NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi – in pictures

Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for Culture and Knowledge Development, delivers his keynote speech emphasising the need for the financial and economic industries to adopt ethical standards in transactions as well as the social, environmental and educational arenas. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Homaid Al Shemmari, the chief executive of aerospace and engineering services at Mubadala, noted in his speech that ‘by 2030, the aim is that oil will contribute to only 36% of total GDP’. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimy said that whatever is being built for Expo 2020 is ‘part of Dubai’s vision of growth’. Ravindranath K / The National


NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

‘We are on track of driving non-oil economic growth between 6 and 8 per cent for the next 20 years,’ said Khalifa Salem Al Mansouri, undersecretary of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development, at the forum. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

More than 1,500 delegates were expected at the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Abu Dhabi is to become the financial technology capital of the Arabian Gulf under a new initiative announced by Ahmed Al Sayegh, above, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Global Market. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Former British prime minister Tony Blair meanwhile warned that a Brexit would cause Scotland to leave the United Kingdom. Ravindranath K / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Uche Orji, left, managing director and chief executive of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and Jean Paul Villian of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, centre, and Omeir Jilani meanwhile discussed the roles of sovereign wealth funds in these times of global transition. Ravindranath K / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Visitors take a look at the booths of exhibitors at the Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Visitors take a look at the booths of exhibitors at the Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

More than 1,500 delegates were expected at the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

A delegate watches the latest stock market trading information at a television screen during the opening of Global Financial Markets Forum. Ravindranath K / The National

NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 opens in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

More than 1,500 delegates were expected at the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

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