Navigating a World in Transition

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is rich in human capital and poised to assume greater influence in today’s global economy. As economic growth and political reforms continue, many countries have been compelled to accelerate structural reforms to diversify their economies and boost the role of the private sector in creating jobs for rapidly growing labor forces.

Key Questions

What lessons can be learned from modernizing economies across the globe?

How are governments prioritizing investments in health-care systems to address a growing population suffering from chronic disease?

How will the regional workforce adapt and adopt new skills to respond to technological innovation? How will shifts in oil prices and supply affect the region's commitment to economic diversification?

How are regional trade ties improving in light of global trade instability? How will the region win its battle against water scarcity and food insecurity?

About the 2019 MENA Summit

Finding answers to these questions requires leadership and collaboration—across the government, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors. The 2019 MENA Summit will bring together a curated group of high-profile senior executives, investors, government officials, sovereign wealth fund directors, and philanthropists to discuss, develop, and create solutions. Through research and networking platforms, the Institute will continue to identify opportunities for the deployment of public, private, and philanthropic capital to spur policy action and drive development in the region.


MENA Summit Sponsors

Strategic Partners


MENA Summit 2019

February 12 - 13, 2019


St. Regis Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates