"I do not think there is a challenge to the big Saudi people," he said. "All our projects are moving forward, reform is progressing, our war on extremism is progressing, our war on terrorism is progressing, the development of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is progressing no matter how they try to stop our efforts, we will do not stop. "
He suggested that the countries of the Middle East could someday become an economic engine like Europe. And in a surprising generosity, the Crown Prince said that even Qatar – a neighboring adversary targeted by a Saudi embargo – had a dynamic economy that would play an important role in the region's future.
Throughout the day, bankers and businessmen at the conference, known as the Future Investment Initiative, wondered if the prince would actually have a performance that was added and mysteriously disappeared from the conference's online agenda.
Despite the Khashoggi turmoil, the conference on the second day hummed with discussions on capital markets, sovereign wealth funds, and investments in emerging technology sectors in Saudi Arabia.  Although pitches were made in the hallways of the hotel, it was premature to say The lack of top American bankers would diminish business or open up new opportunities for investors from Russia and China.
On Tuesday, Saudi Aramco announced the signing of 15 deals worth more than $ 30 billion with companies in eight countries: the United States, France, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Britain, South Korea and India