About Global Forum

The Global Forum/Shaping the Future is an internationally recognized think-tank for exchange and networking among governments at national, regional & local levels, private & public organizations, research & development experts.

The Global Forum is an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. The Global Forum brings each year in a different city around the world more than 300 key policy-makers and public/private stakeholders from more than 30 countries from all continents, it is often considered as the Davos for ICT.

Organizers

ITEMS INTERNATIONAL 

Items International is an international consulting firm based in Paris, dedicated to Information & Communication Technologies strategies. ITEMS International is specialized in digital technologies and services: broadband, Internet, broadcast and software.

ITEMS proposes a various range of consulting assistance: Strategic studies, Market analysis, International benchmarks, Technological Analysis, Business plans, Due diligence, Roll out assistance.

Created in 1994, the company has a long experience in strategic and marketing consulting, networking, knowledge sharing and transfer. ITEMS has launched a strategic activity in smart grids and smart cities (including contactless, open data, e-Gov, mobility and smart energy). ITEMS operates with public and private institutions, including the European Commission and the French government. The different backgrounds and the versatility of our consultants lead to a unique company’s expertise in the areas of ICT strategies, project management, services and usages.

 

IKED INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

IKED brings together in-depth expertise on various aspects of international economics, industrial organisation, technology, innovation, enterprise development, organisational change, spatial processes, institutional dynamics and knowledge/technology transfer. It addresses, e.g., the driving forces and consequences of new technologies, such as information and communications technology (ICT) and biotechnology, as well as the conditions shaping learning, innovation, entrepreneurship, dynamic enterprise development and a healthy, living environment.
Looking across traditional boundaries, IKED’s mission encompasses the broader economic & social implications related to the ascent of the knowledge economy. It combines analytical precision and a striving for maximum policy relevance, encompassing the role of key stakeholders.

 

Qualies – Organisation for Quality and Innovation Strategies

Qualies’ mission is to provide services to make this a better world, be it the general social development within an organization and its stakeholders, the safety culture in an organisation to improve the health and safety of employees and the public, a cleaner and greener environment, the successful start up of a new project or company; or the improvement of the social environment through education and awareness programs.

Global Forum 2021

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th December 2021
Muscat, OMAN

DIGITAL ADDRESSING GLOBAL SOCIETAL CHALLENGES
DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR A SMARTER, MORE SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT WORLD

 

Even if the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from holding a Global Forum in 2020, we have already started working on the organization of the 29th edition of the Global Forum in 2021.

A first Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum 2021 took place on October 16th, 2020 to start the discussion on topics that will most likely be the hot topics in 2021. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was organized within three Zoom webinars according to the varied time zones of the participants.

Global Forum / Shaping the future 2021 Draft Program

OMAN at a Glance

 

Impressions of Oman

Potential Conference Venue: The Crowne Plaza Muscat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gala Dinner at the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman (TBC)

 

 

 

 

Contact

For More Information on SPONSORSHIPS & REGISTRATION GLOBAL FORUM / Shaping the Future 2021

Please contact:
Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum
stoporkoff@items-int.eu

Mr. Sébastien Lévy, Vice-President Global Forum
slevy@items-int.eu

Tel: + 33 1 46 42 48 76
Fax: + 33 1 41 08 94 27

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