KBW Ventures CEO to participate in GCC agri-food conference

August 22, 2021

KBW Ventures founder and Chief Executive Officer, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, will join industry experts from across the GCC for the 2021 Middle East Agri-Food Briefing.

The panel discussion, New Initiatives to Promote Food-Security through Agri-Food Innovation, will address emerging opportunities for international companies in controlled environment agriculture, alternative proteins, and more, as well as examine what the regional food system of the future looks like and the path forward.

Moderated by Sonia Weymuller, Founding Partner, Venture Souq, the panelists alongside Prince Khaled include Ghazi Faisal Al-Hajeri, CEO of Wafra, and Amine Jalal, Chief Strategy & Investment Development Officer, Qatar Free Zones Authority.

US-UAE Business Council President, Danny Sebright and HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud discussing venture capital investing at ADSW 2018

The segment also aims to “reveal how new investments and partnerships are transforming domestic food supplies, diversifying local economies, and attracting new companies to the region.”

Finally, the panelists will opine on how the private and public sectors can ensure that nutritious foods are affordable and accessible to all sectors of the population.

The event will commence with a keynote address from HE Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of State for Food & Water Security, followed by three discussions addressing B2B and B2C topics, and a closing address by Reem Alfulaij, the Director General of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Food and Nutrition.

Staged under the banner of ‘Accessing New Market Opportunities’ as part of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, the Middle East-focused discussions are scheduled to take place on September 27, 2021, with the rest of the agenda continuing until September 29.

Register for the virtual event’s livestream here.