Inaugural SuperBridge Summit Dubai to convene future-minded leaders from world’s fastest-growing economies

Event marks the first collaborative partnership between KAOUN International and SuperBridge Council

Dubai, UAE, 22 June 2023: KAOUN International, a subsidiary of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and the SuperBridge Council have today announced the inaugural edition of the SuperBridge Summit Dubai, which will debut at the Museum of the Future in Dubai from 16-17 October 2023.

The summit is an exciting new platform that will convene over 500 business, policy and cultural leaders from 20 countries, representing the world’s fastest-growing economies. It will take place concurrently with the 43rd edition of GITEX Global, the world’s largest and most influential tech event hosted in Dubai, organised by DWTC, attracting tech executives and investors from 170 countries.

The conference agenda will promote meaningful discussions and offer insights from 75 expert speakers and key sponsors. Over the two days of the programme, the SuperBridge Summit Dubai will drive strategic partnerships and powerful collaborations between investors, business leaders, family offices and major institutions making an impact in the top emerging markets.

The global economy will look very different by 2050, with the world’s emerging economies accelerating an ambitious drive toward the vanguard of transformational productivity, leveraging a vast educated youthful population and innovations yet to be fully explored.

Against this backdrop of fundamental transition, the SuperBridge Summit Dubai will champion four core themes – How the world connects and communicates, How the world sustains resources and the environment, How humans live their lives, and How to invest for a better future – under the overarching theme ‘Bridging the Gap of a New Global Economy.’

The UAE is also forging ahead with its own bold economic agenda, as manifested by the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), which aims to double the size of the emirate’s economy to AED 32 trillion in the next decade, through 100 transformational projects.

The agenda anticipates a 100% increase of Dubai’s foreign investments, by adding 400 cities to the emirate’s foreign trade map. To support the exponential growth, the agenda includes the launching of Dubai’s Future Economic Corridors 2033 with Africa, Latin America, South East Asia.

Federal long-term initiatives such as the ‘We the UAE’s 2031’ vision is also elevating the Arab nation’s position as a global partner and an attractive and influential economic hub via a strategic pathway focusing on sustainable social, cultural, and economic development.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, the Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, and DWTC, said: “As the UAE forges ahead with its visionary economic agenda via advanced collaborations and enduring strategic partnerships, the SuperBridge Dubai Summit will create new opportunities for innovation and co-creation in emerging global economies.

“This powerful summit alongside GITEX Global will be the new cornerstone of an international investment roadmap by accelerating entrepreneurial innovation across government, business, society, and culture.”

The topics and objectives of the inaugural SuperBridge Summit have been curated jointly by KAOUN International and the SuperBridge Council, to address positive and impactful developments for world’s fastest growing economies.

“SuperBridge Summit strives to build connections between the East, the West and the rest of the world. A multi-disciplinary platform that ignites, connects and unites future-minded leaders from the world’s fastest-growing economies across industries and culture,” said Shane Tedjarati, Co-founder, SuperBridge Council and Chairman of VS Partners.

“The summit is designed to ask the most relevant questions of our time, seek facts and actionable solutions, promote productive networks, collaborate amongst business, cultural and policy leaders, capitalize on the risk potential and drive growth and prosperity.”

Summit participants from over 20 emerging countries will also have the chance to explore limitless business and investment prospects across a variety of sectors arising from the shifting fundamentals of the global economy.

Recognised as one of Fortune China 2022’s Most Powerful Women, Vanessa Xu, Chief Investment Officer of VS Partners, who is also a co-founder of SuperBridge Council, said: “In an era of elemental paradigm shift, investment success first of all requires objective fact-finding without bias.”

“SuperBridge is a platform that joins frontline decision makers from prominent investment organizations worldwide and action-oriented entrepreneurs and industry leaders with a particular focus on E7 economies to discover facts and opportunities that are under-appreciated and under-represented. SuperBridge provides access to global capital that seeks future-proofing investment opportunities,” she said.

Connecting forward-thinking leaders through a powerful conference programme

Over 75 future-minded and action-oriented global policy-makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs will lead a series of thematic keynotes, panel discussions and workshops, giving insights into the topics most relevant to these regions.

Session topics will include: smart transportation; the AI revolution; alternative energy; climate technology; carbon; smart habitats; human equity and talent strategy; shifts in the global investment model regime; and many more. Interactive sessions will combine with an exhibition and countless opportunities to network across the two days.

The SuperBridge Summit Dubai is a pioneering joint initiative of KAOUN International and the SuperBridge Council. Register your interest in attending the Summit at: