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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

RELIVE THE EXPERIENCE

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The future is in motion.

Thank you for being part of the global citizenship movement.

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 MOVEMENT. THE MESSAGE.

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"The Global Citizen Forum thrives on the strength to see the world as it is, and the courage to imagine the world as it could be"

Talimka Yordanova, CEO, Global Citizen Forum

Indulge in the memories.

Escape to the best moments in time.

DAY ONE: INVOLVE

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EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

CELEBRATE IMPORTANT MILESTONES IN A BREATHTAKING OASIS

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.

DAY TWO: EVOLVE

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CONNECT WITH VISIONARIES

WORLD-CLASS SPEAKERS AND THOUGHT LEADERS

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.

THE GALA: EMPOWER

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EMPOWER YOUR MISSION

COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCES AND MEANINGFUL INTERACTIONS

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.

Seize this opportunity.

Start your journey today.

Your 2021 Hosts

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Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham

TV Presenter, Former Euronews Anchor and Producer

UAE

Dynamic TV presenter, event host, and media trainer — Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham shines on the global stage with more than 20 years of experience leading US, Middle East and European TV networks including Bloomberg television and CNBC. A former anchor, lead writer, and executive producer of Euronews' flagship regional magazine program, Rebecca has also written extensively for leading global publications, from Vogue Magazine and The National newspaper to the South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal. 

  Richard Quest

Journalist and Anchor

USA

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

UAE

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.

Speakers & Guests

Halima Aden 1

Ms. Halima Aden

Model and Activist, Kenya
Hassan Akkad 2

Mr. Hassan Akkad

Photographer, filmmaker and refugee rights activist, Syria
Dr. Tariq Al Gurg 3

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman, Dubai Cares, UAE
Sara Al Madani 4

H.E. Sara Al Madani

Serial Entrepreneur, UAE
Samantha Allyson 5

Ms. Samantha Allyson

Director, Ahmad Ibn Majid Project, UAE
Steve Aoki 6

Mr. Steve Aoki

Grammy-nominated DJ and Record Producer, USA
Armand Arton 7

Mr. Armand Arton

Founder, Global Citizen Forum, Canada
Rabea Ataya 8

Mr. Rabea Ataya

CEO of Bayt.com, Lebanon
Moses Shyne Barrow 9

Hon. Moses Shyne Barrow

MP for Mesopotamia, House of Representatives, Belize
Edmund Bartlett 10

Mr. Edmund Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Jamaica
Beatrice Hamza Bassey 11

Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Chair, Union Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
Nana Kwame Bediako 12

Mr. Nana Kwame Bediako

CEO, Kwarleyz Group, Ghana

Thank you for joining

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Heads of State
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Thought Leaders
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World-class Artists
Guests

gathered together to illuminate the future.

Partners

Presenting Partner

Programming Partners

Network Partners

Mobility Partners

Auction Partners

Media Partners

Governments represented

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Bahamas
Belize
Belize
Botswana
Botswana
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Colombia
Colombia
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Liberia
Liberia
Maldives
Maldives
Mauritius
Mauritius
Romania
Romania
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

NGOs represented

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GCF21_NGO_Obama-Foundation
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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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