Saudi PIF Reveals Program for 2nd Future Investment Initiative 2018

Saudi PIF Reveals Program for 2nd Future Investment Initiative 2018

Monday, 15 October, 2018 - 17:45
A view of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (AFP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Public Investment Fund (PIF) revealed on Monday the general program of the second edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII), reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Taking place in Riyadh from October 23 - 25, the FII will be witnessed the participation of thousands of delegates from all over the world in a rich agenda that includes more than 40 individual plenaries, summits, open discussions and taskforce sessions.

Discussions will focus on three core pillars: Investing in Transformation, Technology as Opportunity and Advancing Human Potential.

With more than 150 speakers confirmed from over 140 different organizations, including 17 global partner organizations, the FII program will closely examine how investment can be used to drive growth opportunities, fuel innovation and tackle global challenges.

Ten years after the global financial crisis, the world is undergoing a period of massive economic and technological transformation. FII will bring together global leaders, investors and innovators to discuss how businesses, governments and global institutions can work together to drive long-term growth and prosperity.

The PIF added that the key sessions include:

• One world: A look at how leaders from business and government develop a collective vision for the future

• Power moves: How the shifting geography of investment will change the future of innovation

• Capital flows: How leading financial institutions will stay competitive in the new economy

• Market drivers: How global investors can encourage capital market development in emerging economies

• Digital currency: How the convergence of money and data will change global commerce

• Better business: How global CEOs can support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

• Immersive technology: The extraordinary technological advancements that are coming next, and how it is ensured that these changes benefit society

• Frontiers of health: How tomorrow’s advancements will impact longevity and quality of life, and the consequences of technologies that fundamentally change man’s underlying biology

• Urban future: How urban development can amplify its potential to incubate world-changing technologies, and the global investments required to drive these investments forward

• Giga-project showcase: A look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious projects to create new economic ecosystems and drive development, including NEOM, Red Sea and Qiddiya

FII is a global platform focused on identifying future economic trends and opportunities, defining the future of industries and discussing how investment can contribute to overall global prosperity and development.

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