At a critical juncture where both the EU and the GCC aim to transition towards a more sustainable and diversified economic model, the forum seeks to accelerate this transformation. With the GCC region’s GDP expected to show a notable rise and the EU being its 2nd largest trade partner, the stakes are high, and the prospects for collaborative economic growth are promising. In 2021 alone, EU-GCC trade in goods reached a staggering €113.5 billion. Imagine the potential if we harness our collective strengths in innovation, renewable energy, and the digital economy.
This year’s theme, "Redefining Economies - Building a Sustainable and Diversified Future" encapsulates the vision we hold: a future where cooperation and innovation spur a harmonious blend of economic growth, social prosperity, and environmental responsibility.