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October 23

8:30 – 9:00

Main Entrance Hall, KAICC

Breaks

Welcome coffee break
9:00 – 9:10

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Opening



9:10 – 10:10

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

One world: Can leaders from business and government develop a collective vision for the future?


Longstanding geopolitical alliances are shifting. Emerging nations are establishing vast influence. Technology is driving the rapid decentralization of power. What impact will these large-scale transformations have on a global economy that is, actually, growing steadily on every continent? Ten years after the global financial crisis, how can businesses, governments, and global institutions come together to create long-term progress? How can fragmented organizations mobilize against existential threats? And how can the world find balance among the seemingly competitive forces of sovereignty and security, technology and humanity, and equality and prosperity?

  • H.E. Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Managing Director, Public Investment Fund, KSA
  • John Flint, Executive Director & CEO, HSBC Holdings PLC, UK
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • David McCormick, Co-CEO, Bridgewater Associates, USA
  • Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
10:10 – 10:35

Plenary, KAICC

In-conversation

In conversation: Business and technology


  • Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock, Inc., USA
  • Andrew Liveris, Advisor, Saudi Aramco, KSA
10:35 – 11:20

Plenary, KAICC

plenary

Power moves: How will the shifting geography of investment change the future of
innovation?


The surge in new technology investments out of Asia has grown to nearly match US tech-based venture investment. This is shifting the balance of innovation priorities as well as changing the new loci of invention — and economic returns. How will the increase of global tech investment change the nature of invention to reflect regional characteristics, economic goals, and strategic interests? How can entrepreneurs and business leaders capitalize on these new investment opportunities? And what is the role of policymakers in ensuring that these new investments lead to widespread prosperity?

  • Victor L. L. Chu, Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group, China
  • Joe Kaeser, President & Global CEO, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Rajeev Misra, CEO Softbank Vision Fund, Softbank Group
  • Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Investment committee, Deputy Group CEO & CEO Alternative Investments & Infrastructure, Mubadala, UAE
  • Lubna Olayan, CEO, Olayan Financing Company, KSA
  • Franck Petitgas, Head of International, Morgan Stanley, USA
  • Stephen Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone
11:20 – 11:35

Plenary, KAICC

In-conversation

In conversation: Energy and investment
11:35 – 12:00

Main Entrance Hall, KAICC & Ritz Plenary

Breaks

Networking break & transition
12:00 – 12:45

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Broadcast

Exponential growth (industry evolution) how can business leaders prepare for fundamental technological transformation?


Unprecedented technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, human-machine interactions, autonomous transport, materials innovations, and cryptographics, continue to connect the physical, digital, and biological worlds and become ever-present in business and in life. How can CEOs stay ahead of these changes to grow their companies and advance their corporate priorities? What specific technological transformations must leaders urgently embrace? How are these technologies fundamentally changing both business strategy and product innovation? And what investments are necessary to ensure that these changes minimize risk and optimize rewards?

  • Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman & CEO, SABIC, KSA
  • Steven Demetriou, CEO & Chairman, Jacobs, USA
  • Dr. Thomas Kennedy, Chairman & CEO, Raytheon, USA
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Advisor to His Royal Highness the Chairman of NEOM‘s Founding Board and a Member of the Founding Board
  • Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB Group, Switzerland
  • Larry Culp, CEO, GE, USA
12:00 – 13:30

Ritz Carlton

Taskforce

Taskforces (in parallel)


Connect: led by Oliver Wyman

Riyadh Room, Ritz Carlton

Technology is driving vast changes in the transportation sector from the daily commute to the foundational design. Technologies such as IoT and AI are making transportation more interoperable and autonomous transportation and integrated mobility systems are already becoming a reality. On the streets, the race is on between traditional automotive manufacturers, new industry players, and tech giants. In the skies, airplane manufacturers are eyeing passenger drone technology and startups are launching ambitious plans for autonomous aircraft. This evolution in the mobility sector will bring about vast opportunities and efficiencies but will also require robust public-private sector partnerships to become reality.

