"In only 7 years this gathering has become the most important annual financial markets forum in the middle east and nort h Africa"

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan - Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development

"This is an incredible gathering, it brings people increasingly from a round the world and the agenda is a very active and responsive agenda, and it encourages a lot of networking beyond the sessions, so it has evolved into a major event in the global spectrum"

Dr. Mohamed El-Erian - Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz

"It’s the place where you have to be if you want be part of the fi nancial service community in Abu Dhabi and the wider region"

Steve Barnette – ADGM

"Despite the scale, despite the scope and the big names that’s brought in, there’s a very familiar feel to it, it’s very open and what you get when you’re listening to people talk, whether it’s about technical stuff or whether its about general geopolitical issues, there’s an honesty to it which is something unique and I don’t find at many other events. Its evolving and it’s evolving in a very positive way and you have big speakers and big names who come in and able to give it a more global context and the whole thing sits together really nicely"

Mark Blyth - Eastman professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute for International Studies and Brown University

"From a quality of speakers and sessions I think its unparalleled in the middle east its and secondly it’s a fantastic networking event"

Simo Eedle – Natixis