DIFC To Host Second Edition Of Global Financial Forum In March
Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, has announced that the second edition of its Global Financial Forum, GFF, will be held on 11th March, 2019, in Dubai.
The forum will be held under the theme, ‘Unlocking Opportunities in a Changing World’, in partnership with the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations.
Through this partnership, the forum will convene decision makers and opinion leaders from the international finance and business community to discuss the impact of the shifting dynamics of world trade and capital flows, and the growing influence of sustainability in reshaping the outlook of the global economy.
Commenting on the announcement, Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, said, “The Middle East, Africa and South Asia, MEASA, region is fast becoming one of the world’s leading investment destinations, with an important role to play in the global economic trends of the future. The GFF is a unique opportunity for the financial services industry to engage and discuss the shifting dynamics. This industry-leading event reinforces Dubai’s role as a regional financial hub with a highly integrated financial system. We are committed to continue playing an active role in supporting the UAE’s national priorities, guided by the vision and efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
Through keynote sessions and panel discussions, the forum will explore topics such as opportunities and challenges in the economies of the MEASA region; the future of Islamic finance; the rewards of financial inclusion; FinTech and innovation in financial services; and deep dive looks at the growing markets of Dubai, India and China. The one-day programme will include insights and analysis from a highly selective group of invited experts and leaders across multiple sectors, including economics, financial regulation and technology.
The industry experts will explore opportunities and challenges in a world adapting to rapid technological advances; the emergence of new forces in competition and regulation and their impact on business models; the growing opportunities for Dubai across the Chinese One Belt, One Road Initiative; and the significant role India plays as a strategic access point to global trade in the region.
Those discussions will be followed by thematic sessions around the importance of the development of new structures and mechanisms that minimise risk and the impact of millennials on the digitisation of wealth management in succession plans.
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