Global CF 2021 Summit 'The Future in Motion' announces attendance of leading global figures

Global leaders, ministers, philanthropists, acclaimed artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and world-class economists to convene at this year's Global Citizen Forum in Ras Al Khaimah

Global CF 2021 Summit 'The Future in Motion' announces attendance of leading global figures
  • To lead conversations on human mobility and steps towards a more sustainable future

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: World leaders and activists are preparing to gather in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, from 12-13 December for the Global Citizen Forum’s acclaimed Annual Summit.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, The Future in Motion — A New Momentum for Human Mobility, will take place at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre. The highly anticipated event follows a partnership between Global Citizen Forum, a social action platform driven by a community of leaders committed to unlocking opportunities in global citizenship, and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which has set its sights on becoming a regional leader in sustainable tourism by 2025.

The Future in Motion aims to ignite vital global conversations on the potential of human mobility and engage the world’s leading minds on pertinent and relevant initiatives designed to deliver a more sustainable and resilient future; from restoring the world’s oceans, to powerful refugee stories and redefining global citizenship in a post-pandemic world.

Amongst the line-up of over 60 inspiring global leaders and heads of state include the President of Colombia, H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, Vice President of Liberia, H.E. Jewel Taylor, President of Mauritius (2015-2018) Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, H.E. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, Prime Minister of Italy (2014-2016) Matteo Renzi, as well as the Prime Ministers of Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, and Cape Verde.

Other notable speakers include award-winning actress, producer and director, entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist, Eva Longoria who will be honored with the Global Citizen Forum Award during the fundraising Gala; Grammy-nominated singer, actress and Special Olympics Ambassador, Nicole Scherzinger, former FBI hostage negotiator and Masterclass coach, Chriss Voss, environmental entrepreneur and marine biologist, Dr. Deborah Brosnan, Nobel Prize-winning economist, Nouriel Roubini, Somali-American activist and supermodel; Halima Aden, and many more.

Headline hosts include US-based journalist and CNN anchor, Richard Quest; and UAE fashion designer and entrepreneur, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani, each bringing their renowned personality and perspective to the dynamic event.

Talimka Yordanova, CEO of the Global Citizen Forum, who will be moderating a selection of panel discussions at the forum, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an interesting phenomenon of increased connection and co-operation worldwide. We are looking forward to welcoming an inspiring line-up of speakers at this year’s Global Citizen Forum, where we will be providing a platform for global citizens to dissect international challenges, connect over solutions and deepen relationships.”

Raki Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, who will also be speaking at the event, said: “It is an honour to partner with the Global Citizen Forum to host ‘The Future in Motion’, bringing the world’s leading minds together to discuss some of the most pressing challenges the global community is currently facing and unlocking the potential for human mobility. It is a great opportunity to be involved in the dialogue that promotes sustainability and a new momentum for human mobility, which at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is the foundation of our long-term strategy for tourism in the emirate. Working together as dependable global citizens and committing to sustainable development, we can create a better future for future generations.”

As one of the most culturally rich and diverse global annual gatherings, Global Citizen Forum’s Annual Summits previously hosted in Dubai, Toronto, Monaco and Sveti Stefan have each welcomed more than 500 guests from over 65 countries. Organisers are anticipating record turnout at the Ras Al Khaimah edition which is set to highlight the importance of human mobility in a post-pandemic world.

The Global Citizen Forum will be a carbon-conscious event and follow strict protocols to prioritize health and safety throughout the event. A negative PCR-test must be presented to register.


About Global Citizen Forum  

The Global Citizen Forum is a Canadian non-profit organization driven by a global community of leaders and catalyzers unlocking the potential of global citizenship. Through a series of curated events and experiences, GCF’s membership-based community gathers from across the globe for their Annual Summit to bridge dialogue with action for traceable, transparent and measurable impact.

About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) 

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKTDA aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Authority has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.

For more information, please contact: 
Tamara Youssef, Memac Ogilvy PR 

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