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News: World leaders welcomed to Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia

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The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has welcomed a series of global heads of state and senior policy makers to the third annual Future Investment Initiative.

The event is taking place in Riyadh until October 31st, with the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh – recognised with a number of titles at the World Travel Awards – once again playing host.

The leaders in attendance reflect the international nature of the event, with officials coming from North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Among the highlights of the program will be a series of on-stage discussions with international leaders.

On Tuesday, prime minister Narendra Modi will discuss ‘What’s next for India?’ with Ray Dalio, founder, co-chairman and co-chief investment officer at Bridgewater Associates.

On Wednesday, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro will discuss how a new global investment environment can put Brazil ‘back in business’.

Wednesday will also see a special address from the king of Jordan.

A plenary session in which Muhammadu Buhari, president of Nigeria; Mahamadou Issoufou, president of Niger; Uhuru Kenyattta, President of Kenya; and Denis Sassou-Ngeuesso, president of Congo-Brazzaville will discuss what comes next for Africa will also be hosted tomorrow.

The speakers at FII 2019 include nearly 300 leading global decision makers, investors and experts from more than 30 countries.

FII was created to drive conversation and collaboration around some of the most pressing topics currently facing the world today – including sustainability, technology and the future of society.

The event is dedicated to providing a truly inclusive platform that facilitates free and creative dialogue between policymakers, business leaders, investors, innovators and world-leaders.

More Information

The Future Investment Initiative is an international platform for expert-led debate between global leaders, investors and innovators with the power to shape the future of global investment.

It is focused on utilising investment to drive growth opportunities, enable innovation and disruptive technologies, and address global challenges.

The third edition of FII will continue building active, global networks of influential decision makers to explore the emerging industries that will shape the global economy and investment landscape over the coming decades.

The Public Investment Fund is one of the largest and most impactful sovereign wealth funds in the world, enabling the creation of new sectors and opportunities that will shape the future global economy, while driving the economic transformation of Saudi Arabia.

PIF is building a world-class, diversified portfolio through investments in attractive, long-term opportunities across sectors and asset classes at both the domestic and international level.

For more information about the FII 2019 program and speakers, visit the FII website.

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