Dubai's DIFC to host global financial forum in 2019

Global Financial Forum will be held under the theme of Unlocking Opportunities in a Changing World, in partnership with the Financial Times
By Sam Bridge
Fri 13 Jul 2018 12:09 AM

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that the second edition of the Global Financial Forum (GFF) will return to Dubai on March 11, 2019.

The 2019 Forum will be held under the theme of Unlocking Opportunities in a Changing World, in partnership with the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations.

Through this partnership, the forum will convene decision makers and opinion leaders from the international finance and business community to discuss the impact of the shifting dynamics of world trade and capital flows, and the growing influence of sustainability in reshaping the outlook of the global economy.

Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, said: “The MEASA region is fast becoming one of the world’s leading investment destinations, with an important role to play in the global economic trends of the future.

"The Global Financial Forum is a unique opportunity for the financial services industry to engage and discuss the shifting dynamics. This industry-leading event reinforces Dubai’s role as a regional financial hub with a highly integrated financial system.

"We are committed to continue playing an active role in supporting the UAE’s national priorities, guided by the vision and efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and the Ruler of Dubai.”

Through keynote sessions and panel discussions, the Global Financial Forum 2019 will explore topics such as opportunities and challenges in the economies of the MEASA region; the future of Islamic finance; the rewards of financial inclusion; FinTech and innovation in financial services; and deep dive looks at the growing markets of Dubai, India and China.

The one-day programme will also include insights and analysis from a highly selective group of invited experts and leaders across multiple sectors, including economics, financial regulation and technology.

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Last Updated: Fri 13 Jul 2018 12:29 AM GST

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