| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Dubai to host 1st metaverse assembly at Museum of the Future

Dubai will host the first of its kind Metaverse Assembly at the Museum of the Future and AREA 2071, Emirates Towers, Dubai on Wednesday.


The event will discuss the most prominent trends in designing and building metaverse worlds, virtual training and education, e-commerce, virtual medical technology, arts, electronic games, and organizing events and conferences in the world of metaverses.


Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation Mohammed al-Gergawi stressed that the Assembly aims to clarify the importance of supporting the adoption and development of the latest future innovations.


Gergawi noted that the global event is a new step to unify the visions of government agencies, technology companies, international organizations, and institutions to explore the metaverse’s opportunities, capabilities, and applications.


He explained that the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, launched by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is a leading and innovative model for governments in implementing initiatives and strategies that employ technologies and future innovations, developing digital and legislative infrastructure, and supporting creative ideas based on the metaverse.


“The Dubai Metaverse Assembly will contribute to the international efforts to harness metaverse applications. It will help to enhance the readiness of governments, companies, and society for the major transformations that we will witness in the coming decades, which will impact how we live and work,” he added.


The event will be held on Sept. 28 and 29 and will host more than 300 experts and specialists and 40 local and global organizations and technology companies participating in more than 25 sessions and workshops with more than 30 international speakers.


The sessions on the first day of the Assembly will witness the participation of many UAE ministers and senior officials, including Minister of Economy Abdullah al-Marri, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications Omar al-Olama, and Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and the Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Sultan bin Sulayem.


They will discuss topics such as the economic size of the metaverse opportunity, the future of the new world, opportunities in virtual real estate, metaverse impact on supply chain and enabling people and operations, maximizing the potential of ecosystems on the metaverse, building the responsible metaverse, augmented reality and its effects, and the Dubai Metaverse Strategy.


The second day will discuss several interesting topics, including diving into the metaverse by META, the future of nations in the metaverse, the role of governments in virtual worlds, opportunities in aviation, sectors impacted by the metaverse, the UAE metaverse contributors, aging in the metaverse and the building blocks for web 3.0 and the metaverse.


The workshops will discuss topics such as accelerating value creation in the metaverse, aviation in the metaverse, the road to the metaverse and innovating governance, decoding the metaverse, leaping over web 2.0 into the metaverse, brands in the metaverse, metaverse as a game changer, how shopping, banking, and gaming are spearheading the metaverse, immersive learning experiences in the metaverse, and venture capital for the metaverse, among other topics.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat