H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
THE Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai



For delegates from Governments and GFMD Observers, the process for registering for the Summit is two-fold:

a. Send an official list of delegates to the GFMD Support Unit – registration@gfmd.org
b. Submit your application for online participation through the registration page of the Summit website – https://gfmduae.org/

For delegates from the three Mechanisms and youth, your coordinator will submit your details on your behalf.

The registration page on the Summit website will remain accessible until the 15th January. If you have not registered by 15th January and still wish to register, please contact the Support Unit registration@gfmd.org. However, we cannot guarantee that registrations received after 15th January will be accepted.

Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you to login to the Summit website.

The Summit website will open to registered delegates on the 11th January 2021. Once the Summit website is open, delegates whose registration has been confirmed will receive an email confirming their registration and providing them with login details to access the website. The confirmation email will be sent to the email which you used to register for online access.

After the 11th January, if you know that your registration has been submitted and confirmed, please check your spam folder and any other relevant email folders. Please also ensure that your email provider whitelists emails from @gfmduae.org. If you are still in doubt about your registration confirmation, please contact the Support Unit registration@gfmd.org

Your registration confirmation email will provide you with the login details for the Summit website. These consist of the email you used to register and an auto-generated password. You will need these login details in order to login.

Once you have received these login details, please visit the Summit website and login. You will be immediately promoted to change your password. Please choose a memorable password as you will need this each time you want to login to the Summit website.

Next you will have the option to set your preferences if you would like to be contacted by other summit participants via the chat functionality. If this is set to “No”, then the other summit attendees will not be able to communicate with you via chat on the website.

You will also be prompted to take a photo for your delegate profile and indicate whether or not you are happy to be contacted by other Summit delegates using the connect function on the website. You are under no obligation to agree.

Once you have changed your password, you will be taken to the Summit agenda. The agenda is organised by day. For each day, you will see a number of events. If you are interested in an event, please click on ‘Register as Speaker’ or ‘Register as Participant’.

You will automatically be sent an email confirming your registration for each event for which you register. This email will contain a calendar invite to remind you of the start of the event and a Zoom link. Please click on the Zoom link to access the Summit meeting.

If you do not receive the email with the link and the calendar invite, please check your spam folder and other relevant email folders. Please also ensure that your email provider whitelists emails from @gfmduae.org.

For more information on using Zoom, please use this link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

Please note that the Opening Plenary will not be accessed through Zoom but will be played through the Summit website.

Yes. You will need to click on ‘Register as Speaker’ or ‘Register as Participant’ in order to receive the Zoom link to access Summit meeting.
Yes, except for Opening and Closing Plenaries. If you wish to take the floor, please notify the moderator and technician, either by raising your hand or by sending a message through the chat box.
Yes. You will receive the same Zoom link for an event, regardless of whether you register on the Summit site as a speaker or as a participant. The purpose of the choice is to enable the organisers and moderators to manage numbers and engagement. If you wish to speak in any event, please raise your hand or send a message in the chat box.
As long as you are registered for both events, all you need to do is to exit one Zoom call and join another.

Some events are open only to certain delegates. For example, the Mayoral networking session is open only to delegates from government and the Mayoral Mechanism. The same applies to the Business and Civil Society networking events and to the Future of the Forum.

If you think that you are eligible to register for a certain event and cannot, please contact the Help Desk helpDesk@gfmduae.org for more information.

For most events, registering to attend will mean that a confirmation email is automatically sent to you, containing a calendar invite and a Zoom link. If you haven’t received this, please check you spam folder and other relevant email folders. Please also ensure that your email provider whitelists emails from @gfmduae.org.

For the Future of the Forum and Business Networking sessions, the approval of the organisers is required. Once your participation in these events has been approved, you will receive the confirmation email with the calendar invite and Zoom link.

For more information on troubleshooting Zoom, please check here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

Please note that some employers and or countries block access to Zoom. We would encourage you to use a personal device to access the Summit if this applies to you.

Under the description of each event on the Summit website, it is indicated which languages are available. Interpretation for those languages can be accessed in-session through Zoom.

To select your preferred language, please open the Zoom link. Once you are in Zoom, you will be able to access the Language translations available via the “Interpretration” link on the Zoom app.

If you want to speak during an event, please use the ‘raise your hand’ function or send a message to the moderator and technician using the chat box.
To present a document, you will need permission from the moderator or event technician. Please notify them in advance using the chat box.

For questions relating to registration, please contact the Support Unit registration@gfmd.org

For technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk – helpDesk@gfmduae.org