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FII Conference to feature 140 headline speakers

The Future Investment Initiative Institute will headline more than 140 prominent speakers next week at the fourth edition of FII, a multi-hub conference linking experts as they rethink the global economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 60 international speakers will attend the conference in-person in Riyadh, another 80 will join virtually from around the world, including from FII hubs during the two-day investment conference from January 27-28.  Speakers will address the investment conference from hubs in New York, Paris, Beijing, and Mumbai.

To address the theme "The Neo-Renaissance", Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the Governor of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and Chairman of the FII Institute, will officially open the event, 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.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Minister of Energy, 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, Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment of KSA, 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 Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, the Saudi Ambassador to the US, 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 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. - TradeArabia News Service