Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani
Executive Chairman of the Aqdar World Summit
Chairman of INDEX Holding

After the successful completion of 2 consecutive editions in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, I am immensely delighted to witness ‘Aqdar World Summit’ crossing the shores of the UAE for the first time and presenting itself on the global stage in the Russian capital ‘Moscow’.

In its 3rd edition, Aqdar World Summit is being held under a new theme ‘Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned’ with the aim of building an international platform that focuses its attention on issues and topics related to empowering individuals, developing smart and sustainable societies and raising awareness about programs that benefit communities and its populations across the world.

The UAE and Russia share common goals in many diverse fields and sectors including business, education and cultural spheres. Moreover, as the UAE is a global hub for innovation and sustainable practices – drawing the brightest minds, supporting worldwide initiatives and putting a great emphasis on building a cohesive society and a strong identity for individuals and communities alike, Aqdar World Summit provides an ideal opportunity for UAE and Russia to come together and explore these issues in great depth and detail.

I am highly confident that the first overseas edition of Aqdar World Summit in Moscow will greatly help in creating new grounds for cooperation and collaboration for both countries, particularly in the field of human empowerment and sustainability. While the summit, running parallel to the Moscow Global Forum ‘City for Education’ brings together top world leaders, experts and high-profile speakers from various fields to seek their insights on human empowerment, the exhibition on the sidelines of the conference, offers the biggest brands and businesses from the public and private sectors a chance to showcase their latest projects in the field of innovation and sustainability.

In conclusion, I would like to thank all our partners who, without their continuous support, would not have reached to this position. We hope that this third edition will benefit all participants and attendees from various sectors and help them achieve their goals.

I look forward to welcoming you all in Moscow and wish you a highly productive and enriching experience at Aqdar World Summit.