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ADFW 2023:
A Monumental Success

Under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 2023 edition of Abu Dhabi Finance Week has affirmed its status as the most influential finance, investment, and economic event in the MENA region.

Hosting over 18,000 visitors from over 100 countries, ADFW '23 held 46 events and over 180 sessions. Focusing on the theme ‘Investing in the Transition Era’, global financial industry leaders and experts gathered to delve into the opportunities and challenges presented by the economic, technological, and sustainability shifts impacting the global economic landscape.

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The Falcon in Global Economies

In an era marked by global economic shifts, there is a pressing demand for the financial sector to unite in tackling worldwide issues. Abu Dhabi Finance Week has gathered industry leaders from across the globe to devise strategies and foster innovation in pursuit of a sustainable global economy.

Major Events

ADFW will present over 30 different events, across the week, including the following.

27 Nov

Abu Dhabi Economic Forum

Gathering world-leading finance and investment organizations to explore the Falcon Economy.

The Abu Dhabi Economic Forum is a newly introduced segment of Abu Dhabi Finance Week that will bring together leaders from the world’s most significant finance and investment organisations to discuss the Falcon Economy, Abu Dhabi’s role as a Capital of Capital and its emergence as a global economic and financial hub.

* Abu Dhabi Economic Forum is by invitation-only.

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28 Nov

Asset Abu Dhabi

The strongest assemblages of private markets leadership globally.

The 2022 edition of Asset Abu Dhabi saw the world’s most significant funds assemble at this prime gathering of investment market leadership, with value-seeking deal-makers from across the global markets to explore shifting investment frontiers and evolving asset classes.

Asset Abu Dhabi will also host three premier forums: The GP-LP Programme, The International Family Office Congress, T.R.I Summit

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29 Nov

Fintech Abu Dhabi

MENAs biggest Fintech Festival returns for its seventh edition.

Returning for its 7th edition, ADGM’s flagship event and the MENA’s biggest fintech festival, Fintech Abu Dhabi will be one of the pillar events of Abu Dhabi Finance Week.

This will be a public forum for fintech founders, innovators, entrepreneurs, VCs, academics and banks. The forum will also include breakout events such as: Blockchain Abu Dhabi, AI Abu Dhabi, Risk 4.0

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29 Nov

Global Financial Regulators Summit

A private forum for global regulators, navigating finance's innovation and user protection challenges.

This is a high-level forum where global regulators assemble in a private, closed-door setting to discuss a range of highly consequential issues in the world of finance, such as how to encourage innovation while protecting billions of users of financial services worldwide.

* Global Financial Regulators Summit is by invitation-only.

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30 Nov

R.A.C.E Sustainability Summit

ADFW's breakout sustainable finance conversation.

A pivotal part of the Abu Dhabi Finance Week’s agenda, the R.A.C.E Sustainable Finance Forum addresses critical factors such as regulation, awareness, collaboration and ecosystem.

Running in parallel with COP28, this year’s edition will be organised in partnership with The Economist, delving into topics such as green finance, the transition to net zero, bridging the USD Trillion climate financing gap and the burgeoning role of youth in sustainability.

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27-30 Nov

Falcon Square

15 startups will be showcasing their innovations everyday.

ADFW Falcon Square includes the Startup Campus held in partnership with HUB71 where everyday 15 startups will be showcasing their innovations at dedicated exhibition booths where we will have compelling sessions scheduled through out the day.

The Falcon Square will also feature a diverse lineup of entertainment, multiple activations, F&B experiences and interactions.

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Explore Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the perfect gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, offering world-class infrastructure with connectivity across four time zones. The capital of the UAE has been regarded as one of the best places to do business, invest, live and work.

Positioned as a global business hub with policy and regulatory reforms that enhance the ease of doing business, Abu Dhabi offers a strong and stable economy that supports long-term, sustainable growth of companies within the private sector.

A Breakout Launch: ADFW 2022

Abu Dhabi Finance Weeks inaugural edition in November 2022 was a breakout launch, creating global news headlines.

Attracting over 8,000 visitors from over 100 countries, the first edition staged 31 different events, and exceeded all expectations, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. The atmosphere buzzed with an unparalleled sense of enthusiasm and collaboration, and the financial industry gathered to celebrate the flight of the Falcon Economy. Distinguished speakers, recognized for their expertise and vision, shared their profound insights, sparking thought-provoking discussions that resonated throughout many memorable sessions.

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