Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows slid by 13% in 2018, to US$1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion the previous year – the third consecutive annual decline, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019.
We are witnessing a global slowdown of the economy, with many countries being more conservative and restricting the inflow or the outflow of FDI. The Geopolitics is hampering the growth of FDI. Globalisation is running out of stem, and a new term is being coined called “Slowbalisation”.
The Global Leaders Debate will discuss the future investment trend and how is it impacting FDI, SMEs, Startups and Future Cities.
The high-level panel will convene heads of state, academia, heads of international institutions, leaders from multinational organisations, leading unicorns and investors from developing and mature economies.
The world is facing a $15 trillion infrastructure gap by 2040. How can we bridge this Gap? What are the most optimal solutions for bridging the global challenge? Is Private-Public Participation the best way to move forward?
The total amount of Sovereign Wealth Funds is around $40 trillion, how can the SWFs be encouraged to focus their resources in bridging this gap? In this session, the Leading SWFs will participate in answering this pressing question.
Family offices have become a significant segment of the investment ecosystem. According to a report from Ernst and Young, at least half of the 10,000 family offices worldwide were established in the last 15 years and are valued at $1.2 trillion as reported by the Family Wealth Alliance.
We are going to take a deep dive into the investment strategies of Family offices and discuss what the current trends in the family office segment, which sectors are family offices targeting and what can be expected out of family offices in terms of impact investment and sustainable investments.
Discussing investment trends in the international real estate market. Navigating the best investment techniques and the prospects for Real estate funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs).