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Summit 2022

From Now to New, Seizing Future Opportunities
@DEC Expo 2020, Dubai UAE

28 March 2022

Shape the future of investment with key investors,
SMEs & startups, private and public stakeholders and
Social Entrepreneurs at Summit 2022.

Please note that a 72 hour negative PCR test
is required to access Investopia Summit 2022
Covid-19 Quantaum People Futuristic buildings

From Now to New:

Seizing Future Opportunities

Though COVID accelerated changes in how we work, live, and consume, many profound shifts were already underway prior to the pandemic. The hunt for returns must navigate exciting new terrain as multiple new growth hubs are emerging across different sectors and regions.

Novel technologies and actors are transforming financial markets, business models and asset classes and the next wave of advanced digitalization and automation is driving potential in areas as diverse as supply chains and genomics.

Gen Z is entering the workforce and markets with an unprecedented capacity to make their choices count. Lenders and regulators are joining activists to focus on sustainability and impact investment, and more investors are following fast.

We are at a watershed moment for sectors that are thriving today and those that will thrive tomorrow, this is a “from Now to New” moment for investors to spot and seize future opportunities.

In this context, the Investopia Summit 2022 is where the world’s most ambitious visionaries, leaders, and investors gather to create a Future Economies ecosystem. They will share their latest thinking on the future investment outlook and opportunities for the next 5-10 years across four areas that will critically shape the future:

The shifting global geo-economic landscape, which will explore how global growth hubs are shifting, how globalization is changing and what it means for cross-border investment.

The search for a sustainable alpha, which will look at ESG, but also how to tap into underserved groups and impact investing.

Future technologies in key sectors, such as the applications of AI and quantum computing, the Metaverse, and digital assets and currencies.

The future 3.5 billion dialogues, Throughout the day, the Future 3.5 billion dialogues will engage participants with exclusive insights into latest market developments, economic reforms and investment opportunities in various markets and regions, from Eurasia to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Summit 2022
Session Engagements

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Main Plenary:

Thought leaders explore how global economic, (geo) political and societal trends are reshaping the investment landscape.

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Briefing sessions:

Sector oriented conversations of experts on the implications of new technologies on future investment strategies.

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Panels:

Future-oriented discussions of industry and public sector leaders to explore the opportunities that sectors of the future economy are offering.

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Focused Investment Bilateral:

Hubs curated to bring investors and prospective projects together.

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Future 3.5 Billion:

Dialogues to outline innovation, reforms and opportunities in different sectors of investment in countries that represent 3.5 billion of people and new markets.

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Curated C-Suite:

Roundtables showcasing future investment and development opportunities for the world’s largest companies.

Summit 2022 Program

09:00 — 09:15

Category

Welcome Address

Session Title:

Welcome Address

Welcoming the delegations and guests, the Minister will introduce Investopia’s mission and vision and give an outlook on the day.

09:15 — 10:15

Category

Plenary

Session Title:

From Now to New: The Global Investment Outlook 2025

Join a conversation with global leaders on the investment outlook for the coming years and the opportunities as industries and regions respond to technological, economic, behavioral and demographic shifts.

10:30 — 11:30

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?

For many the Metaverse is more than the future of the internet and gaming: It has the potential to reshape digital goods and services and to become the new backbone of core business and customer applications. Who and what will shape the emergence of the Metaverse? How might you turn the Metaverse into an enterprise platform? What do investors need to consider before investing in what could be the next big thing, or just a new toy?

10:30 — 11:30

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

De- or Re-Globalization? Investing in a multi-polar world

Globalization is moving into a new era. While cross-border digital flows are set to grow exponentially, the world is also becoming more multipolar and the engines of growth more diverse. Geopolitical competition is playing an ever-greater role across industries, affecting trade as well as global cooperation on standards and licenses to operate. How might these forces impact investors and markets? Which sectors are most exposed and what signals should investors watch?

10:30 — 11:30

Category

Interactive Panel hosted by ADIO

Session Title:

Inside Abu Dhabi: Revolutionizing AgTech, Clean Energy & Healthcare

Abu Dhabi has nurtured a supportive business environment, unparalleled connectivity and infrastructure as well as an entrepreneurial mindset that presents investors with plentiful growth opportunities. Seeking to address global challenges such as agriculture and food security, healthcare and biopharma as well as clean energy, the country is increasingly producing globally exportable innovation. Similarly in ICT and fintech. What opportunities for partnership and impact will shape the investment landscape of the country over the next years?

