Firstly lets introduce to you what is Future Investment Initiative FII, The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is an international platform for expert-led debate between global leaders, investors and innovators with the power to shape the future of global fundings investment to drive growth.
Opportunities which enable innovation and disruptive technologies, and address global challenges.The third edition of FII will continue building active, global networks of influential decision makers to explore the emerging industries that will shape the global economy and investment landscape over the coming decades.
According to Wikipedia,The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is an annual investment forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to discuss trends in the world economy and investment environment. It is hosted by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF). The first event was in October 2017 and featured the announcements of the launch of NEOM, a proposed $500bn independent economic zone in the northwest of Saudi Arabia.
The second event was in 23-25 October 2018. The upcoming third event will take place on 29-31 October 2019.
Let’s work you through some of the objectives of the FII.
Innovation and investment models to support profit, people and planet.
Technology for good
Business and policy frameworks to drive the tech industry’s future growth.
Cultural and organizational systems to inspire humanity in the age of machines.
I was studying this event and i discovered a Search result that was placed at the 13th Result see the image below
I was curious about knowing the reason why they wanted the initiative and this was why According to https://stopfii.com
Stop the Future Investment Initiative (FII)
ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, JAMAL KHASHOGGI, A SAUDI CITIZEN, GLOBAL COLUMNIST TO THE WASHINGTON POST, AND U.S. RESIDENT, ENTERED THE SAUDI CONSULATE IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY AND NEVER CAME OUT. TURKISH OFFICIALS ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED MURDER AND MANY NEWS OUTLETS REPORTED HIS ASSASSINATION AND DISEMBODIMENT. WE CALL ON THE PARTNERS, SPEAKERS, AND ATTENDEES OF SAUDI’S FUTURE INVESTMENT INITIATIVE, SHOWING THEIR COMMITMENT TO GLOBAL NORMS AND VALUES. ASSASSINATING JOURNALISTS SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED WITH FOREIGN INVESTMENTS.
“We call on the businesses and companies planning on attending the Future Investment Initiative to withdraw from this event in light of this attack on human rights and press freedom.”
Meanwhile they appreciate some top companies in the world for withdrawing from the Event that is due to start 29th of October. >> See graphic logo of the companies.
The list if companies that have withdrawn from Future Africa Initiative