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His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Hosted in one of the fastest growing sustainable tourism destinations in the UAE, with accommodations at the exceptional Waldorf Astoria.

A two-day experience

In partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to reimagine a new momentum for human mobility. 

Distinguished speakers

Gathering the world's most inspiring and innovative leaders to connect, engage, and empower the vital dialogue on global citizenship.





The Future in Motion is set to be one of the global community's most exciting Annual Summits — gathering the world's leading minds to connect and engage on the world's most pressing challenges, celebrate important milestones in global citizenship, and unlock new opportunities for an empowering future.



This is your opportunity to connect and engage with a global network of extraordinary leaders. From heads of states, leaders of the civil society, top-tier economists, acclaimed artists and athletes, philanthropists and entrepreneurs – expand your personal network with the Global Citizen Forum's dynamic and diverse community pioneering for a better world.

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Your journey as a global citizen begins here. Empower your personal mission through vital dialogue on global issues and be part of the solution. Play your part in creating a lasting impact and helping shape future policies that ensure a better future for the next generation.



Hosted in the leading sustainable destination of the Middle East,  expand your horizons and further your reach beyond borders to an exceptional oasis — all while turning promising contacts into thriving opportunities and celebrating important milestones with the global community.


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Event Hosts

Ms. June Sarpong

June Sarpong

TV Host and Published Author


June Sarpong's 20-year career has seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. Beyond a media phenomenon — June is also the Co-Founder of the WIE Network, an acclaimed conference that has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries that support female excellence and has an alliance of over 200,000 women. She is the author of the books Diversify: Six Degrees of integration (2017) and The Power of Women (2018).

  Richard Quest

Journalist and Anchor


Based in New York City, Richard Quest is CNN's foremost international business correspondent. His coverage of breaking news, which has spanned two decades, has seen him report on a range of diverse and monumental stories, making him one of the most instantly recognizable members of the CNN team. Quest has regularly reported from G20 meetings and attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland each year.

Mr. Richard Quest
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Sara Al Madani

Serial Entrepreneur


Her Excellency Sara Al Madani is a respected fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was selected by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi to serve as the youngest board member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Following her success as a young businesswoman, Sara became an inspiring voice to women in the UAE.

Seize this opportunity.

Start your journey today.

Speakers & Guests

Halima Aden 1

Ms. Halima Aden

Model and Activist, Kenya
Dr. Tariq Al Gurg 3

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman, Dubai Cares, UAE
Sara Al Madani 5

H.E. Sara Al Madani

Serial Entrepreneur, UAE
Samantha Allyson 7

Ms. Samantha Allyson

Director, Ahmad Ibn Majid Project, UAE
Steve Aoki 9

Mr. Steve Aoki

Grammy-nominated DJ and Record Producer, USA
Armand Arton 11

Mr. Armand Arton

Founder, Global Citizen Forum, Canada
Rabea Ataya 13

Mr. Rabea Ataya

CEO of Bayt.com, Lebanon
Edmund Bartlett 15

Mr. Edmund Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Jamaica
Nana Kwame Bediako 17

Mr. Nana Kwame Bediako

CEO, Kwarleyz Group, Ghana
Maria Bravo 19

Ms. Maria Bravo

Founder and President, The Global Gift Foundation, Spain
Deborah Brosnan 21

Dr. Deborah Brosnan

President and Founder, Deborah Brosnan & Associates, USA
Gaston Browne 23

Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister, Antigua And Barbuda, Antigua And Barbuda
Maximillion Cooper 25

Mr. Maximillion Cooper

Founder, Gumball 3000 and Serial Entrepreneur, UK
Anino Emuwa 27

Dr. Anino Emuwa

Founder and Managing Director, Avandis Consulting, UK
Maria Fernanda Espinosa 29

Mrs. Maria Fernanda Espinosa

President of the United Nations General Assembly (2018-2019), Ecuador
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim 31

Hon. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Former President of Mauritius, Mauritius
Gwen Hines 33

Ms. Gwen Hines

CEO, Save The Children UK, UK
Jewel Howard-Taylor 35

Hon. Jewel Howard-Taylor

Vice President, Liberia, Liberia
Thomas Isermann 37

Mr. Thomas Isermann

Founder and CEO, Greenforce Future Food, Germany
Wyclef Jean 39

Mr. Wyclef Jean

Grammy Award-Winning Musician, Record Producer, Actor and Philanthropist, USA, Haiti
Dominic Kalms 41

Mr. Dominic Kalms

Founder and President, GVNG, USA
Emmanuel Kelly 43

Mr. Emmanuel Kelly

Singer and Philanthropist, Iraq
Todd Krim 45

Mr. Todd Krim

Founder, The Krim Group, USA
Craig Leeson 47

Mr. Craig Leeson

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Hong Kong
Eva Longoria 49

Mrs. Eva Longoria

Actress, Producer, Director, Activist, Philanthropist, USA
Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde 51

Hon. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde

Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC
Emi Mahmoud 53

Ms. Emi Mahmoud

World Champion Poet, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Sudan
Zahara Malik 55

Ms. Zahara Malik

CEO and Co-Founder of Grosvenor Capital, UAE
Siyabulela Mandela 57

Mr. Siyabulela Mandela

Regional Project Manager for East and Southern Africa at Journalists for Human Rights, South Africa
Yusra Mardini 59

Ms. Yusra Mardini

Olympic athlete, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Germany
H.E. Iván Duque Márquez 61

