On 23 March 2022, the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai will be dedicated to Switzerland as a leading innovative and sustainable financial centre. The Swiss finance minister Ueli Maurer will be visiting Dubai on this day with a high-ranking delegation from the Swiss financial sector. Among others, two panel discussions are scheduled.
The first is dedicated to the importance of the financial sector in addressing climate change:
"Financing the transition to a carbon-neutral economy"
(08:00-9:20 CET time / 11:00-12:20 UAE time)
The Panelists on transition to a carbon-neutral economy: Iwan Deplazes (Asset Management Association Switzerland), Veronica Scotti (Swiss Re), Peter Englund (Zurich), Thomas Gottstein (Credit Suisse) Francesco La Camera (International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA), Mercedes Vela Monserrate (Moderator).
The second panel will address the groundbreaking opportunities of digitalisation in the banking sector:
"The Swiss financial centre's leading contribution to innovation and sustainability"
(14:30-15:45 CET time / 17:30-18:45 UAE time)
The Panelists on Innovation and Sustainability: Arnaud Leclercq (Lombard Odier), Daniela Stoffel (State Secretary), Blaise Goetschin (Banque Cantonale de Genève), Ali Janoudi (UBS), August Benz (Swiss Bankers Association)
Entry only with a valid vaccination or PCR test and official identification. During the panels, a mask will need to be worn.
Both panels, which will be held in the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo in Dubai in front of invited guests, will be video livestreamed so that a broad interested audience can follow the presentations of the experts from the Swiss financial centre.
You can follow the two presentations via the following links:
Financing the transition to a carbon-neutral economy: Livestream (08:00-9:20 CET time / 11:00-12:20 UAE time)
The Swiss financial centre’s leading contribution to innovation and sustainability: Livestream (14:30-15:45 CET time / 17:30-18:45 UAE time)
World Expo Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai
Swiss Pavillon: SCHWEIZER PAVILLON