11:30 — 12:15

Category

Future 3.5 Bilion Dialogue

Session Title:

Investment Opportunities Sharjah

Future 3.5 Billion dialogues will engage participants with exclusive insights into latest market developments, economic reforms and investment opportunities in various markets and regions, from Africa to Asia and Eurasia.

11:30 — 12:00

Category

Future 3.5 Bilion Dialogue

Session Title:

3.5 Kazakhstan

Future 3.5 Billion dialogues will engage participants with exclusive insights into latest market developments, economic reforms and investment opportunities in various markets and regions, from Africa to Asia and Eurasia.

11:30 — 12:00

Category

Future 3.5 Bilion Dialogue

Session Title:

3.5 India

Future 3.5 Billion dialogues will engage participants with exclusive insights into latest market developments, economic reforms and investment opportunities in various markets and regions, from Africa to Asia and Eurasia.

12:15 — 12:45

Category

Plenary

Session Title:

The UAE Investment Outlook: 50 Years Ahead

A young nation that just turned 50, the UAE is emerging from the COVID pandemic more rapidly and more vibrantly than other economies. The government and other stakeholders are committed to supporting a diversified, forward-looking economy and to strengthening its positioning as a global investment and innovation hub. What are the opportunities for businesses and investors? What are the most vibrant industry sectors and large-scale projects promising financial return in the UAE? How can the UAE serve as a platform for international investment?

12:45 — 13:15

Category

Plenary

Session Title:

The Long View: Lessons from Investment Leaders

Join a conversation with Larry Fink and leading global investors on the principles that will reshape global investment over the next decade.

14:15 — 15:15

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

Not a Luxury: Investing in the Creative Industries

The global luxury goods market is expected to continue growing at more than 5% CAGR over the next three years, with the largest segment being luxury fashion among it. As such, the sector is intrinsically linked with creativity and new visions of the future as well. What developments are going to shape investment in these sectors going forward? How might creativity form a competitive edge of the future economy?

14:15 — 14:45

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

From Linearity to Circularity: Moving to Sustainability-focused Economic Governance

The application of the circular economy entails diverse opportunities and significant positive variables that can be reflected in the development of the business environment, attracting foreign direct investment, new technology, and generating economic prospects, in a manner that enhances competitiveness and sustainable economic growth in the UAE. Circular Economy is one of the pillars of the new economic model derived from the principles and objectives of the fifty with the objective that the UAE achieves a leap in Circular Economy, not only at the regional & global level.

14:15 — 15:15

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

Investing in Half the Sky: Tapping into Women Consumer and Investor Markets

The global demographic shifts underway hold the potential to both rapidly expand the opportunities for investment and returns: From the inclusion of underserved groups across the increasingly young and female purchasing power in emerging markets to more and more women founders and investors. How can investors capitalize on these trends? Which sectors and regions are particularly promising?

14:15 — 15:15

Category

Interactive Panel hosted by Citi

Session Title:

Inside a Continent taking-off: Meet the Founders of top African Ventures

Within the first few months of the last year, four new unicorns emerged in Africa and, on average, it took them less than four years to reach a USD 1b valuation. Overall, the start-up scene of the continent is accelerating and particularly active in the (fin)tech sector. How are the founders and their ventures transforming financial services, online market places and supply chains? What do investors need to know about this vibrant market?

15:30 — 16:00

Category

Briefing

Session Title:

From Agriculture to Agritech

Dietary changes, concerns about food security and novel technologies are reconfiguring agrifood systems. From the use of blockchain for crop inventories, contracts and improved traceability to animal protein alternatives and new farming techniques, opportunities are opening up in new products and markets. What are the most promising technologies and viable investment opportunities in the sector?

15:30 — 16:30

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

Decrypting the Future of Fintech and Digital Assets

Ultra-high speed AI trading and blockchain technologies, but also rising cybersecurity risks and unconventional financial services platforms are pushing blue chip banks to make huge investments in the next generation of fintech. What are the most forward-looking technologies the industry should watch? What regulatory shifts do investors need to prepare for? How sustainable is the boom in the NFT market and to what extent is the emergence of the Central Bank Digital Currency evidence to long-term asset shifts?

