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DED signs key MOU with The Economist Group

Tuesday, March 09, 2010
In order to develop a unique programme of conferences, research and publishing, The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi (DED) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Economist Group, Middle East Africa (TEG). Mr. David Taylor-Evans, the managing director of TEG, and H.E. Saeed Ghanem Bin Hamooda, the Executive director for policies and legislations sector at DED signed the MOU in presence of key directors from both sides. Under this agreement, the Economist Group will provide key influencers, stake holders and investors a platform to analyse, discuss and debate the key developments made towards the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 . H.E. Saeed Ghanem Bin Hamooda commented by saying: “this agreement is a cornerstone to build a comprehensive communication strategy to promote the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 at all levels, increase the involvement of the private sector in the decision making and delivering the goals of growth for Abu Dhabi Emirate”. He added” “this will confirm DED’s role as a major catalyst for growth of Abu Dhabi and would further raise the profile of Abu Dhabi with major companies and economies outside of the Middle East to raise inbound investment levels, in addition to position Abu Dhabi as a global thought leadership hub”. Mr. David Taylor-Evans expressed his pleasure for concluding this agreement: “we at the Economist Group are honoured to be chosen by DED to be their partners through this key MOU”. He explained that the group will provide support in terms of editorial, thought leadership, conferences, access to Economic Intelligence Unit Information and will provide the Export Support Agency with the needed marketing and intelligence resources”. DED leads the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Economic vision 2030, which is a comprehensive strategy for the economy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which includes social and human resource developments, infrastructure and the environment.
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