Annual Investment Meeting 2019

Date: 08 - 10 April 2019

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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