150 speakers to take part in FII program

Speakers include global leaders, investors and innovators from more than 140 different organizations


RIYADH — The overall program for the second edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) was unveiled Monday with 150 speakers taking part in the prestigious event.

Taking place here from Oct. 23-25, FII will engage thousands of delegates from all over the world in a rich agenda comprised of more than 40 individual plenaries, summits, open discussions and taskforce sessions focused 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 on from the global financial crisis, the world is undergoing a period of large-scale economic and technological transformation. FII will convene global leaders, investors and innovators to discuss how businesses, governments and global institutions can work together to drive long-term growth and prosperity.

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.

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 we ensure 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 our 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. — SG