  • Paivi Haikkola, Ecosystem Lead, DIMECC, Netherlands
  • Brad Keywell, CEO, Uptake, USA
  • Ming Maa, President, Grab, Singapore
  • Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International, Singapore
  • Peter Rawlinson, CTO, Lucid Motors, USA
  • Florian Reuter, CEO, Volocopter, Germany

Culture: Led by PwC-Strategy&

Jizan Room, Ritz Carlton

The global art and culture community is undergoing fundamental change due to the impact of technology, globalization, and funding pressures. Technology is redefining our understanding of what constitutes art and culture and how these ideas are consumed and shared. Globalization is broadening the definition of art and culture and opening doors to new buyers and new markets beyond the traditional centers. Governments now have a better appreciation of the role of art and culture as an economic driver and are increasingly looking at the private sector as a partner for funding art and cultural institutions and growing participation.

  • Magnus Resch, Founder, Magnus, USA
  • Thomas S. Smith, CEO, Sotheby’s, USA
  • Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director, Hermitage Museum, Russia


Money: Led by McKinsey & Company

Jeddah Room, Ritz Carlton

The rise of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, digital banking, and fintechs have had noticeable success in the financial services sector – if, so far, limited. Going forward, the big question is to what extent will these technologies fundamentally disrupt and be truly transformative for the financial industry? How will the current incumbents cope with the changes? What different perspectives and debates are driving the future of money and the role of financial services in creating the change?

  • Natalie Blyth, Global Head of GTRF, HSBC, UK
  • Michael Roberts, Chief Lending Officer, and Global Head of Corporate Banking & Capital Management, Citigroup, USA
  • Antonio Simone, CEO, Euklid, UK
  • John Green, CEO, Investec, South Africa
12:45 – 13:30

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Plenary

Exponential growth (fintech future) how can business leaders prepare for fundamental technological transformation?


Unprecedented technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, human-machine interactions, autonomous transport, materials innovations, and cryptographics, continue to connect the physical, digital, and biological worlds and become ever-present in business and in life. How can CEOs stay ahead of these changes to grow their companies and advance their corporate priorities? What specific technological transformations must leaders urgently embrace? How are these technologies fundamentally changing both business strategy and product innovation? And what investments are necessary to ensure that these changes minimize risk and optimize rewards?

  • David Hunt, President & CEO, PGIM Inc., USA
  • Andrey Kostin, President & Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank, Russia
  • Ken Moelis, Moelis & Company, USA
  • Thomas Montag, COO, Bank of America, USA
  • Rania Nashar, CEO, Samba Financial Group, KSA
  • David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, UK
13:30 – 14:30

Ritz Carlton

Breaks

Lunch
15:00 – 15:45

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Plenary

Oil Future: The new age of energy


Despite increasing demands for alternative energy, oil will remain the most important global fuel source in the short and medium terms. With an estimated growth holding steady at 0.5% per year, peak oil is still at least 20 years away. This session explores the surprising new-economy industries driving the global demand for oil, how innovative oil companies are evolving their strategies to meet rising demands, and how technology is transforming the oil and gas industry in response to complex economic, social, poltical, and environmental pressures around the world.

  • Andrew Liveris, Advisor, Saudi Aramco, KSA
  • Tony Hayward, Chairman, Glencore International AG, UK
  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS, UK
15:30 – 15:50

Plenary, KAICC

In-conversation

In conversation: U.S. and the world


  • Thomas Barrack, Executive Chairman, Colony Capital, USA
  • Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, USA
14:45 – 15:30

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Plenary

Capital flows: How will leading financial institutions stay competitive in the new economy?


Banks, large financial institutions, and global exchanges are evolving to stay ahead of technological disruptions and shifts to the global order. At the same time, the world’s leading financial centers are facing competition from emerging markets in the wake of large-scale economic and geopolitical transformations. How are the world’s leading financial institutions remaking themselves so as to maintain their leadership and influence in the global economy? How are consumers driving these changes? What new organizations will rise alongside them? And what consequences will these changes have for the future of global investment?

  • Sarah Al Suhaimi, Chairperson, Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), KSA
  • Tong Li, CEO, Bank of China International, Hong Kong
  • Frédéric Oudéa, CEO, Societe Generale, France
  • Sheila H. Patel, CEO, International Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) & Global Co-Head, GSAM
  • William Winters, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, UK
15:50 – 16:15

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Market drivers: How can global investors encourage capital market development in emerging economies?


