9-10 April 2019 | Four Seasons Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Bloomberg Invest Abu Dhabi

Engaging the smartest minds across business and finance, Bloomberg Invest Abu Dhabi will unpack the most significant opportunities and the biggest risks facing investors navigating the global economy.

Big money. Big ideas.

Engaging the smartest minds across business and finance, Bloomberg Invest Abu Dhabi will unpack the most significant opportunities and the biggest risks facing investors navigating the global economy. This invitation-only summit will confront issues near and far, from the urgent drive to create greater economic diversification to rapidly changing capital markets to the continuing power of technology to disrupt the financial landscape. Bloomberg Invest Abu Dhabi will fuse global perspectives with local knowledge within a dynamic networking environment. Utilizing the full power of the Bloomberg terminal, media platforms and growing Middle East footprint, Bloomberg Invest Abu Dhabi will provide delegates with unparalleled analyses and actionable insight to help inform financial decision making.

April 9 - Tuesday

6:30 pm

Registration & Networking Reception

7:20 pm

Welcome Remarks


7:25 pm

Opening Address


7:30 pm

Creating Value Through Partnerships



  • Musabbeh Al Kaabi

    Chief Executive Officer Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company

8:30 pm

From Mirage to Communities – Establishing a Sense of Place



8:50 pm

Closing Remarks


April 10 - Wednesday

8:20 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:20 am

Welcome Remarks


9:25 am

Opening Remarks


9:35 am

Generating Consistent Outperformance Against a Volatile Macroeconomic Backdrop



9:55 am

Seizing Today’s Investment Opportunities in the Middle East and Beyond



10:20 am

Delivering Value Through Consolidation: Examining the Roadmap to Success for Asset Managers



10:40 am

Investing in Partnerships to Establish a Global Footprint


  • Riad Hamade

    Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa, Bloomberg


11:00 am

Networking Break

11:25 am

Representation in Business: Promoting New Voices


  • Laura Zelenko

    Senior Executive Editor, Diversity, Training, Talent and News Standards, Bloomberg

11:30 am

Beyond Geopolitics: The Case for Emerging Markets



11:50 am

Diversified Investing in the New Era Middle East



12:20 pm

Digitization, AI and FinTech: Mapping Opportunities to Future-proof Your Business



12:50 pm

Networking Break

1:10 pm

The Next Frontier for Oil: Planning for Peak Demand vs. Peak Extraction



1:30 pm

The New KSA: An Investor's Perspective on Vision 2030



1:50 pm

Closing Remarks


2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Special Lunch Session: Gateway to China

Proudly sponsored by SaxoBank.
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.

China is increasingly dominating global headlines as it locks horns with the US over trade and sets out its vision for long-term investments and economic growth. In this special lunchtime session, global industry experts will unpack the multilateral world that we’ll see in the wake of a US-China trade deal. The discussion will focus on China’s current economic outlook with an assessment of the wider implications of China’s stock market performance and the ongoing trade war developments.



Featured Speakers


Jassim Alseddiqi

Chief Executive Officer Abu Dhabi Financial Group

Dan Balmer

President Middle East, North Africa & Turkey Aston Martin

Dalal Buhejji

Senior Manager of Financial Services Bahrain Economic Development Board

Manus Cranny

Daybreak Anchor Bloomberg Television

Ola Doudin

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer BitOasis

Martin Gilbert

Chairman Aberdeen Standard Investments

Riad Hamade

Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa Bloomberg

Alicia García Herrero

Chief Economist, Asia Pacific Natixis

Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist, CIO & Co-Head of Global Sales Trading Saxo Bank

Musabbeh Al Kaabi

Chief Executive Officer Petroleum & Petrochemicals Mubadala Investment Company

Rahul Kapoor

Senior Analyst Bloomberg Intelligence

Rishi Kapoor

Co-Chief Executive Officer Investcorp

Claudia Maedler

Gulf Bureau Chief Bloomberg

Eng. Talal Ibrahim Al-Maiman

Chief Executive Officer Kingdom Holding Company

Rola Abu Manneh

Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered Bank, UAE

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy UAE

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Dr. Dalya Al Muthanna

President & CEO GE Gulf

Nour Al Ali

Editor Bloomberg Dubai

Guillaume Pousaz

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Checkout.com

Jean Raby

CEO Natixis Investment Managers

Karim Sabbagh

Chief Executive Officer DarkMatter Group

H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

UAE Minister of State and Chairman of ADGM

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large Bloomberg Television

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Saudi Technology Ventures (STV)

Richard Teng

CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority ADGM

Glenn Youngkin

Co-Chief Executive Officer The Carlyle Group

Matthew Martin

Gulf Finance Reporter Bloomberg

Mike Wittich

Greater China & North Asia Head, Investor & Insurance Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong

Laura Zelenko

Senior Executive Editor, Diversity, Training, Talent and News Standards Bloomberg

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi

Deputy Group CEO & Chief Executive Officer, Alternative Investments & Infrastructure Mubadala Investment Company

Daniel Hajjar

EMEA Managing Principal HOK


Founding Sponsor

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), an international financial centre located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015. Comprising three independent authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority, ADGM governs the Al Maryah Island as the designated financial free zone, enabling financial entities and firms to efficiently conduct financial and commercial services and thrive successfully within an international regulatory framework based on Common Law.
ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths including private banking, wealth management, asset management and financial innovation. It reinforces Abu Dhabi’s position as a global centre for business and finance and serves as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world. ADGM has been awarded the “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for three consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region

Presenting Sponsor

Mubadala Investment Company actively manages a worldwide portfolio supporting the vision of a globally integrated and diversified economy, through sustainable returns to its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi. In March 2018, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) joined the Group.

Mubadala’s US $225 billion (AED 830 billion) portfolio spans five continents with interests in aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, healthcare, real estate, defense services, pharmaceuticals and medical technology, agribusiness and a global portfolio of financial holdings. Mubadala is a trusted partner, an engaged shareholder and a responsible global company that is committed to ethics and world-class standards.

Supporting Sponsor

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Participating Sponsor

Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients.

For more than 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.

As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS). Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.

Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a Fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen Saxo Bank today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Saxo Bank A/S operates in the UAE under a representative office license issued by the Central Bank of the UAE and services clients from the Middle East.


Established in 1982, the UAE Banks Federation is a professional representative body comprising 52-member banks operating in the UAE. The Federation advocates all banks’ interests, and enhances cooperation and coordination among them, in order to promote and upgrade the UAE’s banking industry for the benefit of the banking secor, its customers, and the national economy.

The UAE Banks Federation’s mission and objectives are focused on representing its member banks and defending their interests and rights. The federation provides a platform for cooperation and exchange of ideas and opinions among member banks and plays a major role in raising public awareness around the beneficial role and distinctive financial, economic and social contribution of the banks to the UAE.

The Federation has an Advisory Council consisting of 28 Bank CEOs which oversees the implementation of the policies, follows up on UBF’s activities and makes necessary decisions, and 20 specialized technical committees who discuss all relevant banking issues.