UAE Government Summit opens

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By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

The second annual UAE Government Summit opened on Monday morning in Dubai with a keynote speech by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Here are the live updates:

Speaking about exceptional leadership, Shaikh Saif said: “People were waiting to see if the UAE will win the bid for Expo 2020, believing that if we win it would revive the stock market. [His Highness] Shaikh Mohammad [Bin Rashid Al Maktoum] came out and said if we win then so be it, and even if we don’t then we will create an Expo. These are the characteristics of an exceptional leader.”

Speaking about the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Shaikh Saif said: “Establishing a country out of a desert in 40 years, these are the characteristics of an exceptional leader.”

UAE could soon have a legislation to regulate car use as one of the ways to reduce traffic in major cities, a session on Smart Mobility at the second Government Summit in Dubai heard on Monday.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the board and executive director of Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) suggested regulating car use as an option. He also advocated implementation of smart systems to improve transportation services. “The RTA will have more than 200 mobile services for the convenience of people by the end of 2015,” said Al Tayer.

Speaking at the same session Professor Brad Templeton of Singularity University gave the session an insight into future of cars.

“In the few years from now the we will use cars will be totally revolutionised like what happened to the use of mobile phones. We will see cars, that will drive themselves, cars that will act as delivery boys and do much more,” said Prof. Templeton, who is a chair of networks and computing at Singularity University, USA. More info

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