Economic experts to address globalisation, energy and new technology at Euromoney Emirates Conference

Key speakers and attendees, include 35 leading finance and investment experts from across the region and beyond, with more than 350 confirmed CEOs and high-level executives will gather in Sharjah next week for the Euromoney Emirates Conference to discuss Finance and Investment for an innovative economy.

Organised and co-hosted by the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) from 8th to 9th May 2017, the two-day Euromoney Emirates Conference will be held under the theme 'Finance and Investment for an Innovative Economy'. It will highlight the shifts in economic policy necessary to sustain investment growth, encourage innovation across industries, and enable financial institutions and SMEs to prepare for the future by adopting the most secure technology.

Representatives from leading financial institutions to discuss the next phases of development in the UAE, in particular Sharjah, in its efforts to become among the region’s top economies.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the conference will feature a number of welcome addresses presented by Younis Haji Alkhoori, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Finance, Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Richard Banks, Consulting Editor for the Euromoney Conference.

Mohammed Juma Al Musharrakh, Director of Invest in Sharjah Office, believes the line-up is reflective of the calibre of the conference and the progress of Sharjah on a regional and global investment stage.

"Euromoney is a world-renowned source of economic insight and a bellwether of market trends. Its conferences are seen as an essential extension of its core research and publications and are held in the nerve centres of regional economies worldwide. The fact they are coming to the United Arab Emirates for this year and have chosen Sharjah as the venue is indicative of the huge strides we have made and the interest that we have generated over recent years," he said.

With a mix of keynote presentations, on-stage interviews, panel discussions and workshops, the conference will address crucial topics related to an innovative economy and its mechanisms. At a time of fiscal uncertainty and global economic caution, this includes globalisation, energy markets and new technology, and the UAE will outline its intentions specifically with regards to the country’s aspirations, policies and strategies for an innovative economy.

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