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Abu Dhabi to host inaugural cultural leadership summit

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Abu Dhabi will host the world’s first global cultural leadership summit in 2017 bringing together leaders from the worlds of government, the arts and media.

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UAE summit to address emerging challenges associated with culture in a connected world

Photo: Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.

Photo: Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.

“This event underscores our commitment to culture and the arts as well as to exploring the next generation issues that are of importance to each of us in the UAE and to citizens of every country worldwide,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).

“This event perfectly complements the other cultural priorities here in Abu Dhabi especially those in the Saadiyat Cultural District. It will share in its first year a common theme with them, identifying universal concepts and ideas that link us all worldwide. And it will bring an exceptionally influential group of thinkers to Abu Dhabi for an event unlike any other anywhere.”

The summit will seek to bring together delegations (live and virtual) representing almost every country in the world to discuss common interests, create new collaborations and address in concrete ways challenges including the preservation of cultural heritage, understanding the disruptions likely to be associated with emerging technologies and finding new ways to finance the arts.

The event will take place from April 9-13 at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi and at other selected cultural locations throughout the UAE.

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