Dubai to host Abundance 360 Summit

Summit from founder of Singularity University will focus on disruptive technology

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Dubai to host Abundance 360 Summit Dubai Future Foundation and Dr Peter Diamandis have signed an agreement to bring the Abundance 360 Summit to Dubai.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 2, 2018

Dubai will host the ‘Abundance 360 Summit' for disruptive technology and innovation, in March next year.

The summit is coming to Dubai through a partnership between Dubai Future Foundation Dr Peter H Diamandis, Executive Founder of Singularity University, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation.

The event will be held under the His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.

A360 Dubai Summit will take place over two days, and will target entrepreneurs, C-level executives and government leaders. The summit will showcase disruptive technology, ranging from machine learning to robotics, virtual reality and blockchain, to show how these and other emerging technologies will impact business and the world in the next one to three years.

Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said: "Partnering with Abundance 360 (A360) comes as Dubai Future Foundation continues to work on exploring ways to bring the future, along with all the potential benefits, to today's world. Our role as a Foundation has always been rooted in innovation, and exploration, of the potentials and possibilities of emerging and new technologies in serving humanity today. We are also working to positively impact the culture around us to support risk-taking and entrepreneurship, for it's our firm belief that human ingenuity is key to delivering on the future."

Dr Peter Diamandis commented: "I am incredibly excited to bring Abundance 360 to the United Arab Emirates, a country that is pushing the boundaries of technological innovation. Bringing the summit to Dubai reflects my passion and mission to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa understand the impact of exponential technologies, and to give the region's leaders a hands-on experience of the rate of change that is going on in their region and the world."

"Our partnership with Dubai Future Foundation is a testament to the importance the UAE government is placing on exponential technologies and their impact on the future. The UAE is a world leader in digital governance and is leading the charge with various technology-focused initiatives aimed at finding solutions for the challenges of the future. We are extremely honoured that His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai will be our Patron and proud to partner with the

Abundance 360 (A360) Summit will take place in Dubai on March 26-27, 2019.

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