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Emerging technology giants confirm attendance for the inaugural Abundance 360 Summit in March 2019

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

Dubai hosts Inaugural Abundance 360 Summit in March 2019

Event held under the patronage of His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.

Dubai: A world-class speaker line up has just been announced for the signature Abundance 360 (A360) Summit, a global gathering dubbed the ‘Davos for Exponential Tech’, taking place at the Dubai Future Foundation on March 26-27 2019.

A partnership between Dubai Future Foundation and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Executive Founder of Singularity University, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, the A360 Summit in Dubai is being held under the patronage of His Highness Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.

The 2-day event kicks off a highly curated one-year program for entrepreneurs, C-level executives and government leaders that showcases some of the most exciting developments in disruptive technology and innovation today ranging from machine learning to robotics, virtual reality and blockchain, showcasing how these and other emerging technologies will impact business and the world in the next one to three years.

The longevity session at the event will be led by Dr. Robert (Bob) Hariri, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Celularity, a pioneer in the field of biomedicine where his discoveries and contributions to the study of stem cells and tissue engineering have sparked the development of nearly all existing stem cell therapies. In addition to Celularity, he is the Founder, and former Chairman and CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, a division of Celgene Corporation and also the Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Human Longevity Inc.

Joining Hariri on the panel for this exciting session is Cevdet Samikoglu, CFO of Samumed, a leader in biotech research for regenerative medicine and the most valued biotech start up in the world.

“The human lifespan is a great way to contextualize progress. This is why longevity-related technologies are a regular discussion topic at A360, backed with the latest data and research. We’re so excited to bring to the region these longevity-related industry stalwarts, each exploring different mechanisms and delving deeper into the transformative implications of dramatically extending the human health span,” said Aman Merchant, Chief Disruptor at d’labs, A360’s exclusive strategic partner in the MENA region.

Also attending the first-ever A360 Summit in Dubai are Avi Reichental, the founder and CEO of XponentialWorks and Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity.

“From launching Second Life in 2003 to his new project High Fidelity, Philip Rosedale has always had one clear vision of the future of virtual reality – total immersion in new sights, scenes, and events. Over at Xponential Works, Avi Reichental is helping to imagine a future where 3D scanning-and-printing is an everyday act — where food, clothing and objects are routinely output at home. We are delighted to be bringing these visionaries to the region for the first time ever,” added Merchant.

Both Avi and Philip will be sharing their insights and expertise during the highly-anticipated Future of Tourism/Hospitality/Retail Sessions.

“Partnering with Abundance 360 (A360) comes as Dubai Future Foundation continues to work on exploring ways to bring the future, along with all the potential benefits, to today’s world. Our role as a Foundation has always been rooted in innovation, and exploration, of the potentials and possibilities of emerging and new technologies in serving humanity today. We are also working to positively impact the culture around us to support risk-taking and entrepreneurship, for it’s our firm belief that human ingenuity is key to delivering on the future,” said Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO of Dubai Future Foundation.

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