The Business

The World Development Forum is a conference development & management company producing business summits, meetings and & executive education since 2003, Our team brings over 30 years of experience in conference development & management.

Our events featured some of the world’s thought leaders, policy makers, international figures and business executives.

The Experience

We were fortunate to work with and learn from the most successful companies, world’s leading academic,  forward thinking government entities and bright entrepreneurs which helped us to develop better events.

Our clients include fortune 100, major multinationals, blue-chip companies, government and public services organizations.

The Difference

Our work is based on our competencies to observe, imagine, design and create, we are event makers striving to make a change.

We are in the business of influence, we believe that our events had a positive impact on both organization level and economic level.


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Years of Success

Featured Event

World Strategy Summit

The Story

Featured Gurus

The World Strategy Summit

The World Strategy Summit is a professional platform featuring strategy thought leadership and world experts from best-in-class; Academic, Corporate and Government entities to address the latest trends and thinking in Strategy, leadership and innovation.

The  World Strategy Summit availed an unprecedented opportunity for the government & business leaders to learn from leading authorities and industry gurus.

The summit was held in strategic partnership with the UAE Ministry of Interior under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE and Minister of Interior.

Featuring the world’s renowned Strategy, leadership & Innovation thought leaders: Tom Peters, Gary Hamel, Renee Mauborgne to name a few- made it a must-attend summit for Government & Business leaders of today and tomorrow

The event was developed in strategic partnership with the Association for Strategic Planning.

Our Annual Events

Financial Technology Summit Middle East

The foremost, exclusive annual Summit for senior decision-makers of Banking & Financial sector in Middle East, launched in 2005 – now in its 12th edition.

FT Summit was an early catalyst for Digital and Mobile Banking in the region and helped many institutions through the radical shift of the industry.

Major Achievement

Promoted the concept of the Bank of the Future and influenced many banks to integrate digital strategy into business strategy to benefit from the digital opportunities & avoid the digital disruption.

Government Technology Summit Middle East

Founded in 2006 as the first annual summit in the Middle East focusing on  IT strategies in the government and public services sectors, bringing together senior executives from the region to discuss latest trends, best practices and facilitating the transfer of knowledge.

Major Achievement

Promoted the concept of SMART Government from 2010 to date to urge the region’s Government to move from e-Government towards Smart Government to facilitate citizen-centric Government services and bridge digital divide.

Oil & Gas ICT Summit Middle East

Annual summit dedicated to the leaders of the oil gas and industrial sectors

Founded in 2008 as the 1st professional platform in the region to focus on ICT strategies in the Oil, Gas and Industrial sectors, bringing together senior executive concerned about ICT to discuss how technology can contribute to their competitive advantage

Major Achievement

OT Summit contributed in building awareness about digital oil fields and brought the latest technology developments like big data, cloud computing, and digital oil field in addition to information security strategies in the industrial sector.

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