DUBAI, The second edition of Investopia, the global investment platform launched by the UAE Government in 2021, is set to run from 2nd-3rd March 2023 at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island.
The event will bring together more than 2000 investors, government officials, thought leaders and entrepreneurs from over 40 countries.
In partnership with the premier global thought leadership forum SALT, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Crypto.com, the event will focus on the theme “Envisioning Opportunities in Times of Change” and three sub-themes: Envisioning Opportunities in Today’s Economy, The Future of the Wealth of Nations, and Growth Opportunities in Times of Decarbonisation.
Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of Investopia, said, “The second edition of the conference kicks off at a very important time globally, as we witness structural transformations in markets, global investment trends, and the rapid advancement of fourth industrial revolution technologies, all while moving towards the investments in a sustainable and low-carbon economy. We, in the UAE, have set an ambitious future vision of creating the optimal environment for conducting business. However, our focus extends beyond merely enhancing our investment attraction capabilities. Our focus is on achieving our aspirations of sustainable development through these investments.
“Investopia plays a vital role in the UAE's efforts to provide a platform for business leaders and government officials worldwide to engage in global discussions, establish partnerships, and integrate new developmental and technological trends in the world of business and economy, promoting sustainable solutions for a better future,” he added.
Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Chairman of SALT, commented, “We are grateful for Investopia for their partnership on this event, and are looking forward to bringing together investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from all over the world in Abu Dhabi for the first time since SALT’s first forum in the MENA region in 2019."
This year’s event will include 35 sessions and roundtables, where more than 100 speakers including investors, thought leaders, and decision makers will discuss topics including institutional asset allocation, AI, emerging markets, venture investing, digital assets, mobility, biotechnology and more.
Government officials and exceptional leaders pioneering their fields into the future in areas such as Technology, Government, Finance, Engineering, Sustainability, and more, will speak during the conference, including: Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade; Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications; Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO, Mubadala; Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Deputy Group CEO, Mubadala; Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development; Lieve Mostrey, Chairperson and CEO, Euroclear; Eric Anziani, President and COO, Crypto.com; Helal Al Marri, Director-General, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism; Samaila Zubairu, President and CEO, Africa Finance Corporation; Baroness Joanna Shields, CEO, BenevolentAI; Nardos Bekele-Thomas, CEO, AUDA-NEPAD; Alain Papiasse, Chairman of Corporate and Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas; and Dr. Gianvito Martino, Professor of Experimental Biology, San Raffaele University.
Sessions include: Uncovering the Potential of South-South Investments in Emerging Markets, Fintech Revolution, Growth Opportunities in Today’s Economy, Mobilising New Economies, Reimagining Regional Economic Development Through Finance, Venture into Untapped Markets: Private Growth Investing, Food Security in Times of Climate Change, Trends in Family Wealth, Innovations in Precision Healthcare, Beyond Borders: Harnessing the Power of Global Trade for Investment &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Growth, and How Blockchain Will Change Finance.
It is also worth noting that 56 percent of the participants in Investopia 2023 come from within the UAE and 44 percent from abroad (more than 100 nationalities), 75 percent from Private Sector, while 13 percent from Public Sector, and 6 percent representing academia and students, in addition to 6 percent from other international organisations and diplomatic missions.
Furthermore, the event will host a series of closed roundtables by UAE Canada Business Council, Business Finland, and the Emirates News Agency (WAM), in addition to investment meetings that bring together global financial and non-financial institution leaders to discuss areas of collaboration and investment opportunities.
Investopia will also witness new partnerships, in addition to new projects in the health-tech sector.
Source: Emirates News Agency