EXPO 2020 DUBAI, UAE - Organizers of the 2022 edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), which will be held from March 29 to March 31, 2022, at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai, have announced a star-studded line-up of speakers composed of Ministers, Ambassadors, senior government officials and leading industry professionals.
The exciting three-day event will be highlighted with strategic talks, roundtable discussions, key presentations and workshops that are all aimed with the primary goal of how to attract new investments, the creation and maintenance of future cities and how to further encourage and empower youth entrepreneurship.
According to the show's organizers, speakers for the event have been broken into key groups--the global leaders debate and opening ceremony speakers; foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign portfolio investment speakers; start-up pillar speakers; future cities pillar speakers; small and medium enterprises speakers and the 50 projects initiative speakers.
The global leaders debate and opening ceremony list features a powerhouse cast of top government officials, which include His Excellency (H.E.) Rustam Minnikhanov, President, Republic of Tatarstan; H.E. Gilmar Pisas, Prime Minister of Curacao; H.E. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; H.E. Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; H.E. Rebecca Grynspan, Secretary General, UNCTAD; H.E. Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman, Eurasian Economic Commission; H.E. Vera Songwe, Under Secretary General, UN and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa; Shinta Widjaja Kamdami, CEO, Sintesa Group and Chair, B20 Indonesia; Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga, CEO, Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation and Lorraine Mackin, Partner, Head of Global Government, KPMG.
Dawood Al Shezawi, President of AIM Organizing Committee said, “We are excited and honored to see the participation of this year's speakers--widely composed of leading government officials and industry professionals. We are humbled by their decisions to come be a part of AIM to share their experiences, insights and opinions across some of the world's most pressing ssues on FDI and other economic challenges.”
AIM 2022 is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the theme, ‘Investments in sustainable innovation for a thriving future.’ Activities prepared for the event are focused on bolstering and improving sustainable investments via six set pillars–FDI, Small and
Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPI), Startups, Future Cities, and the 50 Projects Initiative.
Speakers under the FDI pillar include H.E. Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; H.E. Andres Valenciano Yumuni, Costa Rica Minister of Fotreign Trade and H.E. Tatiana Clouthier, Mexican Secretary of Economy, to name a few. For the start-up pillar list, speakers to be featured include H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Farida Al Awahdi, Chair, Emirates Business Women Council and Mario Garcia Davila, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angelhub Ventures, to name a few. The future cities pillar speakers include H.E. Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Economy; Jawad Abbassi, Head, MENA, GSMA and Khaled El Shabrawy, Government and Small Cities Lead, Microsoft UAE, among others. Meanwhile, the SME speakers list features H.E. Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei, President and Chair, Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID); Ayman Al Hout, CEO, Marsh UAE and Dima Al Ashram, Chief Impact Officer, Tidal impact, to name a few. Lastly, for the 50 projects initiative, speakers will include Eng. Abdul Mohsin Mubarak Al Katheeri, Projects and Facilities Director, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center - Tadweer; Adel Omrani, CEO for Services, GE Gas Power MENA and Bradley Jones, Executive Director, UAE-UK Business Council, among others.