Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

8:00 to 9:45


10:00 to 11:00

Global Leaders Debate – Investing for the Future: Shaping Global Investment Strategies

Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows slid by 13% in 2018, to US$1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion the previous year – the third consecutive annual decline, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019.

We are witnessing a global slowdown of the economy, with many countries being more conservative and restricting the inflow or the outflow of FDI. The Geopolitics is hampering the growth of FDI. Globalisation is running out of stem, and a new term is being coined called “Slowbalisation”.

The Global Leaders Debate will discuss the future investment trend and how is it impacting FDI, SMEs, Startups and Future Cities.

The high-level panel will convene heads of state, academia, heads of international institutions, leaders from multinational organisations, leading unicorns and investors from developing and mature economies.

11:00 to 12:00

Interview with Industry Leader

Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall

12:00 to 12:30

Opening Ceremony

Venue: Sheikh Rashid Hall

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch & Networking Break

15:00 to 16:00

FC Pillar Session 1 – The fusion of 5G, AI and IoT

Venue: Al Multaqua Ballroom

- Applying AI application to 5G networks to streamline and customise services and increase a provider’s return on investment.

- Enabling Intelligent connectivity: 5G, AI and IoT accelerates technological development and enable new disruptive digital service. And how does intelligent connectivity play a significant role in critical sectors like

- Transportation, healthcare, education, Industrial & Manufacturing operations etc.

- How is 5G going to change the world?

16:00 to 17:00

FC Pillar Session 2 – Cybersecurity in Future Cities

Venue: Al Multaqua Ballroom

In early 2019, nearly 2.5 billion records had been leaked due to data breaches. According to a study by IBM, it was discovered that the average cost of a data breach in 2018 was over $3.8 million, with the average price of a stolen or misplaced record being around $148.

- With Cybersecurity on the rise, how does blockchain provide solutions to secure storage of consumer data?

- Will blockchain technology eliminate human error?

- Blockchain Co-existing with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

10:00 to 11:00

FC Pillar Session 3 – Smart Cities and the need for Smart Mobility

Venue: Breakout Room 1

According to the United Nations ‘World Urbanisation Prospects’ report published in 2014, 75% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by the year 2050. Currently, 54% of the global population is located in cities. Between now and 2020, the global urban population is expected to jump by about 1.84% per year.

- Population boom and urbanisations puts a lot of strain on resources & calls for smart cities with meticulously urban design to promote efficiency, eco-friendly and sustainability.

- Building smart cities with safety and intelligent mobility.

- How will future mobility impact the residents of tomorrow's smart cities?

- Traffic Management: Top priority for many smart cities

- How can ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) evolve the transport system?

11:00 to 12:00

FC Pillar Session 4 – Green Economy: Contribution of Women, Youth and Technology

Venue: Breakout Room 1

- Role of women in the green economy, and why gender equality is essential for developing a green economy

- Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the field of sustainability.

- Encouraging Youth to become successful entrepreneurs and their contribution towards the green economy

- Technology is a key to a green economy but does it solve all the problems of sustainability?

13:00 to 14:00

Lunch Break

14:30 to 15:30

FC Pillar Session 5 – Smart Cities & Smart Infrastructure: the future of urban development

Venue: Breakout Room 2

- What is smart infrastructure, and what are its benefits?

- How modern technology is transforming urban development

- Transforming traditional cities to smart cities and their challenges.

- Identifying solutions to combat security issues

- Building the trust of smart city citizens

15:30 to 16:30

FC Pillar Session 6 - Global Transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Venue: Breakout Room 2

- Combination of electrification and increased use of renewable energy could be a vital key in achieving climate goals by 2050

- Solar is the key to achieve 100% renewable energy and creates more jobs as well

- How will small/large scale enterprises contribute to achieving clean energy?

- Electrification of transportation – the rise of electric vehicles. How does the automotive future look?

- CO2 emission is on the rise like never before. What actions need to be taken before it’s too late.

11:00 to 12:00

FC Pillar Session 7 – What’s the future of Blockchain

Venue: Breakout Room 2

- How are corporates, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups inspiring the Blockchain industry?

- Forecast for future developments in Blockchain and foreseeable challenges

- Is Blockchain paving the way for new technology?

- Blockchain 5.0?

- Impact of Blockchain in the gaming industry

- Future developments of Blockchain and foreseeable challenges

- Virtual currency – Will governments adopt virtual currency?

- What will the next generation of blockchain technology resolve?

13:00 to 14:30

Lunch Break

15:30 to 16:30

FC Pillar Session 8 – Smart Cities: It’s all about IoT

Venue: Breakout Room 2

- Implementing IoT technologies in urban cities

- How can IoT solve critical urban issues?

- Accelerating Industry 4.0 with 5G.

- IoT & Big Data: Transforming smart cities

- Turning Smart city concept into a reality.

16:30 to 17:00

Awards Ceremony AIM SME, Start Up and Future Cities

Venue: Al Multaqua Ballroom