Abu Dhabi | 11 December 2017

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.

December 11 - Monday

8:00 am

Registration and breakfast

9:00 am

Opening Remarks


  • Riad Hamade

    Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa, Bloomberg

9:05 am

Welcome Remarks - His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market


9:15 am

In Conversation with UAE Minister of Energy and Industry His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei



9:40 am

Driving Smart Investments in the Middle East


  • Jason Kelly

    New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television


10:10 am

Networking Break

10:30 am

In Conversation with Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Mubadala Deputy Group CEO & CEO Alternative Investments & Infrastructure



10:50 am

In Conversation with Jassim Alseddiqi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Finance Group



11:10 am

Cultivating Middle East Startup Culture: Strategic Approaches for Success. Five Questions for Steve Barnett, Director of Strategy and Business Planning, ADGM

As investment in Middle East entrepreneurship grows, ADGM's director of strategy and business planning, Steve Barnett, discusses the support network that's already available to the UAE's growing community of founders, sharing the lessons learned so far and detailing the tools that exist today to help the region's creators execute their vision for tomorrow.



  • Steve Barnett

    Financial Centre Development Director, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market

11:25 am

Investing in the Culture of Entrepreneurship



12:00 pm

Life After Oil: Diversification and a Renewable Future



12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

What's Next for Sovereign Wealth: In Conversation with His Excellency Khalid Al Rumaihi, Bahrain Economic Development Board Chief Executive



2:25 pm

Chasing Global Growth: Identifying Opportunities in the Emerging Markets


  • Jason Kelly

    New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Television


  • Madhur Jha

    Head, Thematic Research, Standard Chartered

  • Christof Rühl

    Global Head of Research, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

  • Max Wolman

    Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management

3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:20 pm

In Conversation with Bruce Flatt, Brookfield Asset Management Chief Executive Officer



3:40 pm

Investing in the Creative Economy: In Conversation with Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development



4:05 pm

Growing the Culture Economy: In Conversation with His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism



4:25 pm

Closing Remarks


4:30 pm

Networking Reception


Jassim Alseddiqi

Abu Dhabi Financial Group Chief Executive Officer

Faisal Al Bannai

DarkMatter Founder and Managing Director

Steve Barnett

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market Financial Centre Development Director

Alain Dib

Waha Capital Chief Operating Officer

Anthony DiPaola

Bloomberg Middle East Energy Correspondent

Bruce Flatt

Brookfield Asset Management CEO

Robert A. Gillam, CFA

McKinley Capital Management, LLC President and Chief Investment Officer

Riad Hamade

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Middle East and Africa

Madhur Jha

Standard Chartered Head, Thematic Research

H.E. Noura Al Kaabi

United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development

Rishi Kapoor

Investcorp Co-Chief Executive Officer

Jason Kelly

Bloomberg Television New York Bureau Chief, Executive Editor

Faraz Khalid

Noon Chief Executive Officer

Claudia Maedler

Bloomberg Gulf Bureau Chief

Matthew Martin

Bloomberg Gulf Finance Reporter

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

UAE Minister of Energy

Mark Miller

Bloomberg Live Global Editor

H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak

Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism Chairman

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi

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

Magnus Olsson

Careem Co-Founder, Chief Xperience Officer

Paddy Padmanathan

ACWA Power President & CEO

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

Masdar Chief Executive Officer

Christof Rühl

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) Global Head of Research

Khalid Al Rumaihi

Bahrain Economic Development Board Chief Executive

H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

UAE Minister of State and Chairman of ADGM

Erik Schatzker

Bloomberg Editor-at-Large

Max Wolman

Aberdeen Asset Management Senior Investment Manager

Funding sponsor

Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), an international financial centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21st October 2015. Strategically situated in Abu Dhabi, home to one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, ADGM plays a pivotal role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a global centre for business and finance that connects with the growing economies of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Since its inception, ADGM continues to gain active interests from a number of sectors, including: private banking, asset and wealth management, professional business services, corporate headquarters, management functions and treasury operations, holding structures, asset and IP protection, family offices and industry and professional associations. ADGM has established a conducive environment that provides a full spectrum of investment vehicles and legal structures for financial institutions and corporates to realise their business and anchor themselves in Abu Dhabi. It has a proportionate and calibrated admission and supervision approach which addresses the needs of bulge bracket firms but also boutique and new innovative players.

Benefits of operating from ADGM include:
• 100% foreign ownership
• Ease of setting up businesses
• 0 % personal and corporate tax and unlimited repatriation of capital
• No restrictions on employment
• Common Law Jurisdiction
• State-of-the-art infrastructure and Grade A office space on Al Maryah Island that is owned and leased/sold by Mubadala


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We are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 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.

For more information please visit www.sc.com. Explore our insights and comment on our blog, BeyondBorders. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Mubadala is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. As Abu Dhabi’s leading strategic investment company, Mubadala is active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world, creating lasting value for our shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Our work includes the development of global industrial champions in sectors such as aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals & mining and renewable energy, utilities, and the management of diverse financial holdings. We build on legacy expertise in oil and gas to invest across the hydrocarbon spectrum, and enhance the UAE’s growth potential through investments in healthcare, real estate and defense services. Our investment approach prioritizes partnership with best-in-class organizations and a commitment to the highest standards of governance.

Participation is by invitation only.

To request an invitation, please fill out our form here.

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