Sheikh Hamdan announces launch of Dubai Metaverse Assembly in September

Sheikh Hamdan announces launch of Dubai Metaverse Assembly in September
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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), has announced the launch of the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, a global event bringing together regional and international experts in Dubai to shape the future of the metaverse.

Set to be organized by the DFF on the 28th and 29th of September at the Museum of the Future and Emirates Towers, the Dubai Metaverse Assembly will explore how the revolutionary blockchain technology can be utilized to create a better future for humanity across three main tracks: Educate, Inspire and Contribute.

Hosting more than 300 global experts, policymakers, thought leaders, and decision-makers from more than 40 organizations, delegates will discuss how to best leverage opportunities across strategic sectors and humanize metaverse applications to enhance quality of life.

The Educate track consists of more than 10 in-depth sessions on the metaverse, the Inspire track will include use-cases of the metaverse in the tourism, logistics, retail, education, and healthcare sectors, and the Contribute track will host workshops for metaverse foresight and use-case reviews.

In a statement, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan said, “The metaverse is a promising digital world. We aim to harness this technology to enhance the quality of life in the UAE and across the globe […] We want Dubai to lead globally in adopting the technology of the future, understanding its developments, harnessing its potential, and driving change.”

The announcement is in line with the launch of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, the first initiative of the higher committee formed under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum during the fifth meeting of the Dubai Council in May 2022, which aims to position Dubai as one of the best cities in the world and develop its digital infrastructure to support global transformation.

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