Efficient financial markets and a strong banking sector are critical drivers of prosperity and economic growth everywhere. But for emerging economies, the expansion of digital connectivity, rise of the middle class, and new privatization measures require not only strong growth of domestic capital markets but greater access to financing and foreign direct investment. What regulatory reforms and incentives are needed to further develop capital markets at the national level? What actions must be taken to integrate new markets on both the regional and global level? What opportunities does this create for outside investors?

  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, RDIF - Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russia
  • David Harding, Founder & CEO, Winton Group, UK
  • Vikram Limaye, Managing Director & CEO, National Stock Exchange, India
  • Boon Chye Loh, CEO, Singapore Exchange Limited, Singapore
  • Ralph Schlosstein, President & CEO, Evercore, USA
  • Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman & CEO, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, Singapore
15:30 – 16:15

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Broadcast

Digital currency: How will the convergence of money and data change global commerce?


Blockchain evangelists suggest that the distributed nature of the technology will catapult innovation and economic activity by creating entirely new business opportunities. The rise of cryptocurrencies and new innovations in mobile banking and digital payments has many asking if there is a future for cash. What new business models will emerge as money converges with data? What must business leaders do to move these disruptive new technologies and currencies toward standardization and integration? How can investors accelerate further development and capitalize on their full potential? And will a global ledger and predominant digital currency evolve for an increasingly interconnected world?

  • Jay Collins, Vice Chairman, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citigroup Inc., USA
  • Kanetsugu Mike, CEO, MUFG Bank, Japan
  • Charles Noyes, Investor, Paradigm, USA
  • Peter Smith, Co-Founder & CEO, Blockchain, Luxembourg
15:45 – 17:15

Plenary, KAICC

Summit

SUMMIT I: Immersive technology


Already, we attach ourselves to mobile devices, algorithms influence our decision-making, and machines beat us at our own games. By the 2020s, technological advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, nanotechnology, mixed reality, and quantum computing will enable us to live, work, and create in new and exciting ways. What extraordinary changes are coming next? What new companies will soon emerge? What political, ethical, and institutional frameworks are needed to mitigate the risks? When will humans and machines achieve the singularity? And how can we ensure that these changes will benefit society instead of destroying it?

AI Introduction

  • Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO, Roland Berger, Germany

Intelligent infrastructure

  • Simon Segars, CEO, ARM Holdings PLC, UK

Future of the cloud

  • Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud, USA

Reinventing societal infrastructure with technology

  • Vinod Khosla, CEO, Khosla Ventures, USA
17:15 – 17:30

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Frontier technologies


  • Masayoshi Son, Founder & CEO, Softbank, Japan

October 24

8:30 – 9:00

Main Entrance Hall, KAICC

Breaks

Welcome coffee break
9:00 –10:45

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Better business: How can global CEOs support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?


United Nations officials and global business leaders have found a common purpose in partnering on the SDGs – with CEOs aligning on the idea that solving environmental and social challenges is critical for long-term business objectives. How are the SDGs changing business strategies and operations across industries? What investments, initiatives, innovations, and technological advancements will mitigate environmental pressures and drive global food security? What new policies and cultural shifts are underlying the move to require that investments provide not only high returns but also significant social good? And what new frameworks are needed to drive further progress?

Technology advancement

  • Ajay Banga, CEO, Mastercard, USA

Inclusive economics

  • Ajay Banga, CEO, Mastercard, USA
  • David Bonderman, Chairman & Founding Partner, TPG Capital, USA
  • Ronald O’Hanley, President & COO, State Street Corporation, USA

Promoting SDGs

  • Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan

Sustainable business

  • Alex Dimitrief, President & CEO, GE Global, USA
  • Jean Lemierre, Chairman, BNP Paribas, France
  • Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman & CEO, EDF Group, France

Global food security

  • Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo, USA
  • Soren Schroder, CEO, Bunge Limited, USA
11:00 – 11:30

Main Entrance Hall, KAICC

Breaks

Networking break & transition
11:30 – 12:15

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Broadcast

Sky high: What will a new era of aerospace mean for business, commerce, and society?


