Inspired by the ethos of world expos, the World Majlis aims to start a global conversation on topics of great significance for our times and our society.
The World Majlis is a space for respectful yet incisive dialogues. As a source of diverse, high quality, accessible and thought provoking opinion, it addresses the major concerns of our global society.
The goal of these conversations is to generate new perspectives and incubate meaningful connections between people and new ideas.
It is designed to inspire a positive outlook on the future.
Since the first Great Exhibition held in London in 1851, World Expos have connected people and provided special venues to spark dialogue amongst those who are curious about the future.
With its mix of art and science, imagination and analysis, machines and ideas, nations and people, the Expo is a special place for convening inquisitive minds interested in questions about the future and, in so doing, learn more about each other.
Expos have always been a mirror of their times and a periscope into the future.
World Majlis Approach
Each World Majlis convenes different people from different cultures, sectors and generations. It brings together original perspectives on topics of global relevance that can benefit from connected thinking.
A World Majlis series will take place in the UAE and internationally in the lead-up to and during Expo 2020. The goal is to open new horizons around the theme and the sub-themes of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Hosted in culturally significant locations, these conversations are committed to an inclusive and constructive dialogue of the highest quality in an environment that reflects the UAE’s tradition of welcome and respect: The Majlis.
World Majlis Format
The World Majlis is an intimate gathering focussed on conversation. Participants include 15-20 thought leaders from different disciplines together with 15-20 inspiring students that are deeply engaged on the topic.
It is hosted by a senior leader that is personally and professionally committed to the specific World Majlis topic. Everyone participates on an equal footing in offering expertise, ideas and views.