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AIM 2015 Theme

Welcome to Annual Investment Meeting

The theme of the fifth edition of the Annual Investment 2015 will be focused on "Sustainable Development through FDI Induced Innovation and Technology Transfer". The event will be held from 30 March - 1 April 2015 at the Dubai international Convention and Exhibition Center. It will be the occasion to gather the world's leading academics, experts and practitioners to discuss and debate how essential is innovative activity for growth and development and how FDI can contribute to sustainable economic growth through transfer of technology and the supportive investment policies that are needed to attract and retain investment of the right kind as well as the internationalization of research and development activities by transnational corporations.

Testimonials [ View all ]


“Increased foreign investment flows into the least developed countries of Asia and Pacific, in particular from the emerging economies of the region, are evidence that most countries are getting [...] Read more »

Dr Shamshad Akhtar Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Secretary of ESCAP

“The United Arab Emirates is proud to host, since the inception of AIM, a special forum on China and Arab World Investment and Cooperation. This is a testimony of the importance we attach to the hea[...] Read more »

Abdullah Al Saleh Undersecretary, Ministry of Economy, UAE

“China has become the world’s third largest FDI contributor, with diversified overseas investment in forms of greenfield investment, M&A, and equity investment. Importance will be attached to [...] Read more »

Ann Yuan Yue Deputy Director General, Guangzhou BOFTEC, People’s Republic of China

“World Expos, Olympic Games and other mega-events have proven to be powerful forces shaping cities and countries and are linked to the environmental, economic and social sustainability goals of a na[...] Read more »

Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy UAE Minister of State, Chairperson of Dubai Cares, Emirates Competitiveness Council and National Bureau Of Statistics

“With the power of partnerships, governments and industry can help to deliver the infrastructure and the necessary services that people need – and that together we can start off a virtuous circle [...] Read more »

Hamadoun Touré Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

“As a general comment, I would like to say that I think the AIM held high qualitative standard. Most of the participants – speakers, moderators, panelists – were indeed professionals. I [...] Read more »

Kai Hammerich President, KA Foreign Investment Corporation

“The Annual Investment Meeting 2014 served for our office as an opportunity to meet with key partners and discuss possible options of collaboration and future partnerships. The meeting gave interest[...] Read more »

Ad Spijkers FAO Sub regional Office Coordinator for the Gulf Cooperation Council States and Yemen and FAO Representative in UAE ad interim

“I am grateful for the opportunity of taking part in this fantastic event, with such an impressive scale and where I had the pleasure of seeing old friends and also meeting new ones. Indeed, I met r[...] Read more »

Ana-Teresa T. Lehmann Associate Professor of Economics, CEF-UP, FEP, University of Porto, Portugal

“During the last 15 years, emerging economies and middle income countries have played a major role in shaping FDI flows. The current FDI reality sees the growing importance of developing countries b[...] Read more »

Arancha González Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)

” AIM 2014 provides ICD full branding coverage and enable it to connect with many investors from the world. It was the right platform to deliberate on the challenges facing the member countries [...] Read more »

Mr. Khaled Mohamed Al-Aboodi CEO & General Manager The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

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