The SuperBridge Summit Dubai wrapped up on October 17th at the Museum of the Future in Dubai. The event was focused on the potential of large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa and the growing role of digital assets in shaping the financial sector.
During the event’s second day, Vanessa Xu, Co-founder of the SuperBridge Council and Executive Chairman & CIO of VS Partners delivered her opening remarks via an AI avatar video.
She highlighted SuperBridge’s mission as a platform to discover innovative solutions across various disciplines, geographies, and perspectives.
Xu outlined the agenda for the second day, promising discussions on digital assets, venture capital, and emerging technologies and geographies that could reshape global markets.
Session: Africa’s Underrated Opportunity: Challenging Perceptions Through Partnerships
A panel session titled ‘Africa’s Underrated Opportunity: Challenging Perceptions Through Partnerships’ brought African ministers together to discuss urban transformation and improving the lives of people across the continent.
Participating regional leaders included:
- H.E. Dr Sahar Nasr, former Minister of Investment, and International Cooperation in Egypt
- H.E. Dr. Ghita Mezzour, Morocco’s Minister of Digital Transition and Administration Reform
- H.E. Aurelie Adam Soule, Benin’s Minister of Digital Economy, and Communications.
Global Investment Slowdown: Navigating Promising Sectors Executive Panel Discussion
The panel discussion titled ‘Global Investment Slowdown: Navigating Promising Sectors Executive Panel Discussion’ was conducted by:
- Sharif El-Badawi, CEO of Dubai Future District Fund, Abdulrahman Al Jiffry, Partner of 500 Global
- Dr Bing Xiang, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
They explored the strategic approaches of venture capital funds in adapting to the evolving investment landscape. Moreover, they discussed promising investment opportunities and key trends influencing investment decisions in the current challenging environment.
Scaling Ventures: Navigating Global Markets with VC Funds and Tech Accelerators
Moderated by CNBC TV anchor Sarah Cocker, a high-level panel titled ‘Scaling Ventures: Navigating Global Markets with VC Funds and Tech Accelerators’ featured leading VC managers discussing market expansions across the region.
Notable participants included:
- Noor Sweid, Managing Partner of Global Ventures,
- Ruby Lu, Managing Partner of Atypical Ventures,
- Seena Amidi, Managing Partner of Plug and Play, and
- Jack Selby, Managing Director of Thiel Capital
Summit Finale: Digital Assets in Evolving Tech and Regulatory Landscape
The Summit concluded with an interactive panel discussion led by Marcel Kasumovich, Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Coinbase Asset Management. This discussion focused on the role of digital assets in an evolving technological and regulatory landscape, emphasizing their potential to revolutionize financial services and create new opportunities to deliver value to customers.
The SuperBridge Summit Dubai, organized by KAOUN International, a subsidiary of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in collaboration with the SuperBridge Council, was held alongside the 43rd edition of GITEX Global, one of the world’s largest and most influential tech event in Dubai, which drew 180,000 tech executives and investors from 180 countries.
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