About Global Forum

Global Forum/Shaping the Future is a leading think tank on digital issues. It offers strategic insight and promotes dialogue and networking to support the development of common visions and partnerships.

The Global Forum is an international, independent, high profile, and non-for-profit event dedicated to key societal and technology challenges affecting the evolution of our Digital Society. Often considered as the “Davos for ICT”, the Global Forum brings together each year more than 250 international experts, influencers, national, regional & local key government policy-makers, industries & public stakeholders, academia, NGOs… from more than thirty countries from around the world.

The Global Forum is a connector of people and ideas and a catalyst for new thinking and projects across the globe, and this since 1992.


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, Sweden

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, Oman

Operating at the heart of the Middle East, Qualies collaborates with a spectrum of multi-stakeholder partners in the establishment of an independent platform for cross-border learning and collaboration, promoting inclusion, supporting innovation and developing a series of significant project agendas aimed to realize untapped opportunities, capable of true value-generation in harmony with sustainability.Qualies prioritises collaborative action-oriented projects along with the offering of competences and services underpinning an inclusive, creative and sound culture and social development. It promotes enabling polices, a cleaner and greener environment, favourable conditions for newcomers and start-ups, championing curiosity to new ideas and solutions, along with investment and confidence in people through education and capacity-building awareness programs.

Global Forum 2021/2022

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th March 2022

Muscat, OMAN



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 2021/2022 Evolving 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)






For More Information on SPONSORSHIPS & REGISTRATION GLOBAL FORUM / Shaping the Future 2021 / 2022

Please contact:
Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum

Mr. Sébastien Lévy, Vice-President Global Forum

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


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