Market-based capitalism is flourishing across the world, but new twists are emerging and gaining momentum. There are now success- ful state-led models in China and hybrid public-private frameworks in the Middle East. How do these trends impact the pathways to privatization across the world, and with it, the potential to increase productivity, improve quality of services, drive economic development, strengthen the business environment and catalyze innovation? How do privatization models compare? Will different and divergent frame- works continue to emerge — or will one clear model win out? What are the implications for the global economy?
Moderator: Frank Kane, Arab News
• H.E. Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, Minister of Economy, Saudi Arabia
• Kirill Dmitrie, CEO Russian Direct Investment Fund
• Darren Davis, Acting CEO, Ma’aden, Saudi Arabia
• Bassem Awadallah, CEO, Tomoh Advisory, UAE