The Ministry of Economy will host the “NextGen Talent” event – News

More than 5,000 students from universities in the United Arab Emirates will attend the conference on November 2; Initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Education and sponsored by the global fintech platforms Capital.com and Currency.com



Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, will be present at the launch event on November 2. — Photo provided

Published: Mon 17 Oct 2022, 03:29 PM

Last update: Mon 17 Oct 2022, 03:30 PM

The UAE Ministry of Economy has launched NextGen Talent, its latest initiative aimed at building the capacity of young people in the UAE and preparing future leaders in the technology sector.

The event, held in partnership with the Department of Education, is part of the Department’s economic diversification efforts, which are consistent with the Wise Leadership Guidelines, 50 Goals and Principles, and Determinants of the United Arab Emirates. Centenary 2071. The launch event will take place on November 2 in the presence of Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade.

Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education, will deliver a speech at the launch ceremony of the event, which will bring together leaders of the most dynamic global business brands in the United Arab Emirates with 5,000 promising students from leading universities from the country. These include United Arab Emirates University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University and Khalifa University, as well as other universities and institutions in the United Arab Emirates.

The event will also feature high profile speakers including Viktor Prokopenya, founder of Capital.com and Currency.com, two fintech and web 3.0 giants moving to the UAE as part of NextGenFDI, as well as representatives of major financial and technology institutions and global players. APCO consultancy worldwide. Students will receive expert guidance on the skills needed to pursue careers in cutting-edge technologies, 4IR industries, and Web 3.0 ecosystems.

Dr. Ahmad Belhoul said technology and the digital economy are going to have a transformative effect on the career paths of UAE students looking to navigate their way through an increasingly digital world.

“This event gives our most promising minds access to the latest digital trends. The NextGen Talent forum shows a growing investment in the local leaders of tomorrow in the field of advanced technology. »

Dr Al Zeyoudi said, “As the UAE seeks to double its national economy by 2030 and increase FDI inflows in preparation for the next 50 years of progress, equipping our young people with future skills is a national priority. . Through this event, young talent at our leading educational institutions can benefit from expert guidance from those who are redefining the world we live in. NextGen Talent is designed to serve as an important bridge between academia and the real work environment outside.

Capital.com and Currency.com Founder, Viktor Prokopenya said, “As the founder of NextGen companies and a lifelong enthusiast for education, it is an honor to sponsor this event, which aims to equip the UAE’s talent base with the skills they need to navigate the technologies of tomorrow. From AI to fintech to life sciences and beyond, the UAE is building a world-class business-friendly ecosystem for the long term. »

NextGen Talent follows the July launch of the Ministry of Economy’s landmark NextGenFDI program, which is designed to attract digitally-enabled businesses to the UAE. NextGen Talent and NextGenFDI will complement each other, with NextGenFDI initiative companies supporting the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to the next generation of young people in the UAE.

Students or universities who wish to participate in the event can do so by visiting the following link: https://nextgentalent.localized.world

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