15:30 — 16:30

Category

Interactive Panel

Session Title:

Sustainable Finance Driving Global Transformation

The investor community is not short of global challenges to impact with its investment strategies: From climate change and energy transition to social outcomes and governance standards, regulators and lenders are increasingly integrating ESG into financial reporting requirements. However, returns on ESG investment often remain lackluster. Where do potential high returns opportunities lie? What are the latest trends shaping sustainable finance and green investing? How might they drive the long-term transformation of whole industry sectors?

15:30 — 16:30

Category

Interactive Panel hosted by Goldman-Sachs

Session Title:

Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern Ventures

Consumer adoption of fintech has grown rapidly over the past few years and is only expected to further increase as technology and services evolve. Beyond classical financial services, tech start-ups from the MENA region reshape crypto and NFT markets all the way to eCommerce solutions for SMEs. What can investors learn from some of the most promising (fin)tech ventures from the region? What market developments do they need to apprehend and might be able to bank on?

16:00 — 16:30

Category

Briefing

Session Title:

From Healthcare to HealthTech

AI is already accelerating science and health solutions, predicting protein folds critical to programming DNA and speeding up medical imagery analysis to detect disease. Health systems are ripe for a rethink driven by digitalization, new tools and new approaches to disease prevention and treatment. What are the most promising technologies and viable investment opportunities in the sector?

16:45 — 17:30

Category

Closing Plenary

Session Title:

Emerging Markets: From Frontiers to Frontline?

With a multi-speed post-COVID recovery underway, what are some of the risks that investors will see in emerging markets? How might the current inflation surge and potential interest rate raises impact financial stability in emerging markets? What new opportunities have emerged from the pandemic in emerging markets?

