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Business & Money | Wednesday 20 January, 2021 10:08 am |

FII Institute confirms 140 plus headline speakers for conference

The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute will headline more than 140 prominent speakers next week at the Fourth Edition of FII, a multi-hub conference linking tech pioneers, investors and policy makers as they rethink the global economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and FII Institute chairman, participates in FII 2019 with Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance, and other speakers. The FII Institute will host the 4th edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) on Jan. 27-28 2021.


Sixty prominent speakers, who will attend in-person in Riyadh, and 80 who will participate virtually during the two-day investment conference. Speakers will address the investment conference from hubs in New York, Paris, Beijing, Mumbai.


To address the theme "The Neo-Renaissance", Al-Rumayyan will officially open the 4th edition of FII, under the leadership of the FII Institute.


Al-Rumayyan will be joined by David Solomon, chairman & CEO of The Goldman Sachs Group, Thomas Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse Group, Ray Dalio, co-chairman & CIO of Bridgewater Associates, and Marco Alvarez, CEO of Snam in considering how the global investment community can leverage the economic downturn to build a stronger, more sustainable future.


Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, Patrick Pouyanné, chairman & CEO of Total, 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, Moelis & Co, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman & CEO of DP World, Minister of Investment Khalid Al-Falih and Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Ministry of International Cooperation of Egypt, will consider polices to strengthen investment and trade partnerships to reflect a new set of geopolitical realities.


Others scheduled to participate include Saudi Ambassador to the US Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan, Dr. Kai Fu Lee, co-founder, chairman & CEO of Sinovation Ventures, Thomas Barrack, executive chairman of Colony Capital, Jean Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, Jean Todt, president of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, Josh Giegel, co-founder and CTO of Hyperloop one, Anthony Scaramucci, founder & managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, and David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group.


The FII 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.


The Institute was founded in Riyadh to bring together global leaders, tech pioneers, experts and policy makers to enable concrete ideas that can solve today's most pressing societal issues, while creating long-term platforms to reshape the future sustainably and create a positive impact on humanity.


The 4th Edition of FII’s main program will be livestreamed from Riyadh. Speakers will be filmed and broadcast across all satellite FII cities and on live-streaming platforms. There will be keynote addresses, plenary sessions and also breakout discussions at all of the venues.

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