Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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

8:00am
9:45am
Registration
10:00am
10:45am
Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall
Global Leaders Debate – Investing for the Future: Shaping Global Investment Strategies

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.

10:45am
10:55am
Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall
Investment Report ASIA
11:05am
11:15am
Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall
Investment Report Africa
11:05pm
11:15pm
Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall
Investment Report Latin America
11:15am
12:00pm
Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall
Interview with Industry Leader
12:00pm
12:30pm
Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall
Opening Ceremony
12:30pm
14:00pm
Lunch & Networking Break
15:30am
17:00pm
Venue: Breakout Room 1
Startup nurtured by Accelerators and Incubators

- What role do accelerators and incubators play in Start-Up, and how do they prepare them for the future?

- Lean Startup Approach: Emphasized heavily by Incubators and Accelerators.

- How Can Startups make the most out of Accelerators?

  • 14:00 – 14:05 Introduction
  • 14:05 – 14:25 Keynote Address
  • 14:25 – 14:35 Networking Break
  • 14:35 – 15:25 Panel Discussion
  • 15:25 – 15:30 Closing Remarks
10:00am
10:30am
Venue: Breakout Room 1
Startups & Investors: their perspective towards seeking investments or investing in one.

- Start-up funding cycles and understanding investors requirement.

- Identifying and penetrating the target market.

- Perfecting your Pitch Deck.

- Challenges to acquire funding for your startup.

- What are the keywords investors are looking for in a startup / entrepreneurs?

- What do investors see in startups/entrepreneurs?

- Do investors invest in idea or founders?

  • 10:00 – 10:05 Introduction
Douglas van den Berghe
-Vice President Advisory, Conway, Inc.
  • 10:05 – 10:25 Keynote Address
Amine Housni
-Co-Founder and Head of Middle East, Blueground Middle East
  • 10:25 – 10:35 Networking Break
  • 10:35 – 11:25 Panel Discussion: Investors: perspective towards investing in Startup / Entrepreneurs
Andrea Hojdu-Howe
-Partner, Head of Capital, Antler
  • 11:25 – 11:30 Closing Remarks
11:30am
13:00pm
Fintech: Future of Financial Services

- How is Fintech Startup revolutionising the banking industry?

- Banks competing with Fintech companies and surviving the disruption.

- What kind of challenges do Fintech Startup face and what causes them to fail?

  • 11:30 – 11:35 Introduction
  • 11:35 – 11:55 Keynote Address
  • 11:55 – 12:05 Networking Break
  • 12:05 – 12:55 Panel Discussion
  • 12:55 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
13:00pm
14:30pm
Lunch Break
15:30pm
17:00pm
Are Startup’s just jumping on AI Hype train?

- Role of AI & Machine learning and its capability to transform Start-Up productivity.

- 40% of European Start-Ups classify themselves as AI Start-ups, but they don’t exploit AI. How does this affect the Investors in investing in Start-Up?

- However, other AI StartUps are successful and are able to gain momentum and raise money as well. And, easily get acquired by major players in the industry.

  • 15:30 – 15:35 Introduction
Harvey Bennett
-Co-Founder , Searchie
  • 15:35 – 15:55 Keynote Address
  • 15:55 – 16:05 Networking Break
  • 16:05 – 16:55 Panel Discussion
  • 16:55 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
11:30am
13:00pm
Blockchain Start-Ups and Cryptocurrency

- There has been an increase in investment for Blockchain startups despite fall in price for cryptocurrency. How does this impact the country’s economy?

- Understanding Blockchain and It's Potential.

- Building Trust with Blockchain.

- How is cryptocurrency disrupting the global economy and its impact on the banking sector?

- Decentralised applications (DApps) – The New decentralised future

- What mistakes do investors make?

  • 11:30 – 11:35 Introduction
Rain Huan
-Founder , Atlas Capital
  • 11:35 – 11:55 Keynote Address
  • 11:55 – 12:05 Networking Break
  • 12:05 – 12:55 Panel Discussion
  • 12:55 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
13:00pm
14:30pm
Lunch Break
16:30pm
17:00pm
Awards Ceremony AIM SME, Start Up and Future Cities

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