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Dubai 

World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Age

Dubai, UAE, 12-14 November 2014

The Summit on the Global Agenda is the world’s largest global brainstorming event, bringing together over 900 thought leaders of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils. At the summit, members will explore the latest developments in business, society and technology, to provide a better understanding of the fundamental transformations impacting our world and will collaborate in interactive workshops to provide innovative recommendations on some of the most pressing global challenges.

Niall Dunne, BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Dr. Paul Litchfield, BT’s Chief Medical Officer will attend the summit as members of their respective global agenda councils on ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Mental Health’. The Council on Climate Change looks to develop innovative ways to get more and more people involved in climate change mitigation to ensure that 2014 really is the year where everyone plays their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, whilst the Council on Mental Health works to put mental illness on the global health and development agendas.

Jean-Marc Frangos, Managing Director, External Innovation for BT is on the Council for Economics of Innovation which looks to put in place clear and realistic plans to allow regions, countries and cities to boost their innovative capacities. Jean-Marc attended the recent Annual Meeting of New Champions and published articles on the Forum’s blog on ‘how to become more innovative’ and ‘technology and humanity’.

For more information visit: http://www.weforum.org/events/annual-meeting-new-champions