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A BLUEPRINT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY

Hosted under the leadership of HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the annual Future Investment Initiative (FII) is a platform to drive expert-led debate, discussion, and partnerships among the world’s most visionary and influential leaders in business, government, and civil society. FII shapes the future of global investment through an immersive program featuring interactive conversations with global leaders, private meetings, curated roundtables, world-class entertainment, unparalleled CEO networking, and deep engagement with global media.

LATEST NEWS

Insight

Cities of Tomorrow: Are you ready for the challenge?

Cities are under tremendous pressure to deal with increasing urbanization and responding to citizens’ needs. To improve quality of life, city officials worldwide 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.

Insight

Reconstructing Jobs

Currently there is an underlying fear that we are witnessing the automation endgame, where work, workers and jobs will all be automated, where AI will take over almost all areas of human experience, and where the only human roles left will be the menial tasks of taking care of the machines that have replaced them.

27
Sep
2018

Press Release

OVER 100 GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND INNOVATORS CONFIRMED TO SPEAK AT FII 2018

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia has today unveiled more than 100 global investors, CEOs and disruptive innovators as speakers at the upcoming Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2018,  taking place in Riyadh from October 23rd – 25th.

29
Aug
2018

Press Release

PIF ANNOUNCES FII 2018 ADVISORY BOARD

FII 2018 advisory board comprised of eleven global executives with diverse insights and expertise Advisory board provides strategic guidance on the development of FII as a platform to help shape the future of global investment  

The Economist
27-Jul-2018

News

Saudi Arabia Plans for an AI Future

Saudi Arabia is seeking to be a global leader in the application of technology related to AI. This spans foreign investments by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and domestic initiatives by the government and private sector. Although there is a scope for significant cost savings and qualuty-of-life enhavements, the adverse impact on the job market could be ven more dramatic than in other countries. 

Construction Week
04-Jul-2018

News

Aramco Veteran Named CEO of Saudi Arabia's $500bn NEOM

A new chief executive officer has been named for Saudi Arabia's $500bn (SAR1.9tn) NEOM mega-city project amid a high-level shuffle under way in the organization. 


Shaping the Future of Global Investments

WHAT THEY SAID AT FII

“The specific problem for investors is that forecasting the impact of these changes on specific investments is very difficult. In the transportation sector, uncertainty due to technological change from autonomous vehicles ride-sharing, electric vehicles and “big data” more generally leads to a broader distribution of potential outcomes, which should lead to higher return requirements as compensation for this added risk. But in the market, we are seeing required returns moving in the opposite dir
Edwin Cass
Senior Managing Director and Global head, Real Assets Canada Pension Plan Investments Board
“It doesn’t matter how good someone may be at their job, their performance also needs to be measured in terms of human values”
Arianna Huffington
Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
“Young people have more support, are more talented, and they can do much more for themselves and the country”
Sarah Alsuhaimi
Chairperson, Tadawul. CEO, NCB Capital
“It is impossible to overstate the magnitude of what is going on [with regard to data and its analysis]… If you are our client, we know everything about you”
Tidjane Thiam
CEO, Credit Suisse
“When Yumi recently conducted an orchestra that included renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, it took only 17 hours for it to learn how to do this. Only 5 years ago, this would have taken 5-10 years of programming input”
Ulrich Spiesshofer
CEO, ABB Group.