The CEO of Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, Richard Attias, said that the multi-hub conference slotted for next week will seek drafting a roadmap for the future of humanity in various vital areas at a time the world needs new data to reimagine the global economy.
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Attias noted that the Fourth Edition of FII coincides with the worldwide breakthrough brought about by the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, which is predicted to make 2021 better than 2020.
The CEO went on to confirm that the conference, which is one of the largest economic forums in the world organized by Saudi Arabia, will be attended by leaders, investors, policymakers, heads of international companies, and participants from various fields.
According to Attias, discussions and debates will be centered around the post-coronavirus era and how the world will come to adapt to changes and repercussions that have impacted global economy sectors and have been caused by the pandemic.
Topics for discussion at the FII conference were carefully selected with the aim of covering all challenges facing vital sectors, Attias confirmed.
He explained that the conference, scheduled for 27-28 January, will have speakers and audiences joining physically and virtually from FII satellites in New York, Paris, Beijing, and Mumbai.
“The global conference aims to create a dialogue that contributes to mobilizing international efforts and resources, enforcing actual measures, and strengthening cooperation,” Attias said, adding that this will serve in shaping a post-pandemic world.
“In its fourth edition, FII will see the most innovative technologies to facilitate global conversations and to be inclusive at the benefit of all of humanity,” he asserted.
The FII Institute has identified sustainable investment, global economic growth, and the future of healthcare, digitization, education, and culture as priority topics which concern our communities. Sessions will also address the rebirth of SMEs, and how investing in culture can make it an engine of growth to support artists and museums and rectify long-standing gender inequalities.
Attias shed light on the FII’s working models and mechanisms, which include holding follow-up sessions every three months to monitor development on outcomes decided in previous editions.
“This makes us different,” he noted, stressing that the FII Institute aspires towards maximizing benefit, achieving sustainability, and stepping up the added value of the discussions held by partakers from various sectors.