Helal Saeed Almarri
Dubai SMEs get a chance to join top event
Dubai, December 5, 2012
Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the host of Global Entrepreneurship Summit - Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (GES-EVA), has joined hands with Dubai SME to promote the participation of the emirate’s SMEs in event.
As the Industry Partner of GES-EVA, to be held from December 11 to 12, Dubai SME is offering small and medium businesses the opportunity to benefit from their access to the larger SME ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The participating companies can also meet and interact with academia, investors, procurement managers across the supply chain and global investors, thus gaining added exposure and potential opportunities for growth.
Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise sector, will showcase its Membersat, a dedicated pavilion that spans 700 sq m of exhibition space at the GES-EVA Summit. A number of companies under the Dubai SME umbrella will also take part in the exhibition.
GES-EVA brings together high-ranking policymakers from the Mena region, prominent global business leaders, international financiers and C-level procurement decision makers who have a strong role in the Pan Arab economic ecosystem, in addition to a number of SME pioneers, and representatives of elite companies, as well as individuals who wish to adopt the modern concepts in the development of entrepreneurship in the Arab world.
UAE Government is hosting GES-EVA with the support, organization and participation of the DWTC to offer key stakeholders a clear insight into the region’s new business climate.
“GES-EVA provides a rare platform for SMEs in the region to explore new business alliances and growth avenues. Dubai SME, with its expanding partnership network, is creating synergies in the SME sector to create better, bigger SMEs capable of competing on a global level. Our partnership will enable us to achieve our strategic objectives of encouraging and facilitating business and entrepreneurial activity,” said Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME.
Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “GES-EVA brings a fresh perspective to the development of entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises, which are the backbone of regional economies and have the potential to generate new jobs and stimulate innovation.
“The stakeholders of Dubai SME, the agency mandated to power the growth of small and medium enterprises in Dubai, can draw on the event’s unique access to best practices in the global and regional SME sector. They will have the unprecedented opportunity to meet with leading investors, venture capitalists, academicians and various stakeholders in the supply chain to further stimulate their growth through valuable networking sessions.” – TradeArabia News Service