The Annual Investment Meeting is the world's leading and most established gathering of the international investment community, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
The event offers a truly knowledge-based forum with cutting edge information on the latest developments in foreign direct investment and related issues. It serves as a unique platform to meet, network, and exchange experiences, explore business opportunities and sign cooperation agreements and partnerships.
Included in its 9th Edition are the following features: Conference, International Exhibition, Capacity Building Workshops, AIM Startup, Investment Awards, AIM Connect, Investors’ Hub, Country Presentations, and Online/Onsite Business Matchmaking.
The ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be held on 8 – 10 April 2019 at the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme is “Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization”.
UAE Issues Decree on Foreign Direct Investment
The UAE has been a prime regional destination of FDI inflows. Recently, UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued Decree No. 19 of 2018 on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
The decree is expected to change the country's investment environment by attracting more FDI. The new law comes at a time when the UAE continues to experience good growth in capital and FDI inflows.
Day 1 - 8 April 2019
08:00 – 10:00 Registration & Badges Collection
09:00 – 10:00 Delegates Proceed to the Opening Ceremony Room
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Ceremony
10:05 – 11:35 Plenary Session One: Global Leaders Debate: Shaping the Digital Future of Foreign Direct Investment
11:35 – 12:30 Interview with Industry Leader
12:00 – 12:30 Grand Opening Speeches
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break (High-level networking)
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary Session Two: Technology, Big Data & AI: Foreseeing the Impact of Digital Economies
15:00 – 16:00 Plenary Session Three: Countering the Global Rise of Protectionism Policies for Sustainable Growth
16:00 – 17:00 Plenary Session Four: Investment Promotion Agency Roundtable: Attracting Investments in the 4.0 World
17:00 End of Conference Programme Day 1
Day 2 - 9 April 2019
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Remarks
10:05 – 10:20 Day 2 Opening Keynote Address
10:20 – 11:20 Interview with Industry Leader
11:20 – 12:10 Plenary Session Five: Investors Debate: Investing for Change
12:10 – 13:00 Plenary Session Six: Small and Medium Enterprise Focus: Strengthening SMEs in a Digitalized World
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break (High level networking)
14:30 – 15:30 Plenary Session Seven: FDI and Human Capital: The Evolution of Workforce in a Digitally Globalized World
15:30 – 16:30 Plenary Session Eight: Regional Focus: Withstanding Headwinds in the Foreign Direct Investment Market
16:30– 17:00 Plenary Session Nine: AIM 2019 Outcomes Discussion Session
17:00 Closing Ceremony
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