The Annual Investment Meeting started on a strong note on the morning of May 1st, 2012 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center. Inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) delivered more than expected.
Amidst powerful statements made during the Opening Ceremony on the status of FDI delivered by HE Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, The Russian Federation and HE Zafer Caglayan, Minister of Economy of Turkey,many words of congratulations poured to thank Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade for hosting the event.
In her introductory address, Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi recalled the world economic situation against which the prominence of the UAE in reenergizing trade and investments worldwide. “The UAE economic empowerment started with the exceptional leadership and strategic visions of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of State, and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Well-planned government guidelines and strategies, a competitive economy and an advanced trade status have also contributed to the UAE’s emergence as a bridge between East and West. Since then, it is worth noting that the UAE has highly committed to enhancing its resources through economic diversification and foreign investment promotion throughout the region. We have created and maintained in the Emirates a highly favorable business and investment climate. The efforts of these organizations have been instrumental in many of the UAE’s achievements, such as ranking 25th out of 139 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum in 2010, 40 out of 183 countries in the Doing Business Report issued by the World Bank, and 1st among Arab countries and 16th worldwide in the Global Trade Enabling Report 2010 issued by the World Economic Forum.”
“The Annual Investment Meeting does not only matter for the region, this is an important global platform for FDI” said His Excellency Armen Gevorgyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Armenia. He centered his speech on the drastic policy and strategy changes Armenia is implementing now to keep ahead of the global race for competitiveness. “Education, science and technology–focused investments have become consequential and paramount to our long term economic strategy. The continuous shift in world economy changed and transformed the relationship between investors’ countries and the host economies.
HE Rustam Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan,
The Russian Federation
There is no doubt that this Forum will
play an important role
global investment and we were pleased
to participate in it.
see the link for the Annual Investment Meeting 2012 report.