World Economic Forum MENA 2019

Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA region spoke on a panel themed ‘Fintech on the rise” during the MENA World Economic Forum which took place on 6-7 April. He shared data on mobile money adoption globally from the GSMA State of the Industry Report. Some of the entities present included: Institutional Members and Partners, Forum Members, Public Figures, Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, Global Shapers, Social Entrepreneurs, Young Scientists, Faculty and Global Future Council Members, Cultural Leaders and Media Leaders.

The event convened over 1000 key leaders from government, business and civil society at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to enable collaboration on the most pressing challenges facing the region. The meeting provided a collaborative platform for generating progress on the regional agenda for inclusive growth, social advancement, and sustainable development. Leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant and North Africa, as well as key international stakeholders from the United States, Europe, East Africa, and other regions, addressed the transformational imperatives facing the region. The meeting helped to build on the World Economic Forum’s expertise on the Fourth Industrial Revolution to unlock action-oriented dialogue related to the Future of Economic Progress and its impact at the regional and national levels.