Middle East & Africa - Unleashing Ambitions

United Arab Emirates, November 2023

In 2022, IGF UAE showcased the breadth and strength of the collaborations achieved through Partners for Global Impact. This year, the 3rd Annual IGF UAE will unleash ambitions and unlock limitless opportunities through our expanded Middle East & Africa programme. Featuring 12 unmissable events, the event will include the much-lauded Climate & Business, WomenIN, Young Leaders, and Founders & Funders Forums, multiple invite-only business dialogues, valuable networking experiences and a very special eve of COP 28 Gala Reception and Dinner.



Sunday, 26 November


Monday, 27 November


Tuesday, 28 November


Wednesday, 29 November


In their Words

“Collaboration in the fintech space between India, the Middle East, and Africa offers several promising opportunities. Fintech solutions can facilitate efficient cross-border payments and remittances between these regions, benefiting expatriate workers, businesses, and individuals. By leveraging technology, these regions can work together to improve financial inclusion, bringing banking and financial services to underserved populations.”

Ian Ferraro

Group CEO, Airtel Money

To fully realise our mission at Alerzo I believe cross-continental ideation and investment in Africa is crucial especially within the retail sector. Join me at IGF, as I speak about Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, and the vast opportunities that lie within its informal supply chain and fintech industry.

Harish Venkatesh

Group President & CFO, Alerzo

I believe technology will play a critical role in propelling Africa into its next phase of growth and I am thrilled to contribute to the dialogue. I see a natural synergy with IGF's mission as we share a commitment to driving positive change globally. I am eager to participate in knowledge exchange sessions, highlighting our achievements and the tangible influence of our tech initiatives on the African continent.

Isaack Damian Buhiye

CEO, Firm 23

Our association with India Global Forum reflects our commitment to fostering innovation and collaboration across borders, especially innovating at the cutting edge of materials engineering, transportation, and sustainability. We anticipate the event to be a catalyst for transformative dialogues, opening avenues for cross-cultural partnerships and unlocking the immense potential for collaboration between the dynamic landscapes of India, the Middle East, and Africa. Together, let's forge connections that transcend boundaries, driving impactful innovation and propelling the entrepreneurial spirit to new heights.

Gagan Agarwal

Cofounder, Planet Electric