Qatar Economic Forum Explores Investments, AI, and Future of Education

  • Publish date: Thursday، 25 May 2023
Qatar Economic Forum Explores Investments, AI, and Future of Education

The third ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’ opened yesterday, under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar. More than 1,000 global business leaders are convening in Doha to offer fresh and unique perspectives on the issues driving global boardroom conversations, through the lens of the Middle East.

Highlights from the Day 2 sessions include:

Highlights from Session Four

  • In Conversation With Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina: H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh [video link]
  • In Conversation With Prime Minister Garibashvili: H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia [video link]
  • In Conversation With President Akufo-Addo: H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana [video link]
  • Return of the Multipolar World: General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.), Partner, KKR; Chairman, KKR Global Institute [video link]
  • What’s Next for Inflation? H.E. Sheikh Bandar bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank; Chairman, Qatar Investment Authority; Nouriel Roubini, Professor Emeritus of Economics & International Business, New York University's Stern School of Business [video link]
  • Maximizing the Gulf’s Global Competitiveness: H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Finance, State of Qatar; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund [video link]
  • The Business of Sports: K. Don Cornwell, Co-Founder & CEO, Dynasty Equity; Stephen Pagliuca, Senior Advisor, Bain Capital Private Equity; Managing General Partner & Co-Owner, Boston Celtics; Chatri Sityodtong, Founder, Chairman & CEO, ONE Championship [video link]

Highlights from Session Five

  • Carbon Markets & Inflation: Address from Emma Coker, Head of Carbon Research, BloombergNEF [video link]
  • A New Chapter of Global Capitalism: Elham Mahfouz, CEO, Commercial Bank of Kuwait; Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard; Jahja Setiaatmadja, President Director, Bank Central Asia [video link]
  • Tourism Finally Opening Up: Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO, Accor Group; Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO, Capital A; William Ellwood Heinecke, Founder & Chairman, Minor International [video link]
  • The World of Art & Luxury: Charles F. Stewart, CEO, Sotheby's [video link]
  • The Future of Storytelling: Joana Vicente, CEO, Sundance Institute [video link]
  • In Conversation With Stephen A. Schwarzman: Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone (live virtual) [video link]

Highlights from Session Six

  • In Conversation With President Abdo Benítez: H.E. Mario Abdo Benítez, President of the Republic of Paraguay [video link]
  • Technology Investing in Uncertain Times: Pierpaolo Barbieri, Founder & CEO, Ualá; Marcelo Claure, Founder & CEO, Claure Group; Jack Selby, Managing Director, Thiel Capital [video link]
  • Artificial Intelligence in Real Life: H.E. Abdulaziz bin Nasser bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa, President, Civil Service & Government Development Bureau, State of Qatar; Hande Çilingir, Co-Founder & CEO, Insider; Sachin Dev Duggal, Chief Wizard & Co-Founder, Builder.ai; Raj Ganguly, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, B Capital [video link]
  • Harnessing the Power of Blockchain: Ola Doudin, Co-Founder & CEO, BitOasis; Yat Siu, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Animoca Brands [video link]
  • The Future of Education: Divya Golkunath, Co-Founder & Teacher, BYJU's; Byju Raveendran, CEO & Founder, BYJU's [video link]

Day 3 of the ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’ will begin at 8:30 AM local Doha time (UTC +3) on Thursday, May 25. For the latest updates on the speaker line-up and the agenda, visit: Qatar Economic Forum | Agenda (qef2023.com)

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