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Kuwait: Towards a Digital Economy

Wednesday / Mar 08 2023 09:00 - 14:00 UTC+3

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Overview

Kuwait’s economy has swiftly overcome the challenges of the pandemic and set course toward a more sustainable and technologically advanced future. Both the private and public sectors are becoming increasingly digitalized, with renewable, cost, and energy-efficient solutions being implemented across the economy. The economy is led by a strong and effectively organized banking sector and the state is preparing its halls for foreign investors from around the world.

As we are witnessing a steady transition in many areas of the market, this event aims to explore the three major spheres in which the Kuwaiti economy is making progress. Through the facilitation of three discussion panels—on digital transformation, sustainable practices and developments, and entrepreneurial agility—we will observe the changes that have taken place within the country and offer attendees a chance to learn more about each aspect of these advancements.

The Business Year will use this event to bring together representatives of the private and public sectors to discuss their collaborative opportunities in advancing the country’s business developments. We will gather leaders, innovators, and investors under one roof and provide a space for these important topics to be contemplated, addressed, and built upon. We hope to put the Kuwaiti economy in the spotlight of the wider global business community.

The Business Year: Kuwait 2023 will be officially launched on this special occasion.

Speakers

HE Mazin Saad Ali Al-Nahedh

Minister of Commerce and Industry & Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology

HE Basel Ahmad Al-Haroon

Governor, Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK)

Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

Director General, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)

Abdulwahab Issa Al-Rushood

Acting Group CEO, Kuwait Finance House

Sheikh Ahmad Al Duaij Al Sabah

Chairman, Kuwait Banking Association

Abdulla AlSenan

Vice President, Insurance Regulatory Unit (IRU)

Dakhil Al Dakhil

CEO, Rasameel

Ali Al-Fulaij

COO, Rasameel

Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani

Chairman & CEO, Floward

Khalifah Al Yaqout

Managing Partner, Al-Yaqout and Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG)

Bader Al-Ghanim

Managing Director, talabat Kuwait

Program

08:30
Registration & coffee
09:00
Welcome note by Ioana Popa, Regional Director, The Business Year
09:15
Welcome Speech by Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Director General, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)
09:30
Guest Speaker: HE Mazin Saad Ali Al-Nahedh, Minister of Commerce and Industry & Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology of Kuwait
09:45
Keynote Speaker: Basel Al-Haroun, Governor, Central Bank of Kuwait
10:00
Guest Speaker: Abdulwahab Iesa Alrushood, Acting Group CEO, Kuwait Finance House
10:15
Panel: Fintech and the Future of Finance
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
Panel: Innovation and SMEs as the Backbone of Kuwait’s Growth
12:15
Closing remarks
12:30
Networking & lunch



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