology industry, hosting dialogues, launching initiatives and events that contribute to exchanging knowledge, and employing new opportunities to chart a better future.

The World Government Summit Organization is a global, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments. The Summit, in its various activities, explores the agenda of the next generation of governments, focusing on harnessing innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.

The World Government Summit Organization operates at the intersection of government and innovation. It functions as a knowledge exchange platform that convenes leaders in the public and private sectors to collaborate with world-renowned experts in creating positive impact for citizens around the world.

Including initiatives and events held throughout the year, the World Government Summit holds a flagship annual gathering in Dubai.

EDGE was formed on 05 November 20219 consolidating more than 25 entities, from Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Emirates Advanced Investments Group (EAIG), Tawazun Holding, and other independent organizations. The company has a combined annual revenue of over US$5 billion and has more than 13,000 employees working across its five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Cyber Defense, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence, and Mission Support.


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