With the participation of 80 countries and around 5,000 investors and businessmen, the third edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) aims to offer participants the opportunity for promoting and identifying available investment opportunities.
AIM 2013 will bring together the heads of states, the ministers of trade and industry, financiers and academics from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf as well as international organizations such as the World Bank, the World Trade Center, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and other international food and agriculture organizations.
AIM 2013 is scheduled to be held on April 30-May 2 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade of United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
This edition will be focused on the future of the global economy, the implications that are expected for direct foreign investments as well as growth prospects in emerging markets.
AIM 2013 promises to be a rich and unique experience, which will include inspiring talks from keynote speakers and discussions in a thought leadership conference, a Tripartite High-Level Meeting, country presentations, an exhibition, site visits and networking events.
A new feature introduced in AIM 2013 is the Tripartite High-Level Meeting involving major stakeholders of the international trade and investment community such as senior policy makers, business executives, representatives of multilateral agencies as well as world renowned experts from research centers and academia.
The conference will provide analysis of global trade and investment trends and major policy developments, foreign investment policies, strategies and objectives of sovereign wealth funds in the world. A special focus will be made on investment in specific regions such as Africa and Asia.
Discussions will assess the potential capacities of emerging markets, the long-term viability of future economic growth through increased investments and foreign trade and focus on matters related to successful policies and frameworks in order to overcome the challenges faced by a global economy.
Countries participating in AIM 2013 will have the opportunity to exhibit information on their investment opportunities and conditions within the framework of a first class exhibition area and to make actual country presentations in special sessions embedded in the program of the conference itself.
AIM 2013 is a unique opportunity for investors to gather and study the current investment opportunities in emerging markets. It is designed as a unique platform where international investors interested in viable innovative projects and long term investments meet with businessmen and decision makers from many world countries.