22 September 2022

PRIORITY in NYC alongside UNGA

What is Humanity's Highest Priority?
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On September 22nd, 2022 in New York City, PRIORITY will uncover the number-one Priority in the minds and hearts of all individuals from every age, background and culture across all continents. Then, in a series of interactive conversations and debates among a range of stakeholders — including investors, policymakers, business leaders, media titans, Nobel laureates, athletes, experts, global citizens and anonymous heroes — PRIORITY will determine humanity’s most pressing need and desire — it's a top Priority.

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About PRIORITY in NYC alongside UNGA

Enlightenment has often followed humanity’s darkest hours. In a time of extraordinary social and economic transformations and shifting geopolitical alliances, the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, in line with its mission to have a positive impact on humanity, will host a capstone summit to identify and explore the highest Priority of all humankind.

On September 22nd, 2022 in New York City, PRIORITY will uncover the number-one Priority in the minds and hearts of all individuals from every age, background and culture across all continents. Then, in a series of interactive conversations and debates among a range of stakeholders — including investors, policymakers, business leaders, media titans, Nobel laureates, athletes, experts, global citizens and anonymous heroes — PRIORITY will determine humanity’s most pressing need and desire — it's a top Priority.

In revealing the world’s highest Priority as we transition to a new global order, PRIORITY will serve as an essential building block for the sixth edition of the Future Investment Initiative. It will be the call to action to help humanity survive and thrive in a complex new world.

Program & Speakers

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Factsheet

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Frequently Asked Questions

PRIORITY is FII Institute’s latest event and summit, taking place in New York City on September 22, 2022. At the event, the Institute is set to reveal the number-one global priority, in the minds and hearts of all individuals from every age, background, and culture, across all continents. The result will be sourced from a worldwide survey conducted by Ipsos, global market research and public opinion specialist. 

FII Institute has attracted several prominent speakers and opinion leaders to speak to the four impact areas on which FII Institute focuses: AI & Robotics, Education, Healthcare, and Sustainability. Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan: Chairman, FII Institute
  • H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Helle Thorning Schmidt: Former Prime Minister, Denmark
  • H.E. Dasho Tshering Tobgay: Former Prime Minister, Bhutan
  • HE Shamma bint Suhail: Minister of State for Youth Affairs, UAE’s Ministry of Culture & Youth
  • Dr. Judith Rodin: President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania Board Chair, Prodigy Finance & Resilient Cities Catalyst
  • Peter H. Diamandis MD: Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE
  • Sara Menker: Founder & CEO Gro Intelligence
  • Marcelo Claure: Chairman and CEO, Claure Capital
  • Peggy Johnson: CEO, Magic Leap

Guest speakers at PRIORITY will be cover a range of topics that flow from the results of the survey. Some of the featured topics are:

  • Government for people
  • Communities re-imagined
  • Life in space
  • Will the next generation save the world?
  • How to create world peace
  • How to live forever
  • Mega threats and how to prevent them
  • Mission to save the oceans
  • The purpose of work
  • Feeding the planet
  • How to be happy in the Metaverse
  • Investing in the highest priority

[This will be updated when info is received on the survey]

A global survey, conducted in conjunction with Ipsos - a global market research and public opinion specialist, highlights the number-one priority in the minds and hearts of people across all demographics and continents.

The Institute is hosting PRIORITY to act as a platform to consider the leading priority facing humanity today and to host a series of interactive conversations and debates among a range of stakeholders. These include investors, policymakers, business leaders, media titans, Nobel Laureates, athletes, experts, average citizens, and anonymous heroes. The stakeholders will contribute to determining humanity’s most pressing need and desire – its top priority. PRIORITY will serve as an essential building block for the sixth edition of the Future Investment Initiative in revealing the world's highest priority as we transition to a new global order. It will serve as the call to action to help humanity survive and thrive in a complex new world.

This is a capstone event for the FII Institute, acting as a forum to share all of the learnings that the FII Institute has acquired during its past events and through its different pillars: THINK, XCHANGE ACT. It is the first event that FII Institute will host in North America and will allow for the opportunity to create an innovative space where speakers from across the globe can re-evaluate humanity’s top priority.

Featured Speakers

H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan

Chairman, FII Institute

H.H. Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

H.E Khalid Al-Falih

Minister of Investment, Saudi Arabia

H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui

Minister of State for Youth Affairs, UAE's Ministry of Culture & Youth

H.E. Helle Throning-Schmidt

Former Prime Minister, Denmark

H.E. Dasho Tshering Tobgay

Former Prime Minister, Bhutan

Marcelo Claure

Chairman and CEO, Claure Capital

Peter H. Diamandis, MD

Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE

Peggy Johnson

CEO, Magic Leap

Sara Menker

Founder & CEO, Gro Intelligence

Dr. Judith Rodin

Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, Board Chair, Prodigy Finance, and Resilient Cities Catalyst

H.E. Mohamed Alabbar

Founder, Emaar Properties

HE. Irina Bokova

Former Director General, UNESCO

Alexandra Cousteau

Co-founder & Presidence, Oceans 2050

Dayle Haddon

Founder & CEO, WomenOne

Helene Huby

Co-founder & CEO, The Exploration Company

Alejandro Navia

Co-founder & Presidence, nft now

Nenna Nwakanma

Chief Web Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation

Nelson Peltz

Founder, Trian Fun Management

Dr. Paul Romer

Nobel Economic Sciences Prize Laureate

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Barbara Belvisi

Founder & CEO, Interstellar Lab

Alfred Chuang

Partner, Race Capital

Sam Bankman-Fried

Co-Founder & CEO, FTX

Jeanne Celestine Lakin

Founder, One Million Orphans

Dina Powell McCormick

Global Head, Sustainability & Inclusive Growth; Global Head, Sovereign Business, Goldman Sachs

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Michael Moss

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Investigative Journalist

Dr. Nouriel Roubini

CEO, Roubini Macro Associates, LLC

Avi Schiffmann

Founder, Ukraine TakeShelter.com & nCoV2019.live

Mariana Vasconcelos

Founder, Agrosmart

Prof. José Manuel Barroso

Chair of the Board; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Sam Englebardt

Founding General Partner, Galaxy Interactive

Annastiina Hintsa

CEO, Hints​a Performance

Li Junhua

Under-Secretary-General for Economic & Social Affairs, United Nations

Nelson Peltz

Founder, Trian Fund Management

Andrew Zolli

Chief Impact Officer, Planet

Chinelo Anohu

Head & Senior Director, African Development Bank

Mohammed bin Dayel

CEO, Cultural Development Fund

Nisreen Elsaim

Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General’s Office

Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO, Seaworthy Collective

Gonzalo Muñoz

High Level Climate Action Champion (2019-21), UN Conference of the Parties

Lina Osman

Regional Head, Sustainable Finance-West, Standard Chartered

Courtney Powell

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner, 500 Global

John Pagano

Group CEO, The Red Sea Development Company

Miguel A. Rozo

Co-Chair, Davos Lab (WEF Youth Recovery Plan) Founder, IdeasXChange; International Affairs Advisor

Martha Schwartz

Founding Partner, Martha Schwartz Partners

Strategic Partners

Academic Partners