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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Ralfs Nemiro

Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

As Minister of Economics, Mr. Ralfs Nemiro has set the improvement of innovation and business environment as one of his main priority. He has paid his attention to develop value chain ecosystems like smart cities, biomedicine and smart materials, introducing to new principles how to work with innovations. For example, the first 5G policymaker hackathon, held in November 2019, has been an essential instrument to develop more applicable approaches in policy making for innovations. The hackathon allowed to better understand the challenges industry, academics and the public sector face on every-day basis regarding 5G implementation and provided a better insight on how to make a more effective legal framework in the future for all players involved. Before his appointment as Minister of Economics, was a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Minister holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Latvia.  Former lawyer and co-operation Partner of a law firm “Rebenoks & Vilders”, as well as a member of the Board ofthe LLC “ECB” Assets.


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