Fast Company Middle East's World Changing Ideas Summit brings together leaders from business, government, academia, and the social entrepreneurship sector to discuss and showcase innovative solutions for some of the world's most pressing challenges. The event highlights groundbreaking ideas and technologies that have the potential to create a positive impact in the region and beyond.

The 2022 edition covered a diverse range of topics, including sustainability, healthcare, education, technology, and social impact. The summit has gained recognition as a platform for innovative thinking and a catalyst for positive change. Through its activities, Fast Company Middle East aims to inspire and empower individuals and organizations to take action and create a ripple effect of positive impact in their communities and beyond.



Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Minister in Charge of Talent Attraction and Retention
CEO, PepsiCo Middle East Business Unit
Consultant at Giga, UNICEF
CEO, Digital Health, Aster DM Healthcare
Founder & CEO, Thought for Food
Executive Director – Future Foresight & Imagination, Dubai Future Foundation
CEO, Technology Innovation Institute, and ASPIRE
CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
CEO, International Humanitarian City
Vice President & General Manager, Gulf, GSK
CEO, Middle East, Siemens
Chief Transformation Officer APAC, Wunderman Thompson
Futurist & Ecocentrist
Senior Advisor, Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
CEO, L’Oreal Middle East
Gulf Country Director, Medtronic
Director of Product Management, Strategic Missions and Technologies, Microsoft
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Red Sea Farms
Publisher, Fast Company Middle East
Editor, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Chief Technology Officer - MEA, IBM
International Presenter, and Speaker
Managing Editor, Protocol Labs
Founder, CEO, Editor, Moderator & Podcaster
CEO, Veolia Water Technologies, Middle East
Senior Vice President of Professional Services, Tonomus