Global Conference 2018

As economic growth and political change continue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, many of those countries have been compelled to accelerate advancements that diversify away from hydrocarbons, boost the role of the private sector, and create jobs for rapidly growing labor forces. A clear road map that identifies and prioritizes the necessary reforms to support these developments is essential. But it all cannot be done at once, and change of this magnitude is a lengthy trial-and-error process. Financial policy, business, cultural, and government leaders from the region will examine the innovations modernizing their countries. What lessons can be learned from developing economies across the globe? Will the presence of art, and the infrastructure around it, attract tourism and catalyze the adjacent economic opportunities? And how will these nations meet the human capital demands from expanding non-oil industries?

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Moderator

Becky Anderson

Anchor and Managing Editor, CNN Abu Dhabi

Speakers

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America

Mohammed Alardhi

Executive Chairman, Investcorp

Adam Ereli

Former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain

Harold Ford Jr.

Former U.S. Representative, Tennessee


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