Consultants powering knowledge at World Government Summit 2024

12 February 2024 3 min. read

Taking place in Dubai this week, the World Government Summit is bringing leaders from business and government together to shape responses to some of the world’s most pressing issues and solutions.

To be held in Dubai from 12th to 14th February, the World Government Summit will host over 23 ministerial meetings and roundtables with more than 300 ministers. Additionally, it will witness the attendance of over 85 international, regional and intergovernmental organisations, along with 120 government delegations.

All in all, over 10,000 participants from some 140 countries will attend the event, exploring topics under the overarching theme for 2024, ‘Shaping Future Governments’.

Consultants powering knowledge at World Government Summit 2024

Among the speakers and attendees of the 11th edition of the World Government Summit are high-profile business leaders like Sam Altman (Chief Executive Officer of OpenAI), Guillaume Faury (Chief Executive Officer of Airbus), Jensen Huang (CEO of NVIDIA), as well as high ranked government officials from around the world (including Presidents and Ministers).

Powered by cutting-edge knowledge

The World Government Summit is powered by a select group of partners, with the knowledge agenda driven by an exclusive group of 14 consulting firms – all big names of the industry.

The list of consultancies consist of the ‘MBB’ of McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company, fellow strategic consultancies Strategy&, Oliver Wyman, Kearney, and Arthur D. Little, the Big Four of Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, as well as Accenture, Mercer and Economic Impact (the think-tank of the Economist).

Most of these firms are longstanding partners of the World Government Summit, and also serve as partners of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.

During the three-day event, experts from these consultancies will deliver keynotes / presentations, lead workshops, and sit on panel sessions. Most firms will also see thought leadership they worked on launched atthe event.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World GovernmentSummit, said: “Our knowledge partners are concerned with creating new solutions for the challenges facing governments, and are pioneers of the private sector and global research leaders.”

“It is crucial that we design strategies and create working models that support governments that seek to improve their performance and develop their services. This showcases the Summits role as a global platform that incubates and stimulates the creation of the best government solutions and practices aimed at serving people.”

Alongside its key knowledge partners, the World Government Summit 2024 also draws its insights from knowledge contributors including the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, Global Citizen Forum, Gallup, Atlantic Council, and Observer Research Foundation.