5,000 investors to take part in Dubai event
Dubai, March 11, 2013
Around 5,000 investors and businessmen from more than 80 countries and leading government officials will take part in a major investment event in Dubai next month.
The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), from April 30 to May 2, will offer participants the chance to promote and identify investment opportunities available in the participating countries, said a statement.
The event, being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is being organized by Ministry of Foreign Trade at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC).
This conference will focus on the future of the global economy, the implications that are expected for direct foreign investments as well as growth prospects in emerging markets.
Discussions shall assess the potential capacities of emerging markets as well as the long-term viability of future economic growth through increased investments and foreign trade, said the statement.
Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade, said: “The Annual Investment Meeting is in line with the ministry’s continuous approach to adopt innovative initiatives and programs that would improve the UAE’s reputation at the regional and international levels as one of the leading countries in the Middle East”.
Foreign direct investments (FDI) flowing into the UAE amounted to $7.7 billion, while the whole of the GCC drew $26 billion in 2011, she said quoting the World Investment Report 2012.
“This is an additional incentive to push us to work better on offering the suitable environment to double this number in the years to come by taking advantage of the UAE’s competitive advantages at the global level,” she said.
Heads of state, ministers of trade and industry, financiers and academics from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf and international organizations such as the World Bank, the World Trade Center, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations World tourism Organization (UNWTO) as well as food and agriculture international organizations will participate in the event. – TradeArabia News Service