PRESS RELEASE – World Metaverse Summit and Awards 2023- Pioneering Inclusive Engagement and Collaboration in Dubai

December 7, 2023



World Metaverse Summit and Awards 2023: Pioneering Inclusive Engagement and Collaboration Globally

Dubai, UAE – [7.12.2023]: The World Metaverse Council (WMC) proudly hosted the groundbreaking World Metaverse Summit and Awards on December 6 2023, at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel in Dubai UAE. This pivotal four-day event marked a significant milestone in the convergence of technology, society, and sustainability. With the collaboration of national and international thought leaders, government officials, and innovators, the summit showcased the latest advancements in AR/VR, blockchain, and Metaverse technologies. It served as a beacon for knowledge transfer, fostering discussions and exhibitions aimed at building sustainable futures through the power of the Metaverse.

The event coincided with the COP28 Climate Change Conference, reflecting WMC’s commitment to inclusive engagement and the use of digital platforms for global collaboration on pressing environmental issues. Notably, the summit was streamed into MetaCOP28, the Metaverse counterpart to COP28, highlighting a new era of inclusive engagement and collaboration.

“The Metaverse is the next frontier in our digital evolution, holding the promise to revolutionize industries and empower communities,” said dr. Aleksandra Prodanović Stamenović, General Secretary, World Metaverse Council. “Our summit in Dubai not only showcased the potential of the Metaverse but also solidified Dubai’s role as a leader in this space, aligning with its strategy to create a hub for Metaverse technology and community.”

Key outcomes and highlights of the summit include:

  • The unveiling of innovative Metaverse applications across diverse sectors, including consumer goods,
    finance, healthcare, and education.
  • Insightful discussions on the impact of Metaverse and Web 4.0 on the future of work, education, and
  • The Dubai Metaverse Strategy’s aim to foster economic growth, with plans to support over 40,000 virtual
    jobs and become a top global Metaverse economy by 2030.
  • The European Commission’s strategy on Web 4.0, ensuring a fair and inclusive digital environment for
    the next technological era.

The World Metaverse Summit and Awards not only provided a platform for showcasing technological breakthroughs but also offered attendees unprecedented access to network with industry pioneers and decision-makers.

“We are on the cusp of a new digital dawn, where the Metaverse will play a critical role in every aspect of our lives,” added Tadej Slapnik, CEO at World Metaverse Council. “This summit is just the beginning. We’re committed to driving innovation, inclusivity, and growth within the Metaverse for all.”

As we look forward, the WMC continues its mission to guide the development of the Metaverse, ensuring it remains a space that is open, secure, and beneficial for all its users, across all walks of life.

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About the World Metaverse Council:
The World Metaverse Council is dedicated to fostering the development of the Metaverse to enhance global connectivity, innovation, and sustainability. It acts as a central body to unify efforts in shaping the future of digital interaction.



Tadej Slapnik
World Metaverse Council
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