2018 Agenda

Day 1

Monday 10 December, 2018

08:00 - 09:00 a.m Registration and networking
09.00 - 09:05 a.m Opening by CNBC Arabia
09:05 - 09:10 a.m Main Address by H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy
09:10 - 10:00 a.m Chairman Address: H.E. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal
10:00 - 10:40 a.m Keynote Address
10:40 - 11:00 a.m Recognition Awards by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah
11:00 - 11:40 a.m Panel 1 - Global FDI: New regulations, business trends, investment cycles and best practices. What is the impact of FDI on GDP and employment?
11:40 - 12:20 a.m Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm [Side Session] Youth Circles: the role of youth in shaping the future of economies: how the youth drive digital advancement and economic development.
12:20 - 01:00 p.m Panel 2 - The Race for 5G: smarter business applications and better support for IoT ecosystems, is the infrastructure and supporting networks equipped for 5G?
01:00 - 01:30 p.m Interview: one-on-one discussion
01:00 - 01:30 p.m [Side Session] Invest Durban, eThekwini Municipality – Country Presentation to promote the Investment Opportunities in Durban, South Africa, by the officials from Invest Durban
1:30 – 2:00pm Break
02:00 - 02:40 p.m Panel 3 - The Future of Chambers of Commerce: changing roles, shifting technologies and digital transformations impacting the private sector. What is the impact of regulation on the business environment and Foreign Direct Investment?
02:40 pm. Closing by CNBC Arabia
Day 2

Tuesday 11 December, 2018

10:00 - 10:10 a.m Welcome Note (CNBC)
10:10 - 10:30 a.m Keynote Address
10:30 - 11:10 a.m Panel 4 - Man vs. Machine (Artificial Intelligence): the application and impact of AI on investment management, cryptocurrencies, market dynamics, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). What is the future of AI integration and how do we manage risk while maintaining growth in Foreign Direct Investment?
11:10 - 11:30 a.m Break
11:30 - 11:50 a.m Interview: one-on-one discussion
11:50 - 12:30 p.m Panel 5 - Women Advancement in Business: Women’s impact in driving economic growth. What is the future of the workplace, female entrepreneurship, and leadership in the business world?
12:30 - 01: 10 p.m Panel 6 – Sustainability: The future of impact investment, community integration, and value creation. What is the role of the Sustainable Development Goals and the impact on Foreign Direct Investment?
01:10 - 01:30 p.m Closing by CNBC Arabia


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