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 (AIM) is the World’s Leading Platform for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
AIM is the largest global investment gathering of corporate leaders, policy makers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting FDI. It aims to connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors.
The ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be held on April 8 – 10, 2019 at the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme is ‘Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization’.
This will discuss the impact of digital globalization, how policies can be set in place to encourage an innovative investment atmosphere, the need to create long-term investment opportunities, and how to attract and develop skilled talents from across the world.

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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 2019 Speakers


Rustam Minnikhanov

Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Republic

H.E. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary General
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland

Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan

ACWA Power International, Saudi Arabia

Ayman Amin Sejiny

Chief Executive Officer
Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Saudi Arabia

Steve Bertamini

Chief Executive Officer
Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Chunyuan Gu

President, Region Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) & Member of the Group Executive Committee
ABB Ltd, Switzerland
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South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry evolved from the SA Chamber of Business (SACOB) which, in itself, was created by dynamic forces at play in South African business as the Federated Chamber of Industries amalgamated with the then ASSOCOM (Associated Chambers of Commerce).

Today SACCI represents a diverse spectrum of business interests from the around 50 regional chamber movements representing 20 000 small businesses, through to the 20 national associations (including large employers like the Security Industry Alliance which employs around half a million people) and 50 odd corporates- making SACCI the largest business grouping of business interests in South Africa with an estimated footprint of around 80% of GDP by value.

Given current and expected socio-economic circumstances- SACCI is the important and effective national “voice” of business. Advocacy, and lobbying functions,

which serve as the traditional, and remain, key responsibilities, will be needed even more in the years ahead but SACCI is far more than that- today.  This document is intended to illustrate the value of collective action by SACCI and how this serves the interests of members.

SACCI has, since 2016 February, been working on additional rewards and benefits to members at different layers of membership and our corporates are working with us to up the value proposition. For the corporates, it’s a question of accessing a captive market (the broad church of membership and their inherent employees) whilst the SACCI office seeks to make the relationship a win win in terms of improving the revenue stream for the organisation, thus allowing for the resourcing of more effective service offerings going forward.

In this regard, SACCI and its chambers are pushing the envelope of the traditional singular policy advocacy offering only.

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P.0. Box 10161 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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