ABU DHABI, 7th February, 2022 (WAM) — Investopia investment summit has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Deloitte Middle East for collaboration to enrich the Summit’s discussions and workshops.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two parties will jointly study significant economic areas such as investments in Artificial Intelligence, social and environmental sustainability and governance, promoting women’s participation in economic growth, and the role of government policy in driving economic recovery from the pandemic.
The MoU was signed by Abdullah Ahmad Al Saleh, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Economy; and Mutasem Dajani, CEO of Deloitte Middle East; in the presence of Abdulla bin Touq, Minister of Economy, along with senior officials from both sides.
Commenting on the partnership, the Minister of Economy said, “In the post-pandemic phase, the world is witnessing new investment dynamics while tackling issues of investments’ social and environmental impact. We, therefore, believe in the necessity to develop a global platform to bring together government officials, investors, start-ups/small medium-size enterprises, sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to lay down the foundations of building a responsible and sustainable future economy.”
He added, “Accordingly, we are working to establish qualitative partnerships to promote our efforts in enriching agendas and sessions that best serve the chief purpose of the Investopia Summit.”
Bin Touq further underlined the significance of public-private sector partnerships in establishing a prosperous, competitive, sustainable economy that lives up to the expectations of both governmental agendas and investors. He added that the latest partnership with Deloitte is one of the several vital partnerships the Summit will embark on during the upcoming phase.
Dajani, in turn, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy on the launch of Investopia, a unique platform to enhance global collaboration for the world’s business stakeholders and create prosperity for future generations. By using the strength and expertise of our global network, Deloitte will share knowledge and deep insights on economic growth and innovation to support start-ups and investors in the UAE.”
The UAE will organise and host the first edition of the Investopia summit on 28th March alongside Expo 2020 Dubai. It is one of the major strategic initiatives under the ‘Projects of the 50’ announced by the UAE Government last year.
The inaugural edition of the Summit will witness the participation of more than 50 intellectuals and industry experts as well as more than 300 government officials, institutional investors, startup and SME leaders, social entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to share ideas, create opportunities, and promote future investments all over the world.