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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Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan

Chairman
ACWA Power

Chairman of International Company for Water and Power Projects, a company that focuses on development, operation and maintenance of projects for the production of water and electricity (ACWA Power), transporting, distributing and conducting all related activities. Mohammad is also the Chairman of Vision Invest who has followed an expansionary path making long-term investments in various companies and sectors that provide synergetic value creating possibilities on its way to form a broadly-based holding company. He is also the Chairman of DUSSUR, a Saudi Arabian government investment company in the Industrial Manufacturing sector. Furthermore, Mohammad is Chairing and member of the Board of Directors of several Private and Public Shareholders Companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including the Founding Board of NEOM Industrial City, as well as the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority, the B20 Executive Committee, Higher Education Fund. Most recently he has accepted a nomination from the President of South Africa to serve on his Presidential Advisory Council on Investment. He has also participated in several international conferences related to power, water and numerous business issues.


Sessions of the speaker

24-MAR-2020

24-MAR-2020

10:00 – 10:50

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.

Debater:
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Rustam Minnikhanov
President
The Republic of Tatarstan
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Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan
Chairman
ACWA Power
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Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
Secretary General
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Session Chair:
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Dr. Nasser H. Saidi
Founder and President, Nasser Saidi & Associates Former DIFC Chief Economist, First Vice-Governor of Banque du Liban and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry for Lebanon