Future Investment Initiative

The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is an annual investment forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to discuss trends in the world economy and investment environment.wikipedia
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The Future Investment Initiative was announced in September 2017 by the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, in the context of the Saudi Vision 2030 program of economic and social reform.
The PIF annually organizes an investment forum, the Future Investment Initiative or "Davos in the Desert" in context of Saudi Vision 2030 in Riyadh.

World Economic Forum

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The World Economic Forum, which organises the annual conference held in Davos, Switzerland, has objected to the use of "Davos" in such contexts for any event not organised by them.
This particular statement was issued on 22 October 2018, a day before the opening of 2018 Future Investment Initiative (nicknamed "Davos in the desert") organised by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh

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The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is an annual investment forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to discuss trends in the world economy and investment environment. The first Future Investment Initiative event took place in Riyadh from October 24 to October 26, 2017, under the patronage of King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia

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The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is an annual investment forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to discuss trends in the world economy and investment environment.

Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia

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The Future Investment Initiative was announced in September 2017 by the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, in the context of the Saudi Vision 2030 program of economic and social reform. It is hosted by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF).

Neom

The first event was in October 2017 and featured the announcements of the launch of Neom, a proposed $500bn independent economic zone in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. Among the projects announced at the conference was Neom – a proposed $500bn economic zone covering 26,000 square kilometres in northwest Saudi Arabia, extending into Jordan and Egypt.

Salman of Saudi Arabia

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The first Future Investment Initiative event took place in Riyadh from October 24 to October 26, 2017, under the patronage of King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

International Monetary Fund

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

Christine Lagarde

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

BlackRock

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

Laurence D. Fink

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

Masayoshi Son

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

SoftBank Group

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Notable participants included the managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, and Japanese business magnate Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

Artificial intelligence

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Themes discussed included artificial intelligence, big data, cryptocurrencies and climate change.

Big data

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Themes discussed included artificial intelligence, big data, cryptocurrencies and climate change.

Cryptocurrency

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Themes discussed included artificial intelligence, big data, cryptocurrencies and climate change.

Climate change

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Themes discussed included artificial intelligence, big data, cryptocurrencies and climate change.

Mohammad bin Salman

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In an address to the conference, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said Saudi Arabia was returning to a more moderate form of Islam “open to all religions and to the world”.

Davos

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The World Economic Forum, which organises the annual conference held in Davos, Switzerland, has objected to the use of "Davos" in such contexts for any event not organised by them.

The Blackstone Group

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The Public Investment Fund also announced several major investments, including the finalisation of its participation in a $40 billion infrastructure fund set up with the US private equity firm Blackstone, and a memorandum of understanding to invest $1 billion in Virgin space companies.

Virgin Galactic

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The Public Investment Fund also announced several major investments, including the finalisation of its participation in a $40 billion infrastructure fund set up with the US private equity firm Blackstone, and a memorandum of understanding to invest $1 billion in Virgin space companies.

Jordan

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Among the projects announced at the conference was Neom – a proposed $500bn economic zone covering 26,000 square kilometres in northwest Saudi Arabia, extending into Jordan and Egypt.

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Among the projects announced at the conference was Neom – a proposed $500bn economic zone covering 26,000 square kilometres in northwest Saudi Arabia, extending into Jordan and Egypt.

Renewable energy

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The project aims to attract investment in sectors including renewable energy, biotechnology, robotics and advanced manufacturing.