Written by Anika Deane
Falcon Investments were invited to take part in the Future Innovation Summit held in Dubai over 2 days, 13th & 14th of October. The Summit was a high profiled event that brought together some of the world’s top thought leaders, policymakers, public figures, investors as well as innovative start-ups.
The leading governmental conference was organised under the patronage of the Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi. With topics focusing on healthcare, education, real estate, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital art innovations.
It was a momentous opportunity to attend the Future Innovation Summit and have a stand for Falcon Investments in the exhibition space. We listened to many panel discussions, speakers from various sectors and nationalities. The event was a great learning opportunity and a fantastic networking platform with like-minded people from all over the world.
There was an insightful discussion during the panel on the future of smart cities that grabbed our attention. The Gulf region is investing heavily in its smart cities plans as this will pave the way for a sustainable and profitable future. Launched in 2008, Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is considered the world’s first sustainable smart district that will keep inspiring sustainable cities of the future. Neom in Saudi Arabia is another prominent upcoming smart city. The $500bn zero-carbon district will be completed by 2025 and will cover an area the size of Belgium.
The Real Estate sector is considered conservative. So, innovation and digital transformation play a major role to change existing business models. It was great to listen to trending technologies and innovative solutions that will disrupt the Real Estate sector in the UAE.
Overall, we are thankful for the kind invitation from the Private Office to attend the Future Innovation Summit. We enjoyed listening to all the different speakers that attended, panel discussions, networking with potential clients and creating new business connections. The event was a unique platform for organisations, businesses and individuals to share their expertise, knowledge, technologies and lay the foundations for an innovative future.
The highlight of the event was having the chance to meet one of the guests of honours, UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. At the event he announced that he has stepped into the world of cryptocurrency and has become an ambassador of GMT token, a bitcoin mining token. Khabib was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, not only for his countless wins in the ring but also for is humanitarian efforts.