October 29th | Plenary, KAICC

The next decade: How will a new era of economic ambition shape the global economy?

​​​​​​​​Why now? As the global economy enters a second decade since the financial crisis, business leaders, policymakers, and financial markets are exploring all the diverse ways to foster growth amidst heightened uncertainty – while economic optimists urge us to look past the headlines to long-term trends, to create new opportunities despite predictions of doom. Urgent questions? What strategic moves are businesses using to optimize positive outcomes? What partnerships across developed and developing economies will promote global ​prosperity? How are today’s leaders seizing on this new mindset of “optimism” to reshape the business landscape for the coming decade? Key takeaways? The ideas, innovations, technologies, and policies that will define what's next for global business.​​

Moderator: Nik Gowing, International Broadcast Journalist​

Part 1: View from the U.S. and Europe​

  • H.E. Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund​

  • Ray Dalio, Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates, United States 

  • Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc, United Kingdom​​​​​​​​

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group L.P., United States

  • John Waldron, President & COO, The Goldman Sachs Group, United States

Part 2: View from the Middle East and Asia

  • H.E. Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund​

  • H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO & Managing Director, Mubadala Investment Company, UAE

  • Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, India

  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russia Direct Investment Fund, Russia