Saudi Arabia’s FII2019 kicks off Tuesday

Saudi Arabia's FII2019 kicks off Tuesday
Future Investment Initiative 2019, What is next for global business?

The economic community in Saudi Arabia and the world is getting ready to the launch of the largest investment gathering in the region, Saudi Arabia’s ‘Davos in the Desert’ investment conference, the internationally known as the Future Investment Initiative (FII2019) on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia’s FII2019 (29-31 Oct.)

The FII2019, which will start next Tuesday, responds to strategic macro and detailed questions and inquiries vital to the situation of the local, regional, and global economy and investment, through 47 sessions and workshops to be attended by senior officials, heads of major organizations, and managers of giants. The FII2019 to have one main hub and 3 summits, exploring global trends shaping the future of work, entertainment and society.

Saudi Arabia is getting ready to start the activities of “Davos in the Desert” as FII2019 is called under the supervision of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which starts on 27 and ends on 31 of this month, amid the high presence of heads of state and government officials from all continents as well as the participation of dozens of international companies, including 25 companies and investment banks from the United States, the world’s largest global economy.

An archive photo of FII2018

The FII2019 to answer dozens of questions and inquiries, including how economic ambition in the new era can shape the economy over the next decade, and which strategic actions business will be used to maximize positive outcomes.

The initiative did not forget the timing factor; a full session is devoted to examining whether financial investors believe the moment is right for investment while questioning where they stand in the economic life cycle. The gathering to also discuss sovereign wealth funds and how they can shape global investment over the long term.

According to FII2019, Davos discusses women’s economy and whether current developments in Saudi Arabia will enhance the inclusiveness of the woman’s entry to many engines of the economy, reviewing the experiences of Japan and China.

Financial challenges remain one of FII’s main themes especially the situation in Europe, where a session devoted solely to discussing what follows in Europe, and specifically how the governments of this continent can push innovations in financial markets, while in the international file, the initiative raises the question of Chief Executives of global companies ability to find ways to meet with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In the future, the FII’s first summit will present the expectations of activities and initiatives in the new century, what is next for life and work, and how to face global challenges. The discussion will cover in a mini-session what next for the United States versus the Indian case, where the question will be how the Indian nation will boost the strength of the global economy.

The FII2019 also devoted within the themes a question about what is coming to the African continent during the new era, especially in terms of the engines of transformation. The debate on Brazil will be a question of what the global investment environment can offer to bring Brazil back on track for the world’s big business.

An independent summit will be devoted to seeking an answer to what future companies will emerge. Participants will also address the relevance of information-based innovations to the agriculture industry and their contribution to food security.

In addition, the Middle East will be the subject of an important question, namely whether the region can become an international investment powerhouse, while another question will be discussed about what is coming from Asia.