Programme Outline

12 – 16 December 2022

Climate Finance and Technology Summit

12 December 2022, Abu Dhabi

With the impetus on energy transition and preservation of biodiversity brought into focus by COP27, the second IGF Climate Finance and Technology Summit, in partnership with Bloomberg, will continue to advance the discussion from the inaugural Summit hosted in London in June 2022, with a special focus on accelerating climate finance and technology to:

  • Mitigate carbon emissions
  • Innovate energy transition for equitable and green development
  • Collaborate and build public and private partnerships needed to preserve biodiversity and empower local communities
Founders & Funders Forum

13 December 2022, Dubai

IGF's Founders and Funders series was launched at IGF Dubai in December 2021. It has been the highlight of IGF events in Bengaluru and London since then. In December 2022, IGF's Disruptors will make a foray into the UAE, kicking off at Taj Exotica, Dubai with the invite only Founders and Funders Ministerial Roundtable, followed by invigorating conversations on the IGF Forum, all with an aim of engaging our global audience with India's tech ecosystem and vice versa.

In the evening, Disruptors in the Desert will feature leading innovators and disruptors from India, Israel and the UAE gathering at a luxury desert resort for a unique experience amongst mystic dunes and the night sky to network and map opportunities for collaboration for the future.

The Forum: Partners for Global Impact

14 December 2022, Taj Exotica, The Palm, Dubai

The IGF Forum brings together our Main Stage plenary sessions - tackling the biggest global and bilateral issues across the UAE-India Partnership – and the IGF Studio, led by our stellar presenters and hosting the biggest names and personalities. The Forum will explore a range of themes this year including the impact of India and the UAE’s historic new Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), Geopolitics, Food Security, Supply Chains, Metaverse and Future of the Internet, and much more.

Women in Leadership Reception

15 December 2022, Taj Exotica, The Palm, Dubai

The Women in Leadership Reception is a bespoke business and networking event for women in mid to senior leadership roles to build strategic networks through the IGF Network. The reception will bring together our strong network of global leaders to share experiences and celebrate women and their achievements in business, culture and government.


*Please note that the programme is subject to change