Speakers

H.E Abdulla Bin Touq
Minister of Economy
UAE
Is Speaking at:
Welcome Remarks
Emerging Markets: From Frontiers to Frontline? Dewa Hall
Rebeca Grynspan
Director-General
UNCTAD
Is Speaking at:
From Now to New: The Global Investment Outlook 2025Dewa Hall
H.E Spyridon-Adonis Georgiadis
Minister of development and Investment
Greece
Is Speaking at:
From Now to New: The Global Investment Outlook 2025Dewa Hall
Anthony Scaramucci
Founder and Managing Partner
SkyBridge Capital
Is Speaking at:
From Now to New: The Global Investment Outlook 2025Dewa Hall
H.E. Mohammed Al Shorafa
Chairman
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
Is Speaking at:
The UAE Investment Outlook: 50 Years AheadDewa Hall
H.E. Helal Al Marri
Director General
Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism
Is Speaking at:
The UAE Investment Outlook: 50 Years AheadDewa Hall
Larry Fink
CEO
BlackRock
Is Speaking at:
The Long View: Lessons from Investment LeadersDewa Hall
H.E Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Managing Director and Group CEO
Mubadala
Is Speaking at:
The Long View: Lessons from Investment LeadersDewa Hall
Makhtar Diop
Managing Director
International Finance
Corporation
Is Speaking at:
Emerging Markets: From Frontiers to Frontline?Dewa Hall
H.E Piyush Goyal
Minister of Commerce and Industry
India
Is Speaking at:
Emerging Markets: From Frontiers to Frontline?Dewa Hall
H.E. Hala El-Said
Minister of Planning and Economic Development
Egypt
Is Speaking at:
Emerging Markets: From Frontiers to Frontline?Dewa Hall
H.E Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi
Minister of State for
Foreign Trade
UAE
Is Speaking at:
De- or Re-Globalization? Investing in a multi-polar worldDubai Municipality Hall
Marwan Al Zahrouni
CEO
Dubai Blockchain Centre
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Janet Henry
Global Chief Economist
HSBC
Is Speaking at:
De- or Re-Globalization. Investing in a. Multi-polar World Dubai Municipality Hall
Roberto Hoornweg
Global Head Financial Markets
Standart Chartered
Is Speaking at:
De- or Re-Globalization. Investing in a. Multi-polar WorldDubai Municipality Hall
Dan Guenther
XR Global Lead
Accenture
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Arne Peters
CSO
MetaverseME
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Noor Sweid
General Partner
Global Ventures
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Gabriel Abed
Ambassador to the UAE
Barbados
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Tom Furness
Founder
Virtual World Society
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Alvin Graylin
President
Venture Capital Alliance
Is Speaking at:
The Metaverse: The next big Thing for investors?Dewa Hall
Assaf Barnea
CEO
Sanara Ventures
Is Speaking at:
From Healthcare to HealthtechTDRA Hall
Ashish Koshy
CEO
G42 Healthcare
Is Speaking at:
From Healthcare to HealthtechTDRA Hall
Cillin O’Flynn
Representative to the Middle East
MediConCen
Is Speaking at:
From Healthcare to HealthtechTDRA Hall
Frannie Leautier
CEO
Southbridge Investment
Is Speaking at:
Investing in Half the Sky: Tapping into Women Consumer and Investor Markets Dubai Municipality Hall
Rola Abu Manneh
CEO
Standard Chartered UAE
Is Speaking at:
Investing in Half the Sky: Tapping into Women Consumer and Investor Markets Dubai Municipality Hall
Elissar Farah Antonios
CEO
Citi UAE and MENA Cluster Head
Is Speaking at:
Investing in Half the Sky: Tapping into Women Consumer and Investor Markets Dubai Municipality Hall
Amanda Pullinger
CEO
100 Women in Finance
Is Speaking at:
Investing in Half the Sky: Tapping into Women Consumer and Investor Markets Dubai Municipality Hall
HE Rashed Al Blooshi
Undersecretary
Abu Dhabi Department of Economy
Is Speaking at:
Abu Dhabi -Your Next Stop for Business Expansion2020 Hall
Salmeen Obaid Alameri
CEO
Silal
Is Speaking at:
Abu Dhabi -Your Next Stop for Business Expansion2020 Hall
Hasan Jasem Al Nowais
CEO
Mubadala Health
Is Speaking at:
Abu Dhabi -Your Next Stop for Business Expansion2020 Hall
H.E Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri
CEO
ADGM Registration Authority
Is Speaking at:
Abu Dhabi -Your Next Stop for Business Expansion2020 Hall
Michael Garin
CEO
twofour54
Is Speaking at:
Abu Dhabi -Your Next Stop for Business Expansion2020 Hall
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi
CEO
Masdar
Is Speaking at:
Abu Dhabi -Your Next Stop for Business Expansion2020 Hall
H.E Dr. Shihab Al Hammadi
Managing Director
Sharjah Media City
Is Speaking at:
Investment Opportunities in Sharjah Dubai Municipality Hall
H.E Dr. Mohamed Al Musharrkh
CEO
Sharjah FDI Office
Is Speaking at:
Investment Opportunities in Sharjah Dubai Municipality Hall
Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Bin Khalid Al Qassimi
CEO
Department of Government Relations
Is Speaking at:
Investment Opportunities in Sharjah Dubai Municipality Hall
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Muhairi
Chairman
Sharjah Health Authority
Is Speaking at:
Investment Opportunities in Sharjah Dubai Municipality Hall
