The eighth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2018 was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in the presence of Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy. While several ministers and officials mainly from the UAE, India, Oman, South Korea, Russia, Egypt, Italy and Jordan were also present at the meeting.
Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 9-11, 2018, was produce an outstanding investment conference with top-notch global experts, renowned academics and experienced consultants to update AIM audiences with
contemporary investment trends in an ever-changing domain of FDI. The theme for AIM 2018 was “Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through FDI: Partnerships for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development.”
Dawood Al Shezawi, the CEO of AIM Organizing Committee, said “It will be an enriching experience designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of investment-related topics. Sometimes it’s very crucial for projects owners to find right investors. They may have a very good and promising project in hand with no one to invest on.
“Core reason for this is the wrong approach to investors. AIM workshop will train project owners to build capacity for attracting investors, financiers and powerful policymakers globally.
The prestigious line-up of speakers and panelists for Meeting include Philip Kucharski, Chief Operating Officer of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Nicolle Graugnard, Senior Policy Manager for Commission on Trade and Investment Policy, ICC World Trade Agenda Initiative of ICC, Zoe Harries, Marketing and Business Development Director of Investment Consulting Associate (ICA), Laurens Van der Schoor, Free Zones and Incentives Advisor of ICA, Chris Knight, Global Commercial Director of fDi Intelligence, Dr. Henry Loewendahl, CEO of WAVTEQ, Christian Kollinsky, Senior Director of Sustainable Development WAVTEQ, Michael Maduell, President of Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), John Hanna, Managing Director of GDP Global, Christina Knutsson Director/Partner GDP Global, Jonathan Earl, Managing Director of Strategic Communication of FTI Consulting, Antti Aumo, Executive Director of Business Finland and Yong Kook Kim, Head of Invest Korea, are among many other renowned business leaders.