Dubai Crown Prince says October event will raise the profile of emirate as a strategic and futuristic city
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has issued directives to start preparations for the fourth edition of the Dubai Investment Week (DIW) to be held from October 7-11.
DIW seeks to further raise the profile of Dubai as a strategic and futuristic city as well as a gateway to regional markets and a global business hub.
Sheikh Hamdan stressed the importance of strengthening partnerships with the local and international investment community.
He said it was important to develop a comprehensive overview of the current and future investment environment and opportunities in all economic sectors.
Sheikh Hamdan added that the Dubai Investment Week, organised by Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, has significantly supported Dubai’s effort to facilitate growth, partnerships and innovative opportunities for the investor community, in addition to identifying unique opportunities for investment as well as regional and global growth.
The Dubai Investment Week, which will be held under the theme of Investing in Future Transformation, will focus on the role of foreign investment in shaping the future.
The event will also showcase investment opportunities being generated by Expo 2020.
Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, said the event will focus on the key drivers of future growth such as digital transformation and investing in emerging companies.
Dubai is one of the world’s most attractive cities for investments and provides the talent, robust infrastructure and legislative framework necessary to support digital transformation and knowledge economy growth, he added.
Dubai Investment Week will host a number of dialogue forums held in partnership with government entities, free zones and global consulting firms to discuss the event’s key themes and economic trends of interest to investors and policymakers.
Sessions at the event will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the mechanisms and opportunities for public-private partnerships and the advantages that Dubai offers as a preferred global destination for investment.
DIW also aims to enhance and facilitate communication and dialogue between the leaders of the Government of Dubai and the local and international investor community.