The much-anticipated special 9th edition of CC (Climate Change) Forum «Investment in Sustainable Development» will take place on 6-7 December 2023 at Dubai’s Habtoor Palace during the UN’s COP28 conference.
The event follows CC Forum’s highly successful editions in London (October 2022), the Kingdom of Bahrain (March 2022) under the High Patronage of the HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince & Prime Minister, in Cote-d-Azur (July 2021), Dubai (April 2021), Monaco under the High Patronage and in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco (September 2020) and London (October 2019) which received a royal greeting by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
CC Forum widely referred to by some journalists as «green Davos» brings together together major global investment funds, family offices, VC capital firms, UHNWs, senior government officials, members of royal families, celebrities and to brainstorm on the ways of confronting the current crises.
CC Forum addresses such issues as Climate Change, Government Strategies, Clean Energy, Impact Investment, Preservation of the Oceans, Emerging Technologies, Finance and Fintech, Healthcare and Education, Women Empowerment, Philanthropy and Social Inclusion
The topics will feature convergence of policy makers’ and private capital’s efforts in confrontation the climate change crisis, investment based solutions in resolving ocean plastic emergency and saving rainforests, women’s empowerment and investing in sustainable Africa.
There will be a number of global announcements made ranging from the launch of building 100 emission zero ships spearheaded by the Gunter Pauli, the author of Blue Economy, who coined the term Zero Emission in the late eighties to creating a new 10B USD green investment fund.
As what CC Forum’s Chairman & Founder Max Studennikoff emphasized as their mission:
“CC Forum is, simultaneously, considered a place where the world’s most formidable thought leaders are granted a unique opportunity to express their very opinions – even when they are highly controversial, and even when they are the polar opposites to what have become standard norms. We, at the CC Forum firmly believe that it is only via public discussions, debates and brainstorming that some of the most complex issues society is facing today can be resolved. It is where iron sharpens iron. Hence a vast range of topics covered, stretching from Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Waste Management to Impact Investment, Social Inclusion and Philanthropy with the emphasis on how emerging technologies can help humanity resolve the existential issues we are all facing today. CC Forum thus facilitates change by virtue of its elite and foremost thinkers in the sphere where high technology crosses finance”.
CC Forum’s previous participants included among others HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Ban Ki Moon, Dame Jane Goodall, Stanley Johnson, Placido Domingo, Nouriel Roubini, Tim Draper, HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, HSH Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, Gunter Pauli, Michael Flatley and Julian Lennon to name but a few.
The Dubai iteration will abound in a rich networking and cultural programme.
A Dynamic Agenda
The event features a dynamic agenda, including:
Workshops: Keynotes, presentations, and panel discussions.
Business Speed Dating: Where 10 sustainability investors meet 10 sustainability startups.
Round Tables: Behind-closed-doors meetings and discussions.
Exhibition: Showcasing innovative sustainability projects.
Private Enclosures: Tailored discussions and collaborations.
Photocall and Reception: Networking opportunities.
The Investors’ Gala Dinner & Awards Giving Ceremony: Celebrating sustainability champions.
It will culminate in CC Forum’s traditional VVIP Investors’ Gala Dinner & Awards Giving Ceremony with heads of state, members of royal families and international celebrities in attendance.
The highlights of the Gala will include presentations of eco- documentaries such as Wasted by the award-winning journalist Jessica Cheam which has just saw its world premiere on 4th December in Singapore, ONE.Bassin by a world -renowned director Phil Fairclough produced by HRH Queen Diambi Kabatusuila of Congo and It’s Up To Us produced by David Casselman with a preface HM King Charles III.
Two CC Forum’s Awards go this year to H.E. Bola Tinubu, President of Nigeria, for Creating the Ministry of Blue Economy who will be represented on stage by H.E. Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, Hon. Minister – Industry, Trade & Investment, Nigeria dignitary and Naomi Campbell, a super model and philanthropist for her humanitarian work, in person.
The Gala will culminate with a recital by a 15y.o. violin prodigy Richard Kollert and ulra-soprano Emily Thorner accompanied on stage by Middle East orchestra.