Stable commodity prices, surging demand for passenger travel, and bold new technological innovations are contributing to strong growth and excitement within the aerospace industry. How will air travel change over the next five to ten years? How is the industry evolving to meet current and future demand? What infrastructure investments and regulatory changes are necessary to ensure continued growth and innovation? What specific technological leaps are coming soon? And what are the greatest investment
opportunities in the aerospace sector?

  • Patrice Caine, Chairman & CEO, Thales Group, France
  • Dirk Hoke, CEO, Airbus Corp., Netherlands
  • Badr Al-Olama, Director of Aerospace Division, Mubadala, UAE
11:30 – 13:00

Ritz Carlton

Taskforce

Taskforces (in parallel)


Cities: Led by EY

Jeddah Room, Ritz Carlton

Cities are under tremendous pressure to deal with increasing urbanization and with responding to citizens’ needs. To improve quality of life, city officials have to understand how technology will affect manufacturing and labor-intensive models, as well as transforming the education systems to leverage digital delivery methods and equip the workforce with the skills of the future. In addition, mobility in cities is changing. With the increase in driverless vehicles, cities are re-examining the need for heavy infrastructure, such as roads and bridges. As more people use technology to work from home, even commercial real estate development plans are coming under scrutiny. Finally, energy and water, two key components of city life, are also being transformed. Giant batteries storing renewable energy may help solve the world’s energy shortage, while cheaper desalination technology may allow agriculture on arid land areas.

  • Max Gerbut, CEO, PassivDom, USA
  • Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Joint Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa, Mizuho Bank, Japan
  • Amanda Clack, Head of Strategy Perspective, CBRE, USA
  • Catherine McGuiness, Chairman of Policy and Resources, City of London Corporation, UK

Ethics: Led by Deloitte

Jizan Room, Ritz Carlton

The dynamics and dimensions of a digital economy make the role and treatment of ethics fundamental to its long-term success. Ethical considerations must be central to the thinking of regulators and investors to maintain an innovative edge while simultaneously protecting the interests of all stakeholders. Codified or embedded systems of ethics provide clarity and control but, in an emerging sector, require counterbalancing with the need for flexibility. Likewise, the role of self-policed codes of ethical conduct can have a role in environments where the preemptive fielding of potential issues is demanding but must map to a unified cultural context.

  • Shihana Alazzaz, General Counsel, Public Investment Fund, KSA
  • Seth Bannon, Co-founder, Fifty years, USA
  • John Miller, CEO, Cali Group, USA
  • Prakash Mehta, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LPP, USA

Explore: Led by Oliver Wyman

Dammam Room, Ritz Carlton

Global tourism growth is increasing, with the rise of middle class and high net worth communities around the world contributing to the momentum. Meanwhile, millennials everywhere are redefining expectations around travel and popularizing new destinations. Millennial travelers are spending less – seeking more memorable, “like a local” experiences. And although travelers from the emerging middle classes have traditionally sought out world-class cities and luxury shopping opportunities, they too are increasingly gravitating toward alternative, transformative experiences. Across the globe, these trends are creating new challenges but also presenting unique opportunities for differentiation, development, and investment.

  • Jeremy Jauncey, CEO, Beautiful Destinations, USA
  • Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio De Clunieres Di Balsorano, Executive Chairman, SilverSea Cruise Holding, Monaco
  • John Pagano, CEO, Red Sea Development Company, KSA

Intelligence: Led by Boston Consulting Group

Riyadh Room, Ritz Carlton

Fueled by an avalanche of structured and unstructured data, AI has become a significant force in business and is driving advancements in everything from fraud detection, personalization, and decision-making to supply chain and production optimization. It is the foundational technology in smart products and self-driving vehicles. Companies can gain a competitive advantage by not only harnessing data efficiently but from understanding the nuances of how machines solve problems differently from humans – and successfully managing the interplay of data and algorithms.

  • Bill Gossman, CEO, HealthTap, USA
  • Haitong Wang, CFO, Megvii, China
13:00 – 14:00

Ritz Carlton

Breaks

Lunch
14:30 – 15:00

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Winning games: How will the business of sport turbocharge economies and inspire new generations?


