This year’s Annual Investment Meeting gathers business leaders from different parts of the world to carry out varied business opportunities. The 3-day event which runs from April 2 to 4, 2017 and held at Dubai World Trade Center launched on a massive scale.
In a speech given by H.E. Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE’s Minister of Economy during the opening ceremony, he stated the importance of this forum being the largest yearly gathering on FDI in the world.
As he welcomes everyone, he affirmed UAE’s bold economic policies expressed by the country’s 2021 vision to carry out a competitive market based on knowledge and innovation. In the process, UAE has become a global center for business and investment, ranking 16th in the latest Global Competitiveness Report.
AIM 2017, according to the H.E. Khalifa Bin Salem Al Mansouri, Abu Dhabi Economic Dev’t. Dept.’s acting undersecretary, opens up opportunities for investment amongst world nations, on both local and international companies attending the event.
Al Mansouri further stated that the Annual Investment Meeting has introduced the AIM Start-Up Platform for entrepreneurs. This program aims to link promising start-up companies with prospective partners and investors from across the globe.
A business affair graced with the presence of various important public figures, from dignitaries to known business personalities. The much-anticipated event emphasizes the significance of investment to companies from different industry sectors to pursue their strategic goals.
UAE Vision 2021’s fundamental objective is to grow the level of the country’s foreign investments by means of putting up strong and sustainable relations of shared benefits between the UAE government and global companies.
As it turns out, the Annual Investment Meeting has become a significant program that provides the opportunities to introduce and build strategic alliance under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Essential government offices and agencies imparted their investment programs as well as opportunities for private sector to partake. After which, it is expected bring about a good number of agreements that translates into new investments for potential generation of market growth to all country participants.
Giving UAE a chance to host this very important event is an opportunity to present to investors the available potential that is present across the globe.
Varied subjects and concerns were discussed during the 3-day forum, from the current investment situation, the country’s special economic zones as well as opportunities for investment in participating countries.
The discussion paved the way to highlight on the importance of free zones as modern business hubs as well as emphasized the challenges & concerns encountered by these trade zones. Policies and procedures for business setup in free zones are fast and inexpensive, minimal to non-existent tax, these zones attract several foreign businesses to seek the commercial benefit and convenience to major int’l. markets. Thus, free zones play a vital role in promoting the trade and investment that shapes the economy.
With a theme entitled ‘International Investment, Path to Competitiveness & Development’ AIM 2017 has gathered a large number of attendees from key players in the industry to finance and politics. This global forum hosted 100 high-level officials, hundreds of exhibitors and media partners.
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