Design  /  Publishing

World Government Summit

Project Background

The World Government Summit (WGS) is more than an event, it’s a platform for global collaboration, a launchpad for smart services initiatives and a catalyst for innovation and future thinking in government. To capture the spirit of the summit, document its legacy and inspire governments of the future, WGS has partnered with Explorer on a suite of commemorative books for three years running.



World Government Summit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Arabic / English




Editing / Translation & Localisation / Proofreading / Creative Concepts / Graphic Design & Layout / Data Management


Editorial Strategy

This complex project starts with the management of large amounts of data, in Arabic and English, about hundreds of speakers and sessions. Explorer’s editorial team maintains the accuracy of this data throughout the event, ensuring any changes are reflected across all deliverables in both languages. Bespoke content is created in line with Explorer’s editorial strategies, which are tailored to the audience and objectives of each different volume. Explorer has developed the editorial style guide for all WGS’s outputs, and our meticulous Arabic and English editors assure impeccable standards throughout the project.

Creative Approach

High-end print finishes, sophisticated design and creative use of imagery have transformed WGS’s books, introducing consistency in look and feel throughout the different volumes. The soft-touch hard-cover coffee table book, finished with khaliko fabric, gilt edging and metallic foiling, is enhanced with gatefold inserts making the printed commemorative work a tactile and interactive experience of the highlights of the summit. Creative use of the event photography ensures each page had visual impact in a sleek and modern layout.