Sport is already a multi-hundred billion dollar industry and growing fast. As with many other industries, it is being disrupted by technology, demographics, and cultural shifts. Franchise owners are rethinking business models, driving innovation across multiple channels, and dazzling audiences with creative sponsorship and multimedia deals. From football to golf, car racing to interactive video games, what trends are driving the future of sport? How are CEOs transforming the industry? What public policies are enabling sport to flourish around the world? And how can global investors participate in creating a thriving global sports industry and make money along the way?

  • Avram Glazer, Chairman, Manchester United, UK
  • Steve Pagliuca, Co-chairman, Bain Capital, USA
  • HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, Deputy of Planning & Development,General Sport Authority & President, Mass Participation Federation, SaudiArabian Olympic Committee, KSA
15:45 – 16:00

Plenary, KAICC

Summit

SUMMIT II: Frontiers of health


Breakthrough scientific and technological innovations are transforming health and medicine at a dizzying pace. Artificial intelligence can already diagnose and prescribe medicine with greater accuracy than humans, brain-computer models are reimagining prosthetics, and quantum computers and gene-editing technologies are driving personalized drug delivery. How will tomorrow’s advancements further impact longevity and quality of life? With vastly different protocols and regulations globally, is there a way forward for standardization? How can investors finance the most high-impact innovations? And what are the consequences of technologies that fundamentally change our underlying biology?

Surprising Medicine

  • Dr. Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University, USA

Digital health systems

  • Norbert Hültenschmidt, Global Head of Healthcare, Bain & Company, Switzerland
  • Dr. Bernd Montag, CEO, Siemens Healthineers, Germany
  • Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder, Babylon Health, UK

Investing in healthcare

  • Jim Breyer, Founder & CEO, Breyer Capital, USA
  • Nick Moakes, CIO, Wellcome Trust, UK

Nutrition and wellness

  • Matthew Barnard, CEO, Plenty, USA
14:30 – 15:15

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Plenary

Economic outlook: Can we predict the future of global capital markets?


How will the global capital markets look in 2020 and beyond? Will over-regulation and the fall of traditional financial centers limit growth? Or will the capital markets reach more balance as the shock of the financial and sovereign debt crises fades and business leaders and policymakers seek stability during a time of greater geopolitical uncertainty? As the landscape of financial institutions shift in reaction to greater innovation, organizational change, new public policy, and greater concentrations of wealth, how do investors intelligently navigate the global capital markets - now and in the future?

  • H.E. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Governor, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, KSA
  • Makram Azar, Global Vice Chairman of Investment, Barclays Capital, UK
  • Joshua Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO, Canyon Partners LLC, USA
  • Thomas Lembong, Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia
  • Shujun Li, Founder & Managing Partner, Trustbridge Partners, China
15:15 – 16:00

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Plenary

Public v. private : Will private equity or public markets win the future?


Global private equity fundraising hit record levels in 2017 and 2018 is on-track to surpass it. The size of PE funds is hitting record levels too – resulting in the rise of megafunds. Simultaneously, low yields and the loosening of risk protections increases the role PE plays in the global financial markets. With unsurpassed levels of capital on-hand, how are these firms managing to build pipeline and close deals? With this cash influx raising valuations across the board, what sectors will continue generating top-line growth? Is the role of private equity mega funds in the financial markets a short- or long-term trend?

  • Joseph Y. Bae, Co-President & COO, KKR, USA
  • Charles Dallara, Partner & Chairman of the Americas, Partners Group, Switzerland
  • Joseph Landy, Co-CEO, Warburg Pincus, USA
  • Virginie Morgon, CEO, Eurazeo, France
16:00 – 16:45

Plenary, KAICC

plenary

The global continent: How will economic transformation across Africa drive intenational growth and investment?


Many of the economies of Africa are in the midst of significant structural transformation, including high-speed economic growth, diversification, and geopolitical reforms. At the same time, the growth of Africa is now deeply connected to the transformations of the global economy. As the continent’s business and policy leaders, along with multilateral institutions, develop a clear roadmap for widespread social, economic, and technological development across the continent, what are the new opportunities and challenges for global investors? What specific countries will emerge as the economic winners? What other economies around the world will see the most benefit from the next wave of growth in Africa?



