The annual Global Grad Show conference promotes forward-thinking discussions focused on innovation, global development issues, knowledge exchange and equality. Creating a unique exchange opportunity between professors, graduates, professionals and stakeholders from the global innovation community, each edition is dedicated to a different aspect of technology, education and creative talent's role in creating solutions for a better future.

Taking place alongside the yearly showcase of projects in Dubai, the conferences are open to public and leverage Global Grad Show's diverse community to raise awareness and create knowledge that is valuable to innovators, academics, public and private organisations around the world.

To amplify the reach of the knowledge and experiences exchanged at the latest conference in November 2019, Global Grad Show commissioned a white paper, which will be available for download at the end of April, 2020.

2019 Sessions

  • Opening
  • Welcome Note
  • The Role of Universities for Social Development
  • Open-source Approach to Social Innovation
  • Sustainability and Design: Designing for a Future-proof World
  • Heritage and Innovation: The Multi-disciplinary Approach to Representing Culture
  • Research and Policy-making: Innovating for Global Impact
  • Partnerships and Enterprise: Strategic Relationships Supporting the Development Agenda
  • Building Responsible Architecture