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Press Release. 

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, will be hosting the 12th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM Global 2023) to be held on May 8 to 10 under the theme “The Investment Paradigm Shift: Future Investment Opportunities to Foster Sustainable Economic Growth, Diversity and Prosperity” with over 600 high-level speakers participating in more than 160 dialogue sessions.

Abu Dhabi’s hosting of the AIM Global for the first time, which is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, is aligned with the emirate’s efforts to further strengthen its economic position in the region and to promote foreign direct investments among the countries of the world by consolidating investment opportunities aimed at sustainable development and leveraging digital technology.

Dawood Al Shezawi, Chairman of the Annual Investment Meeting, said: “The Annual Investment Meeting, the largest investment forum, has succeeded throughout its previous editions in solidifying the position of the United Arab Emirates on the global investment map, and in pushing forward its progress over the next 50 years.”

He added that organizing the 12th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting in Abu Dhabi, which has established itself as a preferred and thriving business and investment destination, is a result of its proactive ability and flexibility in dealing with changes and developments to stimulate and support appropriate events and talents, and providing innovative solutions to face current and future challenges.” He also stressed that they are continuously working to establish the foundations of a business system that provides opportunities for growth and prosperity for investors to achieve sustainable economic and social development goals.

“The event provides businessmen and investors with the opportunity to meet, establish strategic agreements and partnerships, expand their businesses, and introduce new channels of work that are offered by the available investment sectors that are abundant in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the entire United Arab Emirates,” Al Shezawi added.

The Annual Investment Meeting brings together a high-level group of leaders, government officials, decision-makers, businessmen, major regional and international investors, key global companies and organizations, as well as smart city solution and technology providers and a number of startups and institutions financing small and medium-sized projects, over the course of three days. Its main purpose is to discuss how to better utilize technological innovations to augment investments in companies, encourage technology transfer, and increase competitiveness for countries to achieve economic growth through sustainable investments, and exchange views with governments to create stronger economic structures for investors and unify opportunities for the sustainable growth of the economy.

This year’s 12th edition seeks to expand the scope of work by launching a range of activities that will benefit all of its participants. It will focus on two main tracks, Investment and Innovation & Technology, and on 10 key sectors, which include Agriculture, Energy, Technology, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Tourism & Hospitality, Transportation & Logistics, Finance, Healthcare, and Education.