Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has officially wrapped up its participation as a strategic partner in this year’s edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII). Powered by The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, of which DGDA is an established strategic partner, this year’s conference hosted an array of the world’s top CEOs, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to discuss global solutions and the next frontiers of worldwide innovation.
The sixth edition of the Future Investment Initiative took place in Riyadh from Tuesday, October 25th, until Thursday, October 27th. Featuring four immersive summits - The New Energy Economy, Africa Risen, Building Better Crypto, and Clash of Generations -, FII offered unparalleled networking opportunities for a diverse range of attendees, high-level panel sessions, workshops, and marketplace debates.
The annual summit is organized by FII Institute, a non-profit foundation aimed at enabling ideas and solving pertinent challenges facing humanity.DGDA’s endorsement of the Institute and the three-day event is an extension of its organizational mission to build and redevelop Diriyah, one of the most important heritage sites and the birthplace of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Jerry Inzerillo, Group Chief Executive Officer of DGDA and Richard Attias, Chief Executive Officer of The Future Investment Initiative Institute, were both in attendance at FII6 to sign a partnership to cement DGDA as a strategic partner for FII Institute and this year’s conference.
A delegation of DGDA team members attended the conference, while Jerry Inzerillo participated in a panel discussion titled “Destination KSA” where the company’s CEO highlighted the next steps in the DGDA’s strategic plan and showcased its ambitions to cultivate a unique experience for visitors to Diriyah.
“We were very proud to participate in this year’s edition of FII, a pivotal gathering that welcomed some of the brightest minds globally into Saudi Arabia,” commented Inzerillo. “By exchanging ideas and collaborating with industrial experts worldwide, DGDA’s endorsement of the conference and the FII Institute aims to raise awareness of the great work being done in Diriyah, and help our development of Diriyah into a modern hub of culture, heritage, commerce, and innovation.”
“Our participation in this year’s conference is a reflection of our commitment to creating a vibrant destination that will serve generations to come,” added Inzerillo.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Attias said, “FII Institute partners with leading organizations from around the world to address challenges in the four focus areas of the Institute - artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, education, healthcare, and sustainability. We value our strategic partnership with DGDA , which aims to create a better and more sustainable future for the residents and visitors of Diriyah. WE look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”
As the birthplace of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, DGDA seeks to establish Diriyah as a modern, cosmopolitan city, a world-renowned cultural destination, and one of the greatest gathering places in the world.