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FII: Bold-thinking CEOs, investors and policymakers to usher in era of reinvention
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 26 - 01 - 2021

The Future Investment Initiative Institute has announced the details of the Fourth Edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII), a multi hub conference themed "The Neo-Renaissance" that brings together bold-thinking CEOs, investors and policymakers to usher in an era of reinvention.
Senator Matteo Renzi, former prime minister of Italy and member of the Board of Trustees of the FII Institute will share his insights on how he sees the renaissance of our world.
With the global economy emerging out of its deepest recession since World War II, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, FII Institute chairman and governor of the Public Investment Fund; Ray Dalio, co-chairman and CIO of Bridgewater Associates; Laurence D. Fink, chairman and CEO, of BlackRock; Thomas P. Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse Group; and David M. Solomon, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., will consider how the international investment community can leverage the economic downturn to build a stronger, more sustainable future for everyone.
Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, will join the 100 speakers participating virtually from hubs in New York, Paris, Beijing and Mumbai and the 50 attending in-person in Riyadh as they explore how investment and innovation can shape a rebirth of the global economy that will lead to a new chapter for humanity, a "Neo-Renaissance".
Some of the world's most influential investors and tech pioneers will come together for two days of truly global conversation. Masayoshi Son, chairman and CEO of Softbank Group; Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone; and Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, co-founder, chairman & CEO of Sinovation Ventures, will discuss how AI can be a great engine of economic rebirth, job growth, and solutions to global challenges in healthcare, climate change, and beyond.
Thomas J. Barrack Jr., founder and executive chairman of Colony Capital, will speak about how investors can shape economic diversification that will lead to resiliency, while Laurent Fabius, former president of COP21, Paris Agreement, will explore why now might be a renaissance for the Paris Agreement.
As UNESCO estimates that over 1.2 billion children have been affected by school closures during the pandemic, Princess Reema Bint Bandar, Saudi Ambassador to the US, will look to ways that education can be reimagined.
Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, minister of international cooperation of Egypt; Amadou Hott, minister of the economy, planning and cooperation of Senegal; Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited; Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group; and Jean Todt, president of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, will also be revealing fresh insights.
Others scheduled to participate include Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman; Patrick Pouyanné, chairman & CEO of TOTAL; Lord Grimstone of Boscobel; minister for investment at the UK Department for International Trade; Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman & CEO of DP World; Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid Al-Falih; Jean-Bernard Lévy, chairman and CEO of Global of EDF Group; Josh Giegel, co-founder and CTO of Hyperloop-One, and Anthony Scaramucci, founder & managing partner of SkyBridge Capital.
In addition, these prominent speakers will participate: Andrew N. Liveris, special advisor at the Public Investment Fund; Peggy Johnson, CEO of Magic Leap, USA; Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, Italy; Ajaypal Singh Banga, executive chairman of Mastercard, USA; Noel Quinn, group CEO of HSBC, UK;. Bruno Le Maire, minister of economy, finance and recovery of France; Mohamed Ali Rashed Al-Abbar, Board of Trustees Member, FII Institute and founder of Emaar Properties PJSC, UAE.
Others include, Brendan Bechtel, CEO of Bechtel Group, USA; Lu Zhang, founder and managing partner of Fusion Fund, USA; Patrice Caine, chairman & CEO, of Thales Group, France; Bob Diamond, founding partner and CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital, USA, Adam M. Aron, president and CEO of AMC, USA, Cindy Mi, founder and CEO of VIPKid, China; Louise Mushikiwabo, secretary general of Organization Internationale de la Francophonie, France, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, founder and executive chairman of XPRIZE Foundation, and Board of Trustees Members of FII Institute, USA, Barry S. Sternlicht, CEO of Starwood Capital, USA; Wamkele Mene, secretary general of African Continental Free Trade Area, Ghana; and Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund.
On Day 1, speakers in Riyadh and from the hubs will consider how CEOs will re-invent work for the post-COVID world, investing in the next decade of global health and whether 2021 can be the year that sustainable investing goes mainstream.
One session will address how the pandemic should accelerate global trends like the restructuring of international value chains, a focus on reshoring and regional cooperation, which should all boost FDI.
On Day 2, the conference will shift to what investments will create a generation of space entrepreneurs and if artificial intelligence will lead the resurgence of the global economy. One session will examine how the pandemic is driving digital currency and innovative finance around the world. — SPA

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