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



  • Jean Raby

    Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Investment Managers

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

Abu Dhabi Financial Group Chief Executive Officer

Dan Balmer

Aston Martin President Middle East, North Africa & Turkey

Dalal Buhejji

Bahrain Economic Development Board Senior Manager of Financial Services

Manus Cranny

Bloomberg Television Daybreak Anchor

Ola Doudin

BitOasis Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Martin Gilbert

Aberdeen Standard Investments Chairman

Riad Hamade

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa

Alicia García Herrero

Natixis Chief Economist, Asia Pacific

Steen Jakobsen

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

Musabbeh Al Kaabi

Mubadala Investment Company Chief Executive Officer Petroleum & Petrochemicals

Rahul Kapoor

Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Analyst

Rishi Kapoor

Investcorp Co-Chief Executive Officer

Claudia Maedler

Bloomberg Gulf Bureau Chief

Eng. Talal Ibrahim Al-Maiman

Kingdom Holding Company Chief Executive Officer

Rola Abu Manneh

Standard Chartered Bank, UAE Chief Executive Officer

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

UAE Minister of Energy

John Micklethwait

Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief

Mark Miller

Bloomberg Live Global Editor

Dr. Dalya Al Muthanna

GE Gulf President & CEO

Nour Al Ali

Bloomberg Dubai Editor

Guillaume Pousaz

Checkout.com Chief Executive Officer

Jean Raby

Natixis Investment Managers Chief Executive Officer

Karim Sabbagh

DarkMatter Group Chief Executive Officer

H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

UAE Minister of State and Chairman of ADGM

Erik Schatzker

Bloomberg Editor-at-Large

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni

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

Richard Teng

ADGM CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority

Glenn Youngkin

The Carlyle Group Co-Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Martin

Bloomberg Gulf Finance Reporter

Mike Wittich

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

Laura Zelenko

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

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi

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

Daniel Hajjar

HOK EMEA Managing Principal


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.