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Upcoming Events Upcoming Events World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 highlights the importance of innovation and technology to power the green economy The Summit will underscore the significance of integrating technological innovations for a successful economic development W ith technological innovation shifting towards sustainable solutions, the fourth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017, set to be held on 24- 25 October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will highlight the role of innovation and technology in the transformation towards the green economy. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, WGES is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in collaboration with global partners, the fourth edition of WGES 2017 will focus on ‘Driving innovation, Leading change’. WGES 2017 will discuss innovative clean energy solutions that are economic, efficient and reliable. WGES 2017 will handle innovative technologies and solutions that will shape the future of the green economy. In particular, it will highlight the role of the global digital transformation, and its impact on major economic, social and environmental challenges. WGES 2017 will not only highlight how significant is innovation to green growth, but also help September 2017 53