500 delegates for Royal Investment Summit

MANAMA: The second Royal Investment Summit themed ‘Future of Investments in the GCC’ will be held with in-person attendees in the UAE next year.

Hosted by Bahrain-based Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Duaij Al Khalifa Private Office, the forum is set to take place at the Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai, on January 23 and January 24, 2022, furthering the organiser’s vision of enhancing investment and cross-border partnerships with a focus on the kingdom and the UAE.

Following the success of the inaugural edition of the summit, held virtually in June this year, the second edition features a lineup of more than 60 speakers, 500 high-level delegates, key panels providing global diversified insight, and exclusive fireside chats with industry leaders and pioneers.

It will also host selected corporates pitching innovative solutions with a primary focus on AI, fintech, healthtech and sustainability.

The pitches will be presented to a curated audience of global investors and family offices with the aim to establish potential joint venture and global expansion opportunities.

The summit will highlighting trending topics including blockchain, mobility, education, mental health, green hydrogen, smart cities, AI, machine learning and robotics, venture capital, the revolution of the sports and media industry, real estate, and cybersecurity.


Speakers include regional and global executives and pioneers from Pfizer, NEOM, Knowledge Fund Establishment, The Red Sea Development Company, Bahrain Chamber, Visa, Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus, Ethiad Credit Insurance, Nexus Digital Technology, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Microsoft for Startup, Liht Organics, Amanat Holding, Lootah Global Capital, Al Fardan Exchange, BinGhatti Holding, Minoli and Partners, and ZilMoney.

Renowned Japanese artist Yusuke Akamatsu will attend and donate one of his notable artworks to Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Duaij Al Khalifa at the summit.

Pfizer chief innovation and R&D officer Sherif Fahmy said: “We are pleased to support the summit in their vision of bringing top notch investors, economists, consultants along with royal family members and holdings from all over the world to explore opportunities in tech and other fields in the GCC.”

Hasan Al Fardan, chief executive of Al Fardan Exchange, Dubai, said: “It is an honour for the Al Fardan family to be a part of this prestigious event under the patronage of Shaikh AbdulAziz. We are looking forward to engaging with businesses to empower and encourage investment opportunities in the region.”

Talal Ajou, CIO of the El Ajou Group, said: “I am delighted to be a part of the summit. Like the people responsible for hosting the event, I feel healthcare investing is at an inflection point and is an unstoppable trend.”

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