His Excellency Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE minister of Economy and chairman of Investopia, recently took part in the closing ceremony of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). H.E. visited the LSE headquarters in London to discuss partnership opportunities, exchange experiences, and promote investments in financial services and cutting-edge fintech. He was received by Ms. Julia Hogget, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, in the presence of Mr. Michael Mainelli, lord mayor of the City of London, as well as representatives from government bodies, the private sector, and financial services companies from both countries.
Historical ties and commitment to prosperity
H.E. Bin Touq emphasized the strong historical ties between the UAE and the U.K., which have continued to evolve across various fields. Both leaderships are committed to driving these relations to new heights of prosperity and advancement. H.E. highlighted that fintech and financial services sectors are key components of the economic cooperation agenda between the two nations. The visit to the London Stock Exchange aims to enhance collaboration in financial markets and cutting-edge digital solutions, exchange best practices, and facilitate access to promising prospects for business communities in both countries, particularly in new economy sectors.
Strengthening collaboration in financial services
As part of their official visit to the United Kingdom, the UAE’s economic delegation, led by the Minister of Economy, visited the London Stock Exchange. The visit coincided with a new edition of Investopia Global Talks titled ‘Investopia London,’ held in cooperation with the HM Treasury under the theme “UAE-British Financial Services: Partnership for the Future.”
In October 2023, the UAE and the U.K. entered into an agreement to strengthen collaboration and partnership in the field of financial services. The goal is to provide private sector companies, startups, and entrepreneurs from both countries with access to market opportunities and expertise in financial market activities, including innovative and cutting-edge financial services and green finance. Investopia plays a crucial role in implementing the outcomes of this agreement by fostering cooperation between the UAE and the U.K., with a specific focus on stimulating global investments in sectors such as finance, banking, and advanced financial technology.
Investopia remains committed to its mission of fostering stronger connections between the global investment community, government entities, business leaders, thought innovators, and experts. This collaboration aims to expedite the flow of capital and broaden investment prospects in emerging sectors, ultimately enhancing economic growth at regional and global levels.
Fostering cooperation in sustainability and new technologies
The third edition of the Investopia Summit is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, on February 28 and 29, 2024. The summit will include bilateral meetings, discussions, and sessions between representatives of global and regional governments, investors, private sector companies, and research and academic institutions. The event aims to explore investment opportunities in the UAE market, as well as in regional and global markets. Additionally, the summit aims to highlight global economic shifts that have prompted countries to invest in new sectors of the economy. It also seeks to foster cooperation in areas such as sustainability, the green economy, circular economy, talent investment, clean energy, and new technologies for financial services.
A continuation of success
Investopia has successfully brought together influential thinkers and economic leaders from around the world in its previous two editions. These events have attracted over 3,500 participants from 60 countries, including 500 executives and 180 founders or co-founders of leading financial institutions. Investopia’s series of global dialogues have taken place in various global cities such as New York, Geneva, Milan, New Delhi, Mumbai, Cairo, Rabat, Havana, and currently London.
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