H.E Hussein Al Mahmoudi
CEO
Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park
Is Speaking at:
Investment Opportunities in Sharjah Dubai Municipality Hall
Antonio Samaritani
CEO
ABACO
Is Speaking at:
FFrom AgriCulture to AgritechTDRA Hall
Dr Debisi Araba
Visiting Researcher
Imperial College London
Is Speaking at:
From AgriCulture to AgritechTDRA Hall
Patrick Pulvermueller
CEO
Acronis
Is Speaking at:
Decrypting the Future of Fintech and Digital AssetsDubai Municipality Hall
H.E Sameh Al Qubaisi
Director General of Economic Affairs
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
Is Speaking at:
Decrypting the Future of Fintech and Digital AssetsDubai Municipality Hall
Brady Dougan
Founder and CEO
Exos
Is Speaking at:
Decrypting the Future of Fintech and Digital AssetsDubai Municipality Hall
Astyanax Kanakakis
CEO
Norbloc
Is Speaking at:
Decrypting the Future of Fintech and digital AssetsDubai Municipality Hall
Eric Anziani
COO
Crypto.com
Is Speaking at:
Decrypting the Future of Fintech and digital AssetsDubai Municipality Hall
H.E. Noura bint
Mohammed Al Kaabi
Minister of Culture
UAE
Is Speaking at:
Not a Luxury: Investing in the Creative IndustriesDewa Hall
Elie Habib
Co-Founder & CTO
Anghami
Is Speaking at:
Not a Luxury: Investing in the Creative IndustriesDewa Hall
Patrick Chalhoub
Group President
Chalhoub Group
Is Speaking at:
Not a Luxury: Investing in the Creative IndustriesDewa Hall
Alain Bejjani
CEO
Majid Al Futtaim
Is Speaking at:
Not a Luxury: Investing in the Creative IndustriesDewa Hall
Sophie Watts
Founder and Executive Chairperson
Metacurio
Is Speaking at:
Not a Luxury: Investing in the Creative IndustriesDewa Hall
Rt Hon the Lord Barker of Battle PC
Co-Chair
World Bank
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC)
Is Speaking at:
Sustainable Finance Driving Global TransformationDewa Hall
Alexander Stevens
CEO
Greenomy
Is Speaking at:
Sustainable Finance Driving Global TransformationDewa Hall
Laila Abdulatif
Director General
Emirates Nature (WWF)
Is Speaking at:
Sustainable Finance Driving Global TransformationDewa Hall
Pierrobert Folgiero
Group CEO & Managing Director
Maire Tecnimont
Is Speaking at:
Sustainable Finance Driving Global TransformationDewa Hall
The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley
Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister
Barbados
Is Speaking at:
Sustainable Finance Driving GlobalTransformationDewa Hall
H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi
Minister of State for
Entrepreneurship and SMEs
UAE
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern Ventures Hall 2020
Hosam Arab
Co-Founder and CEO
Tabby
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern Ventures Hall 2020
Ali Abulhasan
Co-Founder and CEO
TAP Payments
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern Ventures Hall 2020
Abdulla Almoayed
Founder and CEO
Tarabut Gateway
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern VenturesHall 2020
Ola Doudin
Co-Founder and CEO
Maire BitOasis
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern VenturesHall 2020
Tosin Eniolorunda
Co-Founder and CEO
Teamapt
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Continent taking-off: Meet the Founders of top African VenturesHall 2020
Onyekachi Izukanne
CEO
Trade Depot
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Continent taking-off: Meet the Founders of top African VenturesHall 2020
Peter Njonjo
Founder and CEO
Twiga
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Continent taking-off: Meet the Founders of top African VenturesHall 2020
Ahmed Sobhy
CIO
Bank Misr
Is Speaking at:
Inside a Continent taking-off: Meet the Founders of top African VenturesHall 2020
H.E Abdulaziz Alnuaimi
Assistant Undersecretary, Commercial Affairs
Ministry of Economy, UAE
Is Speaking at:
From Linearity to Circularity: Moving to Sustainability - focused Economic Governance TDRA Hall
Laila Adbullatif
Director General
Emirates Nature
Is Speaking at:
From Linearity to Circularity: Moving to Sustainability - focused Economic Governance TDRA Hall
Sanjiv Kakkar
Executive Vice President
Unilever MENA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Turkey
Is Speaking at:
From Linearity to Circularity: Moving to Sustainability - focused Economic Governance TDRA Hall
Azamat Kozhanov
Managing Director
Kazakh Invest
Is Speaking at:
Future 3.5 Dialogues KazakhstanHall 2020
H.E Almas Aidarov
Deputy Foreign Minister
Kazakhstan
Is Speaking at:
Future 3.5 Dialogues KazakhstanHall 2020
H.E Murat Zhurebekov
Vice-minister
First Energy
Is Speaking at:
Future 3.5 Dialogues Kazakhstan Hall 2020

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What does climate leadership mean in the age of net zero commitments?

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What does climate leadership mean in the age of net zero commitments?

Deloitte

What does climate leadership mean in the age of net zero commitments?

Deloitte

What does climate leadership mean in the age of net zero commitments?