• Confirmed speakers include C-suite executives and Chairmen of global entities
  • Diverse expertise from industry sectors across China, Japan, India, Europe, the USA and the Middle East

Riyadh, 27 September 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.

Focusing on the three core themes of Investing in Transformation, Technology as Opportunity and Advancing Human Potential, FII speakers will explore a number of subjects, including how leaders from business and government can develop a collective vision for the future, how venture capital is changing the future of innovation, and how immersive technology is changing the way we live, work and create.

FII is a global platform focused on identifying future trends and opportunities, defining the future of industries and discussing how investment can contribute to overall global prosperity and development. FII speakers will shed light on the most pertinent trends shaping the global investment landscape.

Speakers from all around the world include:

  • David Bonderman, Chairman & Founding Partner, TPG Capital
  • Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase
  • Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock, Inc.
  • John M. Flint, Executive Director & Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings PLC
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Christine Lagarde, President, IMF
  • Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman & CEO, Sinovation Ventures
  • Tong Li, CEO, Bank of China International
  • Rob Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop One
  • Jean Lemierre, Chairman, BNP Paribas
  • Kanetsugu Mike, President & CEO, MUFG Bank LTD
  • Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Rajeev Misra, CEO Softbank Vision Fund, SB Investment Advisers
  • Secretary Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • Lubna S. Olayan, CEO & Deputy Chairperson, Olayan Financing Company
  • General David Petraeus, Chairman, KKR
  • Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman & CEO, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd
  • Stephen Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone

Commenting on the announcement, Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase, said: “I am looking forward to attending the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh to discuss innovation in technology and what it means to all of us. Overall, technology is the greatest thing that has ever happened to mankind. Artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning are helping JPMorgan Chase reduce risk and fraud, upgrade service, improve underwriting and enhance marketing across the firm. We know technology has been a great force, and for the benefit of all of us, that force should not be left unleashed.”

 “Political, economic and technological changes pose individual challenges for all businesses and governments, but the most intractable problems require a truly global response,” said John M. Flint, Executive Director & Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings PLC. “The public and private sectors have no choice but to work together to maximise the benefits of human ingenuity while managing its disruptive impacts. Sharing ideas and sharpening our focus on the problems we have in common are essential steps towards building a sustainable economy for all.”

Rajeev Misra, CEO, Softbank Vision Fund, SB Investment Advisers said: “FII is a unique event that brings together visionaries across business, government and technology who are collectively shaping the future of global investment. We share a common ambition to create an ecosystem that harnesses the world's most transformative technologies, to the benefit of humanity. Through the Vision Fund, we are striving to bring many of these businesses to the Middle East which we believe will support innovation, job creation and unlock new economic opportunities. We look forward to sharing our insights with the FII community.”

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