Washington, D.C. and Abu Dhabi, UAE (July 16, 2014)— The Atlantic will present a forum on global innovation in Abu Dhabi this fall, gathering leaders from international businesses, universities, governments and research institutions to explore how big ideas are revolutionizing global industries. “What’s Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation” is planned for November 5 to address the most promising emerging ideas and the leadership behind them—from next-generation aerospace engineering and transportation solutions, to developments in cybersecurity, renewable energy, and education. The event is underwritten by Boeing.
“What’s Next?” marks a significant step in The Atlantic’s international expansion and coverage. The pages of The Atlantic, and its Global Channel at TheAtlantic.com, offer news and commentary on pressing world matters and culture. More than 30 percent of the audience to TheAtlantic.com comes from outside the U.S. Through its international events practice, The Atlantic, long considered a leader in the media events space, will further engage with a global audience around issues of significance to them.
“Abu Dhabi is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the Middle East, the perfect place for our conference on global innovation,” said Bob Cohn, Co-President and COO of The Atlantic. “As The Atlantic audience becomes more international and our editorial coverage extends across the globe, we look forward to convening more events overseas.”