Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari

Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
World Trade Organization

Dr Ratnakar Adhikari has been serving the Executive Secretariat for the EIF at the WTO as its Executive Director since October 2013. Prior to this assignment, he was the Chief Executive Director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, a Kathmandu-based regional think-tank. Previously he served, among others, as a Senior Adviser to the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal, and as Trade Programme Specialist for UNDP, Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr Adhikari has conducted extensive research as well as published in the areas of international trade, regional economic integration, Aid for Trade, competition policy and intellectual property rights, particularly from the perspective of the Least Developed Countries. He obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick, UK; his Masters of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute, Switzerland; and his Masters of Commerce from the University of Delhi, India.


Sessions of the speaker

24-MAR-2020

24-MAR-2020

15:00 - 16:00

AI adoption will account for 45% of the world economy’s total gains by 2030. AI & Robotics are revolutionising industries, creating new markets and disrupting the existing once. In this phase of disruption, what do IPAs need to do? How to manage these changes and how to make the local environment conducive to change? What promotion strategies need to be utilised to attract the right investors.

15:00 - 15:05

Introduction

Speakers:
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Joe Hepworth
Director
OCO Global’s Middle East

15:05 - 15:15

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Khalifa Hassan K. AlForah AlShamsi
Chief Strategy & Corporate Governance Officer
Etisalat Group

15:15 - 15:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Roland Chalons-Browne
Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Financial Services
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Paul Donovan
Chief Economist
UBS Global Wealth Management
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Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari
Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
World Trade Organization
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Dr. Issam Abou Sleiman
Country Director of the GCC
The World Bank
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Ayman Amin Sejiny
Chief Executive Officer
Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
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Ralfs Nemiro
Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

15:55 - 16:00