Annual Investment Meeting

April 8 to 10, 2019 • Dubai, UAE

Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization
Explore investment opportunities in more than 140 countries






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About Us

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”.

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Why Attend?

Learn about the latest location developments, FDI trends, projections, and investment promotion strategies from 100+ FDI experts and business & political leaders globally by attending the AIM Conference and Capacity Building Workshops.

Position your organization / country to get maximum exposure and promote your projects and investment opportunities to a targeted audience including SWF, Private Funds, Multinationals, investors and businessmen, key project owners, consultants and financiers while participating in AIM Exhibition.

Meet and connect with over 19,000 visitors and 1,500 conference delegates including industry leaders and key stakeholders from the regional and international community through various Networking functions.

Explore investment opportunities in various sectors in over 140 countries and get in touch with various IPAs, Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and Business Councils from across the globe.

Book your Country Presentations and get direct access to key decision makers, government leaders and investors when they are actively seeking opportunities.

Pitch your project ideas to investors and incubators at AIM Startup.

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AIM 2018 Speakers


Rustam Minnikhanov

Republic of Tatarstan

Sergey Cheremin

Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government
Moscow City Government

Vera Songwe

Executive Secretary
UN Economic Commission for Africa

Sindiso Ndema Ngwenya

Secretary General
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consists of fifteen member states, which are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

ECOWAS was set up to foster the ideal of collective development and mutual support for the benefit of its member states and as a Customs Union since January 2015, it is meant to deepen integration into an Economic Union. ECOWAS promotes peace, security and stability in the region as the fundamental parameters upon which socio-economic policies are built.

ECOWAS combined GDP was $675 billion in 2013 with a population of 300 million people, forecast to grow to 400 million people by 2020.

The Vision of ECOWAS is to create a borderless region where the population has access to its abundant resources and is able to exploit same through the creation of opportunities under a sustainable environment.

Today, as the economies of African countries continue to witness steady growth, ECOWAS registers the strongest growth on the continent, with a GDP of 6.3 percent in 2013 and this was achieved largely due to the collective prosperity drive.

By increasing year-on growth, the region is now demonstrating that it has the potential and the will to address challenges hampering its economic and social development. In this regard, the Commission is creating a favourable environment for rapid economic development through the regional integration process.

The region has in the past few years developed cooperation agreements with various countries and other economic blocs around the world, in order to diversify its partners and to better mainstream ECOWAS in the multilateral trading system.

ECOWAS has embarked on the development of regional infrastructure projects in the areas of energy generation and distribution, road construction, water and sanitation, maritime transport, road transport, etc. These projects fall under the ECOWAS Community Development Programme, which has developed to spur the Economic development of the 15 member countries in a harmonious way.

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