On next October 8, Rosewood Hotel in Mariah island in Abu Dhabi will be launched the events of the sixth Emirates International Investment Forum organized by the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi (DED) in cooperation with Institutional Investor and the participation of more than 300 representatives and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and official and commercial delegations and businessmen from around (20) Arab and foreign countries.
The forum has been inaugurated by HE Nasser Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi by a speech in which he draw attention to the most prominent development projects taking place in the United Arab Emirates and especially in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which will provide many investment opportunities and contribute to attracting foreign direct investment in the light of the development and growth witnessed by the country's economy that enabled it to ranked first in the recent reports of international competitiveness.
HE Hamad Abdullah Almass, Executive Director of International Economic Relations Department said that this annual forum has become an important platform where business leaders and foreign investors meet with decision makers in the UAE. He added that the forum of this year will focus on major development projects in a variety of sectors, most notably the financial sector in light of the regional and international recovery of the global markets.
He added that the forum will include four discussion sessions. The first on the topic of the importance of the expectations of the global financial markets, the second in relation to key ingredients that make the UAE attractive for investments, third meeting will be dedicated to discussing the future of Abu Dhabi International Financial Centre to be launched soon in Mariah island and its role in changing the role of the region in global markets and the fourth will be about the impact of the UAE emerging market status on the financial sector in the region.
HE Hamad Abdullah Almass affirmed that the DED organized this annual forum because it is keen to keep up with swift changes of the international investments map and to take advantage of the opportunities and potential offered by the UAE so as to contribute in attracting foreign investment to each emirate according to their needs and opportunities of investment so as to be the first destination and a main business centre in the region for businessmen and capitals.
For his part, Head of Asia and Middle East at Institutional Investor, said: The Forum of this year insisted on the participation of 12 foreign embassies and their business representatives in the UAE in order to strengthen the presence of senior companies in these countries given that the forum provides these companies with clear information about how to do business and commercial activities in the United Arab Emirates, which is a unique opportunity to provide a common platform connecting key decision makers in the UAE with investors and foreign businessmen so as to learn more about investment prospects in the country.
Will participate in the discussion sessions of the Forum sponsored by NBAD, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and IDS Securities, each of Fahd Raqabani, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, Mohammed Hassan Al Qamzi, CEO of the Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones, Rashid Al Balushi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Mahmood Ebraheem Al Mahmood, CEO of ADS Securities, Alex Thorsba CEO of the Nnational Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and Khaled Salmeen Al Kuwari, CEO and Managing Director of Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).