Future Investment Initiative - Day 3

Future Investment Initiative - Day 3
The three-day Future Investment Initiatives in Riyadh holds it final session today, Thursday. (AFP)
Updated 25 October 2018

Future Investment Initiative - Day 3

Future Investment Initiative - Day 3

RIYADH: The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is entering its final day, with four discussion panels on themes including infrastructure, technology and the economy.

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Thursday’s plenary session opened with Mohammed Al-Jadaan, the Saudi minister of finance, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, his Bahraini counterpart discussing fiscal balance.



Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, the Saudi Economy Minister, Bassem Awadallah, chief executive of Tomoh Advisory, Darren Davis, acting CEO of Ma’aden and Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive of Russian Direct Investment Fund, meanwhile discussed privatization models with Frank Kane, senior business columnist for Arab News, moderating the session.



Three chief executives meanwhile presented the gigaprojects being undertaken in the Kingdom: John Pagano for the Red Sea project, Michael Reininger for Qiddiya and Nadhmi Al-Nasr for NEOM.







The morning plenary sessions was capped by a panel on investments in frontier technologies with scheduled speakers Ritesh Agarwal, CEO and founder of Oyo Hotels; Michael Marks, chairman and co-founder of Katerra; Meshal Al-Harasani, Inventor and Advisor at King Abdulaziz University and Munish Varma, partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers.

For our comprehensive coverage of the event click, here.