16:45 – 17:30

Plenary, KAICC

plenary

Epic rise: How will visionary leadership transform the Arab world into a global economic powerhouse?


Economic activity is surging across the Middle East. Bold new development plans are in underway, as are strategic reforms across business, government and society. As the region establishes itself as the nexus of the world’s most exciting emerging economies, regional players have become the new champions of innovation, sustainability, and global growth. What high-level strategies are needed to accelerate the pace of change? How can inter-regional collaboration drive these changes forward? What do regional businesses and governments need from global investors to reach these ambitious goals? And what specific initiatives are likely to turbocharge growth in the region over the next 12 years?


October 25

8:30 – 9:00

Main Entrance Hall, KAICC

Breaks

Welcome coffee break
9:00 – 9:15

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Presentation: NEOM


  • Nadhmi Al Nasr, CEO, NEOM, KSA
9:15 – 9:30

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Presentation: Red Sea


  • John Pagano, CEO, The Red Sea Development Company, KSA
9:30 – 9:45

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Presentation: Qiddiya


  • Michael Reininger, CEO, Qiddiya Investment Company, KSA
10:00 – 10:45

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Matters of state: How is global leadership changing in an era of rapid transformation?


As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prepares to host the G20 Summit in 2020, leaders are focused on the social, economic, and technological changes that are causing widespread transformations to the global economy and disrupting the global order in both the developed and developing worlds. What new frameworks are today’s most innovative heads of state using to manage in this era of rapid transformation? What new policies can tackle urgent global challenges? And what are the opportunities for partnerships across developed and developing economies to promote large-scale global progress and prosperity?

  • H.E. Wopke Hoekstra, Minister of Finance, Netherlands
  • H.E. Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, KSA
  • H.E. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance, France
  • General David H. Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute, USA
10:45 – 11:30

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Market forces: Which economic model for privatization will prevail?


Market-based capitalism is flourishing across the world, but new twists are emerging and gaining momentum. There are now successful 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 frameworks continue to emerge — or will one clear model win out? What are the implications for the global economy?

  • H.E. Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, Minister of Economy, KSA
  • Bassem Awadallah, CEO, Tomoh Advisory, UAE
  • Darren Davis, Acting CEO, Ma’aden, KSA
  • Michael Klein, CEO & Managing Partner, M. Klein & Company, USA
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Senior Advisor, Lazard, USA
  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, RDIF - Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russa
11:30 – 12:00

Main Entrance Hall, KAICC

Breaks

Networking break & transition
12:00 – 13:30

Plenary, Ritz Carlton

Partner-Summit

A special summit hosted by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute


12:00 – 13:30

Ritz Carlton

Taskforce

Taskforces (in parallel)


Energy: Led by McKinsey & Company

Jeddah Room, Ritz Carlton

Major shifts are expected in the global energy landscape driven by innovative technologies with a potential to be deployed at scale. The cost decline in renewables is expected to accelerate further, outcompeting new fossil-fuel capacity today and existing capacity in 5-10 years. Electricity demand is growing four times faster than the other fuels driven by electrification of transport. Hydrogen could soon provide up to 18 percent of energy demand. Carbon capture and storage could extend the use of hydrocarbon resources. These significant shifts in the energy sector require new regulations, financial models, and human capital structures around the world.

  • Mohammad A. Abunayyan, Chairman, ACWA, KSA
  • Seifi Ghasemi, CEO, Air Product, USA
  • Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter, CTO, Aramco, KSA
  • Adewale Tinubu, CEO, Oando, Nigeria
  • Kola Karim, CEO & Managing Director, Shoreline Energy International Ltd., Nigeria

Life: Led by PwC-Strategy&

Jizan Room, Ritz Carlton

Breakthrough healthcare technologies are already offering exciting opportunities in preventative care and therapies as well as in healthcare delivery overall. These innovations open doors for unique opportunities for investors interested in participating in this booming sector, but they also bring along some important challenges. How is personalized medicine affecting the future of healthcare delivery? And what is the role of new technologies and medical devices in wellness, prevention and care?

