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Regional event ADFW to return under Welcome to the Capital of Capital theme

Regional event ADFW to return under Welcome to the Capital of Capital theme
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UAE – Mubasher: The third edition of Abu Dhabi Finance Week (ADFW) will take place on 9-12 December 2024 under the theme Welcome to the Capital of Capital, being the flagship financial event of the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Asia (MEASA).

The event is hosted by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and held under the patronage of Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council (ADEC), according to a press release.

This year’s event will examine how Abu Dhabi is leading the charge to contribute to the future prosperity of the Falcon Economy of Abu Dhabi in addition to exploring opportunities formed when monetary capital is combined with top-tier human capital, technological capabilities, and ground-breaking innovations that are emerging in science, technology, engineering, and creativity.

It is worth highlighting that the UAE capital’s tech sector has witnessed a significant evolution in recent years, driven by a surge in innovative startups, strategic investments in emerging technologies like AI and blockchain, and setting up tech-focused initiatives and ecosystems.

Therefore, Abu Dhabi is positioned as a regional hub for tech-driven innovation and entrepreneurship while attracting talent and investment on the global level.

Chairman of ADDED and ADGM, Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, said: “Abu Dhabi is rapidly emerging as a regional and international hub for finance, technology, education, hospitality, healthcare, tourism, trade, industry, artificial intelligence, and other types of key economic activity, aligned with a vision that is prioritising a diversified economy.”

Al Zaabi elaborated by saying: “Such impactful transformations, which stem from Abu Dhabi’s unique value proposition, foster a proactive mindset, a spirit of innovation and driven by some of the most capable and ambitious professionals.”

He concluded: “Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2024 will delve into these aspects, including the significant role of AI, which are contributing equally to positioning Abu Dhabi as the rising falcon economy and the Capital of Capital.”

In 2023, the ADFW witnessed more than 18,000 attendees from the financial industry, 39% of which represented an international audience. In addition, the event attracted above 3,500 business leaders, senior financial leaders from top global financial firms, industry experts, policymakers, regulators, investors, and bankers.