Digitisation has been brought to the fore on many agendas amid the global pandemic, and while certain areas of investment in digital progress have been stalled, others have advanced and highlighted by physical dislocations of the pandemic. The digitisation agenda is twofold – digitisation of physical processes and of finance to support supply chains. The importance of digitising trade and commerce is paramount – not least because it can help improve supply chain management, vital in a time of geopolitical change, and also it can be used to improve transparency and combat bad practices. Digitisation of the global trade ecosystem has long been a goal, but there have been tangible developments in the region, not least the adoption by some players, such as Abu Dhabi of new enabling umbrella legislation (UNCITRAL’s MLETR), which shows progress in digitising physical trade, vital in the modern economy.
In this session, we will have experts, discuss the transforming landscape of Finance and Investment.