Taking place in the UAE’s emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on 16th and 17th November 2022, the Global Citizen Forum (GCF) is a Canadian non-profit organization driven by a global community of leaders and catalyzers unlocking the potential of global citizenship. Through a series of curated events and experiences, GCF’s membership-based community gathers from across the globe for its annual summit to bridge dialogue with action for traceable, transparent, and measurable impact.
The summit will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA). This year’s event is part of a trilogy set to be hosted in Ras Al Khaimah for the next three years under the theme, The Butterfly Effect, and 2022’s theme will explore “Human Metamorphosis.”
A star-studded lineup of speakers will be at the event, including Burning Man festival Co-Founder, Harley Dubois; Best-selling author, activist, and Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani; Grammy award-winning musician, record producer, actor, and philanthropist, Wyclef Jean; Former Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity, and Equal Opportunities in France, Élisabeth Moreno; Co-President & Artistic Director of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele; UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Senior Advisor and Representative to the GCC Countries, Khaled Khalifa; Ex-FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss and many more.
Talimka Yordanova, CEO of the Global Citizen Forum, said in a statement, “We are looking forward to welcoming an inspiring line-up of speakers at this year’s Global Citizen Forum where we will be providing a platform for global citizens to come together to discuss international challenges, connect over solutions and deepen relationships as global challenges, and their solutions, become more and more interconnected.”
Each year the world's leading minds assemble at the GCF's Annual Summit to highlight and celebrate the significant untapped potential of working together to create a lasting impact. This year’s Annual Summit is set to engage some of the world’s leading minds around the theme of Human Metamorphosis and ignite vital conversations on the state of the future.
Global Citizen Forum Founder and Chairman, Armand Arton, shared, “As one of the most culturally rich and diverse global annual gatherings, the Global Citizen Forum catalyzes progress towards a more sustainable future by creating space for dialogue and knowledge-sharing across a wide range of disciplines. This year’s speakers, who include some of the world’s foremost minds on far-reaching topics, will shed insight into the increasingly interconnected nature of global issues and highlight emerging areas for cooperation so that we can begin to build a better tomorrow, together today.”
Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR’s Senior Advisor and Representative to the GCC Countries also added, “The Global Citizen Forum can make a real impact through its strategic partnerships and initiatives. I’m looking forward to participating in this year’s event, which will shine a light on global issues of real significance and translate dialogue into action by supporting UNHCR’s relief efforts for forcibly displaced individuals in Ukraine, the Middle East, and North Africa.”
Additional speakers and star appearances are yet to be announced.