Abu Dhabi to host 2nd Investopia annual conference in March 2023

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi will host the second Investopia annual conference from 1 to 2 March 2023 in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), under the theme ‘envisioning opportunities in times of change’.

Investopia 2023 will discuss the shifts in global investments amid developments that have created new economic concepts related to virtual reality, sustainable and green economy.

According to the statement, “The program will also discuss implications of investment priorities in vital sectors such as food technology, renewable energy, climate technology and the new technologies related to transport and logistics, and its investment opportunities in global markets.”

HE Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, underlined that the UAE has set an ambitious goal for the next 50 years to transition to a new development model that is more open to the world and based on advanced technologies, talents, creativity, and emerging ideas.

Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri
Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri
UAE Minister of Economy

“The challenges currently facing global economies have highlighted the strategic need to develop more solutions through new economic sectors capable of meeting the requirements of sustainable development and generating growth opportunities. Investopia annual conference, in its new edition next year, will address a new generation of investment opportunities in transport technology, climate, food, and energy, which have become a real bet for sustainable development and basic pillars of future economies. Investopia is one of the leading initiatives that support the national ambitions, provides a new space to promote global investment dialogue, and contribute to the launch of innovative ideas that create new and sustainable growth opportunities.”

HE Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of ADDED, said that “co-organizing the second edition of the Investopia conference is in line with our efforts to further build on the UAE’s reputation as a global investment hub, and cements Abu Dhabi’s position as an active and thriving and preferred business hotspot.”

“Abu Dhabi has nurtured a supportive business environment, unparalleled connectivity and infrastructure, and an entrepreneurial mindset that presents investors with growth opportunities.  We believe Investopia, which is one of the major strategic initiatives under the ‘Projects of the 50’, is the right platform to discuss current and future economic trends and ways to enhance our national economy’s competitiveness,” HE Al Shorafa concluded.

Investopia’s first annual conference, which took place during Expo Dubai 2020, successfully initiated strategic business dialogues across 12 vital economic sectors such as education, renewable energy, supply chain, logistics, space, agri-tech, and healthcare. The conference brought together more than 800 participants from 45 countries including government officials, institutional investors, startups and SME leaders, social entrepreneurs, and so on.

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