  • Anuradha Acharaya, CEO, Mapmygenome, India
  • Daniel Almonacid, VP of R&D, uBiome, USA
  • Isaac Castro, CEO, Emerge, USA
  • Dr. Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medecine & Neuroscience, Singularity University, USA
  • Peter Ohnemus, Founder,Chairman & CEO, Dacadoo, Switzerland
  • Ayman Tamer, Chairman & Partner, Tamer Group, KSA

Play: Led by EY

Riyadh Room, Ritz Carlton

Human expectations are higher than ever for what entertainment experiences can truly deliver. From integrating new wearable, mobile, and virtual reality technologies to removing friction from the experience to anticipating consumer needs, the world of entertainment is transforming rapidly across the physical and digital divide. What are the most compelling entertainment experiences that are being created today? How can these innovations stimulate new growth opportunities in emerging markets? And what large-scale technology trends forecast the future of entertainment over the next 5-10 years?

  • David Eun, Chief innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics, South Korea
  • David McKillips, President, Six Flags International, USA
  • Michael Reininger, CEO, Qiddiya Investment Company, KSA

Talent: Led by Deloitte

Dammam Room, Ritz Carlton

History shows that the effect of systemic innovation and changes in the workplace through technological disruption is never uniform or binary. But there are always winners and losers. While the creation of new jobs and value is generally considered to exceed role redundancy, for those unable to adapt there is risk of exclusion and, for the global economy, the loss of talent and resource. With digitally-driven economies, the effect of this bifurcation is exacerbated. In such environments, systems that augment human efficacy without causing human substitution will become fundamental development tools for governments, educators, and industry.

  • Roni Bahar, Vice Chairman, Wework, USA
  • Cindy Mi, Founder & CEO, VipKid, China
  • Darren Davis, Acting CEO, Ma’aden, KSA
  • Peggy Johnson, EVP Business Development, Microsoft, USA
13:30 – 14:30

Ritz Carlton

Breaks

Lunch
14:45 – 15:30

Plenary, KAICC

Plenary

Funding Visionaries: How will mega investment in frontier technologies shape the industries of the future?


The unprecedented size of the Softbank Vision Fund marks a fundamental shift in global technology investment. By enabling access to new levels of capital, the Vision Fund and others like it are driving opportunity in underserved markets, reimagining the relationship between investors and entrepreneurs, and accelerating the pace of innovation. How are mega funds fostering collaboration across myriad portfolio companies, creating new industry champions, and rewriting the tech-investment playbook? And what are the long-term consequences of providing patient capital to disruptors enabling them to scale faster than ever before?

  • Ritesh Argawal, CEO, OYO Rooms, India
  • Michael Marks, CEO, Katerra, USA
  • Rajeev Misra, CEO Softbank Vision Fund, Softbank Group, Japan
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm, India
15:30 – 17:15

Plenary, KAICC

Summit

SUMMIT III: Urban future


Urban centers are increasingly functioning as laboratories for innovative new technologies and intelligent infrastructure. Visionary designers and engineers are re-imagining transport for the twenty-second century. The continuous march toward urbanization is creating an ever-increasing rise of megacities. And large-scale “giga-projects” are redefining the entire urban landscape. As these innovations, advancements, and ambitious projects reshape modern life for millions of people, what policies and partnerships are necessary to ensure that tomorrow’s cities advance health, equality and human potential? How can urban development amplify its potential to incubate world-changing technologies? And what global investments are required to drive these developments forward?

Brief history of the future

  • Jacques Attali, Futurologist and President, Positive Planet Foundation, France

Urban immersion

  • Nadhmi Al Nasr, CEO, NEOM, KSA
  • John Gaeta, SVP Creative Strategy, Magic Leap, USA

Digital nations

  • H.E. Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, KSA
  • Mohamed Alabbar, Founder & Chairman, Emaar Properties, UAE
  • Nasser Sulaiman A. Al Nasser, CEO, STC Group, KSA

Citizen robots

  • Marc Raibert, CEO, Boston Dynamics, USA
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Plenary

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