The UAEs excellent handling of the pandemic and the implementation of key business accelerators are being seen by economic experts as strategic factors in the continued growth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country. Looking to create more interest in investing not only in the UAE but also across the globe, the 2022 edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), which will be held from March 29 to March 31, 2022 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre at EXPO 2020 Dubai, affirms its role as a key global player in the move to gain international economic growth.Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, The Annual Investment Meeting is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy designed to provide a framework for global exchange on the key principles underpinning international investment to achieve smart and inclusive global growth.
AIMs theme for this year is Investments in sustainable innovation for a thriving future. The exciting three day event is jam packed with workshops, lectures and networking events that are focused on bolstering and improving sustainable investments via six set pillarsFDI, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPI), Startups, Future Cities and the 50 Projects Initiative, which is a series of developmental and economic undertakings designed to accelerate the countrys further development and consolidate its position as a highly preferred destination for talents and investors.
The mentioned pillars are expected to help achieve a six-pronged goalenable the entry of key business opportunities from different parts of the globe; empower SMEs and give due recognition to their contributions to the global economy; encourage investors to diversify their portfolio, establish new contacts and get a better understanding of local investment flows; assist investors in acquiring venture capital and seed funding; encourage governments and investors to rally their support for innovation-based, smart city solutions and driving in more support and assistance for the 50 Projects initiative. These six pillars are expected to provide strong value points for the participantsmaking attendance a must for stakeholders of the worlds investment landscape.
Under the pillar aimed towards attracting more FDI into the country, the activities prepared are focused on enabling the entry of more business opportunities coming from various parts of the world. These include workshops and pre-coaching sessions handled by leading industry personalities. Also to be watched out for are regional focus sessions that will examine and analyze the economic landscapes of specific regions. A series of investment roundtables featuring the participation of senior government officials, like ministers and heads of investment-related agencies, will also take place to further facilitate a platform for government decision-makers to discuss the creation of a feasible investment model matching government and investor requirements.
The show will also be introducing an Investors' Hub initiative where representatives of top investment houses, investment corporations, development banks, sovereign wealth funds, and portfolio investors can interact with official government envoys to forge investment partnerships and collaborations globally. Other related activities under this pillar include B2B, G2B, and G2G meetings, a special gala dinner, high-level networking lunch, and an Investment Awards initiative that will recognize the best FDI projects in each region of the world.