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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Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI)

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) is a global organization that focuses on public investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pensions, superannuation funds, central bank reserves, endowments and more.
We provide specialized services such as research and consulting to various corporations, funds and governments. Our flagship publication, the Sovereign Wealth Quarterly, is the premier publication on public sector asset ownership and management globally. Through our work, we have molded the public investor market and have defined concepts and terms like the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index (LMTI) and Sovereign Wealth Enterprise (SWE), and are regularly featured in business news publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal.

Michael Maduell, President and founder of SWFI, is a sought after speaker and consultant who works with sovereign funds, pensions, and other long-term investors, and has made appearances on CNBC, BNN, CNN, and a number of different institutional investor-focused conferences. He is also a contributor to the Follow the Money Show podcast.

Events Series

In addition, SWFI facilitates sovereign fund, pension, endowment and central bank events around the world. Our premier event, the Institute Fund Summit, is an information-driven, marketing-free forum where delegates share insights, engage in forward looking discussions, and learn relevant, timely market intelligence.

This is an exclusive event for institutional investors, government officials, and high-level investment executives who want to interact and build relationships. Nearly 95% of attendees at our events are decision-makers in their firms. Significant emphasis is placed on peer to peer interactions, with sufficient networking time built into each engagement. No media or press is allowed.

Attendees at our VIP forum have the opportunity to hear from dynamic and engaging speakers from the global institutional investor community on the opportunities and challenges facing asset owners. Speakers are curated by our Event Advisory Board, which provides counsel on the planning and organization of events as well as the formation of strategic partners. Past speakers at our Summit series include:

• Thomas Fearnley, Director of Investments, Ministry of Finance, Norway
• Eila Kreivi, Director, Head of Capital Markets Development, European investment Bank
• Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
• H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Former CEO, Qatar Investment Authority; Founder and CEO, Sharq Capital Investment LLC

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P.0. Box 10161 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T:   +971 4 392 3232    F:   +971 4 392 3332