Abu Dhabi Financial Week consolidates capital’s position as a global financial center

Abu Dhabi Financial Week, which will take place from 14 to 18 November, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is receiving wide regional and global attention, consolidating the capital's position as a global financial center.

Abu Dhabi Financial Week, which will take place from 14 to 18 November, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is receiving wide regional and global attention, consolidating the capital’s position as a global financial center.

Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Muhairi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority, told Emirates News Agency (WAM): “The Abu Dhabi Financial Week comes after the great success of the Abu Dhabi Fintech Festival, which is one of the most prominent forums that the Abu Dhabi Global Market presented to the region and the world over the years. past”, noting that the first edition of “Abu Dhabi Financial Week” is receiving wide global attention, in addition to attracting a large number of partners and sponsors from within Abu Dhabi and around the world.

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Al Muhairi added that the Abu Dhabi Financial Week constitutes a leading platform on which a group of global financial market leaders gather to participate, dialogue and discuss ways of cooperation in various issues related to the transformations of the financial sector, in addition to its role in consolidating the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a leading global financial center, after the emirate succeeded in confirming Its pivotal role in the global financial community, which confirms the thriving investment scene in the emirate, which is quickly leading us towards recognition as one of the most prominent capitals of finance and business in the world.

He pointed out that the event will witness the participation of more than 300 investment experts from 30 countries who manage assets amounting to about $14 trillion, in addition to global financial market leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, who will participate in in-depth dialogues on the burgeoning finance sector in the Middle East. Middle East and North Africa, and the latest sector trends and developments involving financial markets and global banking.

He explained that the event attracted more than 50 official partners, including “Mubadala”, “ADNOC”, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the First Abu Dhabi Bank and the Community Contributions Authority – together, in addition to the Abu Dhabi Investment Office as a partner for foreign direct investment and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi as a destination partner. Al Muthla and Etihad Airways, the official air carrier of the event, pointed out that this large gathering of partners would play a major role in advancing Abu Dhabi’s economic agenda through the strategic Abu Dhabi Financial Week platform, thus contributing to the consolidation of the emirate’s position as a global financial center.

Al Muhairi indicated that the week’s program includes many specialized events that bring together global financial market leaders with diverse knowledge and experiences to discuss a number of pivotal topics, including financial technology and innovation in the financial sector, projects and startups, project finance and investments, asset management and capital markets. In addition to dialogue sessions on environmental and societal issues, and the economic and regulatory policies being applied at the international level.

The Abu Dhabi Financial Week program includes holding 12 specialized events that bring together global financial market leaders with diverse knowledge and experiences to discuss a number of pivotal topics, including financial technology and innovation in the financial sector, projects and start-ups, project finance and investments, asset management and capital markets. ..in addition to dialogue sessions on environmental and societal issues, and the economic and regulatory policies being applied at the international level.

The activities of the “Abu Dhabi Financial Week” will include the establishment of the “Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival” in its new form, which will witness the return of many speakers who have previously participated in the previous sessions of this festival, including; John Collison, who succeeded in founding a startup worth $95 billion, and Jeff Sprecher, President of the New York Stock Exchange and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stripe, along with a group of senior CEOs of a number of global banks, among others.

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Other notable events will be held as part of the Abu Dhabi Financial Week, including; The Abu Dhabi Cryptocurrency Forum, the Startup Camp, and the sustainability symposium entitled RACE, which focuses on the topics of regulations, awareness, cooperation, and the overall system, in addition to the “Abu Dhabi Assets” forum, which will host nearly 300 investors from more than thirty countries, owning Combined, more than $4 billion in assets under management.

The Abu Dhabi Global Market supports the “Abu Dhabi Financial Week 2022” in cooperation with a number of major economic entities and government agencies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as this event comes as another important step towards enhancing the contribution of the Abu Dhabi Global Market in upgrading the capabilities of the financial sector inside and outside the country.

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