Future Investment Initiative 2018

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. October 23 - 25, 2018.

Deloitte will be a knowledge partner for the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2018. The conference will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from October 23 to 25, 2018.

The event will explore how investment can be used to drive growth opportunities, fuel innovation and shape future economies.

Hosted under the leadership of HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the second-annual FII will serve as a platform to drive expert-led debate, discussion, and partnerships among the world’s most visionary and influential leaders in business, government, and civil society. The FII will continue to shape the future of global investment through an immersive three-day program featuring interactive conversations with global leaders, private meetings, curated roundtables, world-class entertainment, unparalleled CEO networking, and deep engagement with global media.

Deloitte-led taskforces

Deloitte is leading two taskforces, Ethics and Talent, out of the twelve interdisciplinary workshops held by the knowledge partners to drive discussion on cross-industry trending global topics.

The taskforces are interactive workshops on trending topics that offer participants a deep dive into the subject area. They also offer insights into how the trends can be leveraged to create investment opportunities.

“The Public Investment Fund, through innovative platforms such as the FII and its programs of strategic investment, is establishing itself as one of the most impactful and thoughtful organisations of its kind. Deloitte shares this ambition and commitment and is delighted to be selected as a Knowledge Partner for the FII 2018.  The platform provides a unique opportunity to share insight and experiences around some of the themes that will shape our lives for years to come. We are pleased to be an active contributor in this stimulating and inspiring dialogue.”

David Sproul, Senior Partner and Chief Executive, Deloitte North West Europe


How the world’s most successful companies are advocating for social good among institutions and consumers.

In this new century, the core opportunity - and challenge - facing corporate managers, as well as those investing in their activities, is not just to harness new technology to develop and deliver attractive products and services in ways that generate a healthy profit. It is also to do so in ways that contribute to meaningful progress against the ethical obligations imposed by UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Daunting as it is, this obligation is made more difficult still -- in both practical and ethical terms -- by the very nature of the digital/AI technology on which such progress depends. For the first time in human history, that technology makes it possible to take human beings out of critical decision loops entirely. The ethical questions thus raised far outrun the settled wisdom embodied in yesterday's laws, regulations, and cultural practices.


Designing the future of work to be flexible, innovative, productive, creative and balanced.

History shows that the effect of systemic innovation and changes in the workplace through technological disruption is never uniform or binary. But there are always winners and losers. While the creation of new jobs and value is generally considered to exceed role redundancy, for those unable to adapt there is risk of exclusion and, for the global economy, the loss of talent and resource. With digitally-driven economies, the effect of this bifurcation is exacerbated. In such environments, systems that augment human efficacy without causing human substitution will become fundamental development tools for governments, educators, and industry.


Run of shows:

  1. Ethics - Ethical obligations of harnessing new technology 
    Sam Baker
  2. Talent - The Future of Work and talent implications in the age of artificial intelligence 
    David Sproul


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