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140 Prominent Speakers to Participate in Future Investment Initiative

140 Prominent Speakers to Participate in Future Investment Initiative

Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 - 10:45

The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute will headline more than 140 prominent speakers next week at its fourth edition.


It is a multi-hub conference linking tech pioneers, investors and policy makers as they rethink the global economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Institute has identified sustainable investment, global economic growth and the future of healthcare, digitization, education and culture as priority topics.


Speakers will address those pressing issues, as well as the rebirth of SMEs, how investing in culture can make it an engine of growth and efforts to rectify long-standing gender inequalities.


Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Minister of Energy, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO of Total and Dr. Sultan al- Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil company, will discuss strategies to guide investment into the energy sector.


Lord Gerry Grimstone, UK’s Minister of State for Trade, Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Moelis & Co, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Minister of Investment and Dr. Rania al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation will consider polices to bolster investment and trade partnerships to reflect a new set of geopolitical realities.


Others scheduled to participate include Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, the Saudi Ambassador to the US; Dr. Kai Fu Lee, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures; Thomas Barrack, Executive Chairman of Colony Capital; Jean Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF; Jean Todt, President of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile; Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group; Josh Giegel, Co-Founder and CTO of Hyperloop one; Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital and David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group.


The list of leading investors and senior executives includes Yasir al-Rumayyan, Governor of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and FII Institute Chairman; Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance; David Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs; Thomas Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse Group; James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley; Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of Softbank Group and Jean Lemierre, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BNP Paribas.


CEO of Credit Suisse Group Ray Dalio, Co-Chairman and CIO of Bridgewater Associates, and CEO of Snam Marco Alvarez will participate in the event to consider how the global investment community can leverage the economic downturn to build a stronger, more sustainable future.


The FII Institute said it will hear from 60 prominent speakers who will attend in-person in Riyadh and 80 who will participate virtually during the two-day investment conference on January 27 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center (KAICC) in Riyadh.


Speakers will address the investment conference from hubs in New York, Paris, Beijing, Mumbai.


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