Dubai, UAE, The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced that the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2015 will include a Ministerial Roundtable comprising ministers from several countries specialising in investment, economy, finance, foreign trade, foreign affairs and international cooperation.


According to the MoE, this roundtable will discuss the prospects for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and ways to support and develop FDI flow between countries.


AIM 2015 will be held from 30 March to 1 April 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.


Ministers from eight countries will discuss growth potential for knowledge-based economies, with the goal of spurring investment and creating the appropriate environment for growth and development.


HE Abdullah Al Shehhi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Economy said: “We are delighted to be organizing the Annual Investment Meeting 2015, which will feature a roundtable for participating ministers responsible for economy, investment and international cooperation in several countries. The roundtable will discuss ways to develop and support direct investment, knowledge and technological developments, as well as exchanging unique experiences in these fields which will bring real benefit to delegates attending the event.”






















 H.E. Al Shehhi


Walid Farghal, Director General, Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) Organising Committee said that ministers will address sustainable development topics including innovation and technology transfer, and to look to find sustainable solutions to the issues faced by promoting development, encouraging two-way investment and trade cooperation between countries. Farghal added that the Roundtable was a high profile platform where the exchange of ideas on boosting FDI would help ensure consistency in policies to achieve economic growth.


Delegations and representatives from several countries will meet at AIM 2015 to discuss this year’s main topic of ‘FDI’, and ways of enhancing its operations globally. The forum is themed around "Sustainable Development through FDI Induced Innovation and Technology Transfer".


The role innovation plays in the move towards a knowledge-based economy will be core to the addenda of the 2015 conference. Knowledge-based economies tend to be more willing to engage in the use of modern technology in developing innovative products and services.Experts say that many countries have reinvented themselves by better understanding their own individual knowledge economies at a time when natural resources are harder to come by. These countries can demonstrate real economic added value and financial growth.


Innovation can only grow in a positive, encouraging and nurturing space and education plays a key role in facilitating this space and will also be a major point for debate at the conference.

AIM aims to develop FDIs globally, putting its prospects and challenges on the table for discussion in the presence of experts, officials, ministers and policymakers


AIM 2015 will highlight investments in various economic sectors, including industry, technology, agriculture, health, education, knowledge-based economy, energy and others. The event will be attended by delegation, experts and officials from around the world who will participate in public and private sessions.


AIM 2015 aims to be a global platform for many investment deals, and a hub to exchange experiences and ideas about FDIs, and discuss all that matters to investors, in addition to support the flow of investments to countries wishing to attract more.

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