Investopia Global Talks – UK

UAE-UK Financial Services: Partnering for the Future

UAE and UK strengthen financial ties with Investopia Global Talks in London, focusing on sustainable growth and cooperation in financial services

31 January 2024

In Partnership with

HSBC

About Investopia Global Talks – UK

The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom enjoy strong connections, close collaboration, and tight investment partnerships that go back several decades. Building on that relationship, the Ministry of Economy of the UAE and HM Treasury of the UK have jointly organized a special edition of Investopia Global Talks that took place on the 31 January 2024, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation. 

The one-day event themed ‘UAE-UK Financial Services: Partnering for the Future’ followed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Financial Services cooperation, between HM Treasury of the United Kingdom and the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, to promote collaboration and bilateral dialogues on financial services.

The London version of Investopia Global Talks convened key stakeholders from the financial markets in both countries to support several ongoing bilateral dialogues and explain what they mean to sustainable growth of the public and private sectors in both economies.

This Investopia Global Talk was an opportunity for business owners, investors, and innovators to connect and explore investment opportunities and ways of shaping the future of the financial services sector in the 21st century’s new economy.

Investopia is a UAE-based platform that connects the global investment community around future investment opportunities. It is an ecosystem that draws on the dynamic and imaginative spirit of the UAE but reaches far beyond. It is designed for those wishing to benefit from the UAE’s unique future-focused economy and its position as an investment hub for some of the fastest growing markets in the world.

Investopia was launched in 2021 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and H.E. Abdullah Bin Touq AlMarri, UAE Minister of Economy. In its 2nd edition in March 2023, Investopia hosted more than 2,500 participants from ~60 different countries and brought more than 300 C-suite executives, 180 founders and co-founder, and financial institutions representing more than $500 billion in assets under management together in a future-focused business environment. This comes in addition to its Global Talks series, which it has hosted in New York, Geneva, New Delhi, Mumbai, Cairo, Rabat, and Havana.

The talks will focus on 4 key areas:

UAE – UK Strategic Partnership for the Future

What are the current connections between UK and UAE markets and how can they been enhanced to support growth?

Fintech and Open Banking

How is innovation impacting the sector and what opportunities does this present for closer UK/UAE collaboration?

Green Growth: Unlocking Sustainability Opportunities

As markets transition to net zero, new products are being created to support climate commitments and generate clean growth

Role of Public & Private Markets in Supporting Economic Growth

What are the current connections between UK and UAE markets and how can they been enhanced to support growth?

The Program

🕘 8:30

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome Address

At the recent Investopia Global Talks in the UK, key figures from the UK and UAE financial sectors gathered to discuss the strengthening relationship between the two nations and their joint efforts towards sustainable economic growth.

MOU Signing Ceremonies

Investopia and the City Week Forum have entered into a partnership agreement on the sidelines of the event. This collaboration is to jointly organize the upcoming 3rd edition of Investopia (Investopia 2024) Summit in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on February 28 and 29, as well as the future edition of the City Week Forum.

🕘 10:15

UAE – UK Strategic Partnership for the Future in Supporting Economic Growth

This session centered on the strategic partnership between the UAE and the UK, highlighting the role of the UK Office for Investment and Mubadala Investment Company in fostering economic growth. The discussion revolved around the successful implementation of the SIP, the challenges encountered, and the optimistic outlook for future collaborations in various sectors, including technology and green energy. The session underscored the mutual benefits of this partnership and its potential to drive significant economic advancements in both countries.

🕘 10:45

Role of public and private markets in supporting economic growth: What are the current connections between UK and UAE markets and how can they been enhanced to support growth?

In this session, industry experts convened to explore the crucial role of public and private markets in bolstering economic growth. The discussion revolved around the current state of connections between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates markets and the strategies for further strengthening these ties to support growth.

🕘 11:15

Coffee Break

🕘 11:30

Fintech and Open Banking: How is innovation impacting the sector and what opportunities does this present for closer UK/UAE collaboration?

In this session, industry experts convened to explore the crucial role of public and private markets in bolstering economic growth. The discussion revolved around the current state of connections between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates markets and the strategies for further strengthening these ties to support growth.

Moderator

🕘 12:00

Green Growth: Unlocking sustainability opportunities for the financial services sector

This session focused on integrating sustainability into financial services, emphasizing the digitization of carbon credit markets, strategic financial commitments, and the importance of regulatory frameworks for ESG. Key discussions also covered the integration of climate risk into risk management, the need for improved data quality, and the role of collaboration and harmonization in advancing sustainable finance.

🕘 12:40

Closing

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