H.E. H.E. Iván Duque Márquez

President of the Republic of Colombia, Colombia
Flaviana Matata 63

Ms. Flaviana Matata

Supermodel and philanthropist, Tanzania
Noella Coursaris Musunka 65

Ms. Noella Coursaris Musunka

Model, Founder of Malaika, Ambassador for The Global Fund, UK
Josie Naughton 67

Ms. Josie Naughton

CEO, Choose Love Help Refugees, UK
Vivian Onano 69

Ms. Vivian Onano

Founder and Director at Leading Light Initiative, France
Florence Otedola 71

Ms. Florence Otedola

DJ and Music Producer, Nigeria
Atanas Pekanov 73

Mr. Atanas Pekanov

Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds Management, Bulgaria
Raki Phillips 75

Mr. Raki Phillips

CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, UAE
Philip J. Pierre 77

Hon. Philip J. Pierre

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia
Victor Ponta 79

Mr. Victor Ponta

Prime Minister, Romania (2012 - 2015), Romania
Rhett Power 81

Mr. Rhett Power

Founder, Accountability Inc, USA
Rebecca Anne Proctor 83

Ms. Rebecca Anne Proctor

Former Editor-in-Chief of Harper's Bazaar, USA
Richard Quest 85

Mr. Richard Quest

Journalist and Anchor, CNN, USA
Matteo Renzi 87

Hon. Matteo Renzi

Former Prime Minister of Italy, Italy
Nouriel Roubini 89

Mr. Nouriel Roubini

American Economist, Chairman and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, USA
June Sarpong 91

Ms. June Sarpong

TV Host and Published Author, UK
Nicole Scherzinger 93

Ms. Nicole Scherzinger

Singer, Actress, Special Olympics Ambassador, USA
Clarence Seedorf 95

Mr. Clarence Seedorf

Professional Football Player And Manager, Fifa's "100 Greatest Living Footballers', Netherlands
Eni Selfo 97

Ms. Eni Selfo

Head of Community Management, Mindvalley, Estonia
Shanina Shaik 99

Ms. Shanina Shaik

Supermodel and philanthropist, Australia
David Shrier 101

Mr. David Shrier

American Futurist, Author and Entrepreneur, USA
Ulisses Correia e Silva 103

H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva

Prime Minister, Republic Of Cape Verde, Republic Of Cape Verde
David Simas 105

Mr. David Simas

President of the Obama Foundation, USA
Dr. Kristin Surak 107

Dr. Dr. Kristin Surak

Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, UK
Fred Swaniker 109

Mr. Fred Swaniker

Entrepreneur and Leadership Development Expert, Ghana
Sophia Swire 111

Ms. Sophia Swire

Entrepreneur and International Development Expert, UK
Nick Van de Wall 113

Mr. Nick Van de Wall

DJ and Music Producer, Netherlands
Chris Voss 115

Mr. Chris Voss

CEO & Founder of The Black Swan Group, USA

Your unique chance to join

Heads of State
Thought Leaders
World-class Artists

gathered together to illuminate the future.

Frequently Asked Questions


There are different tiers of access to the two-day event based on the purchased ticket. All information on prices and inclusions can be found here. 

Yes. In addition to the health & safety requirements to arrive in Dubai, proof of negative PCR test will also be required to check-in at the hotel, as well as to access the event venue. Prior to your return, we have organized complementary PCR tests at the hotel. You will be instructed to book your appointment upon check-in.

Health and safety are a priority to us and our global community and we will ensure that all measures set by the local health authorities are adhered to. Ras Al Khaimah is amongst the safest post-pandemic destinations worldwide, as the world’s first safe-city as certified by Bureau Veritas and the first to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travels stamp.  In addition to the diligent health and safety measures put into place by the 5-star hotel and conference centre, we will be providing masks and sanitation points throughout the event.

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Located 50 minutes from Dubai and 2h30 minutes from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah is the region's leading sustainable tourism destination. Situated off the coast of Arabian Gulf and between the Hajjar Mountains, Ras Al Khaimah offers an exceptionally scenic experience with over 7,000 years of fascinating history and culture. It was also named the Gulf Tourism Capital two years in a row, and continues to host a number of prestigious regional and international events every year. 


As it is a very busy season for the UAE, it is highly advisable to book your trip as soon as possible. Most of our international guests arrive in Dubai and book their own transfer by car. There are many reliable and cost-effective services available. Once at the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, we have arranged transportation between the hotel and the event venue.

Guests will enjoy 5-star accommodations at the Waldorf Astoria depending on the ticket purchased. Rooms are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. A 2-night stay is offered for the full ticket or 1-night for the Gala-only ticket. Note that if you come earlier or decide to stay longer (there's so much beauty to discover, so we don't blame you) it will be at your own expense. You can also book your own accommodations elsewhere and purchase tickets without accommodations (B1-3).

Yes! The Future in Motion will be GCF's first carbon-conscious event, and set the framework for the organization's long-term Sustainability Strategy. Minimal-to-zero use of single-use plastic and paper, electric vehicles, scooters and carts, eco-friendly and reusable branded gifts, as well as a locally-sourced menu for The Gala. We have also partnered with ABOUT CLIMATE to accurately calculate and offset the remainder of the event's carbon emissions through the planting of Moringa trees.

Although we are at capacity for our Member Platform for 2021, we are delighted to offer guests attending The Future in Motion exclusive benefits for membership in 2022. 

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Presenting Partner

Programming Partners

Network Partners

Mobility Partners

Auction Partners

Media Partners

Governments represented

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

NGOs represented


Sustainability Partner


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Contact us

+1 855 935 6665 (North America)

+971 4 456 9220 (MENA region)

+382 20 672 427 (Europe)

1 Westmount Square, Suite 1110
Montreal, QC H3Z 2P9, Canada

Press & Media relations

Ms. Teresa Esmezyan
[email protected]

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