Al Mansoori and Al Shezawi
AIM wins backing from 21 sponsors
Dubai, March 23, 2014
A total of 21 sponsors and partners from leading regional firms have confirmed their support to the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2014, which will provide insights into current and future investment opportunities in the UAE.
Organised by the UAE Ministry of Economy, the event will be held from April 8 to 10 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that the fourth edition of AIM will be highly significant in terms of number of visitors, sponsors and participants.
“AIM 2014 will bring to the region proven international practices in investments. The UAE has put in immense efforts to create new avenues for foreign direct investment (FDI) as part of economic diversification and is offering exceptional facilitation through a series of legislations in an effort to boost confidence of international investors,” he said.
The strategic sponsors of AIM 2014 are Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), which is home to over 7,100 companies; Economic Zones World (EZW), the global provider of sustainable industrial and logistics infrastructure solutions; Saud Bahwan Group, one of the largest business houses in Oman; The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), which works to create opportunities for investing of savings and wealth in securities and commodities; The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), a major trading platform for national and foreign companies and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the leading financial market in the region.
The AIM organising committee also announced Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai under a single window as The Trade Partner, Moreover, Emirates Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the world, is the Official Carrier of the international event.
Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, AIM’s Organising Committee, said: “We expect that AIM will focus on quality investment opportunities as it is taking place in the UAE, which enjoys a strategic location between Europe, Africa and Asia. This will reinforce the crucial role of AIM in promoting investments and making cooperation between countries stronger.”
“Several regional entities are supporting AIM, such as Saud Bahwan Group from Oman, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Almarai Company from Saudi Arabia as well as international partners like BMW.”
AIM Gold Sponsors are Almarai Company, headquartered in Riyadh having a diversified product portfolio including juices, bakery, poultry and infant formula; and The Sakha Republic (Yakutia), one of the largest Russian Federations.
Silver Sponsors are FERTIL, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and TOTAL; Union National Bank (UNB) and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA). Silver sponsors include The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), and PRO ECUADOR, the formal Trade and Investment Promotion Organization of the Republic of Ecuador, responsible to promote the Ecuadorian Exports and Investments.
Silver sponsors also feature the Automotive Promotion Partner, BMW; the Main Knowledge Partner, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA), and Strategic Media Partner, Al Bayan Newspaper.
Many other companies have confirmed support to the event, such as DAMAC Properties as Silver Sponsor and Emirates Post as the Official Postal & Courier Partner. – TradeArabia News Service