Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Secure funding to fast-track commercialisation of future cities projects by presenting a diversified portfolio.

Smart city solution providers and project holders can gain unique opportunity to learn from experts’ advice and knowledge on top disruptive technology and how to secure funding.

Brilliant ideas deserve to reach end-users. Future Cities Workshop will ensure entrepreneurs possess not only the big ideas but the skills to sell their ideas for funding.

AIM Exhibition highlights latest smart cities solutions to attract the interest and commitment of regional and international investors.

High-level meetings between and among government officials, and with the private sector will be held in a secured environment.

A celebratory and festive event attended by thousands of guests and delegates who also maximise the opportunity to network and promote their investment agenda. The evening will also hold the Investment Awards and Investor Awards for their excellence in the promotion of sustainable investments.

A strategic networking lunch for senior high-level government representatives, top-tier officials from the private sector, renowned individuals from the academia, and social luminaries. This allows participants to meet, network, and build business relations.

Participants can continue expanding their network during sponsored breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or can simply reconnect with old contacts in a very relaxed and casual environment.

AIM Investors’ Hub will accommodate smart cities solution providers to meet with interested investors and attract funding for their business ideas.

Investors and project holders of smart cities solutions can discuss, explore and secure investment partnership during AIM Investment Roundtable.

Smart city solutions provider will be recognised for their brilliant ideas that are aligned to achieve increased operational efficiency and productivity, sustainability, and economic growth.

Rapport-building activities- Fun Run, AIM World Cup, Dubai Opera, and Culture and Heritage Attractions, will be held prior to the event proper to create a spirit of camaraderie among participants and appreciation of other culture and tradition.


An established platform where countries, cities and municipalities attract higher inflow of FDI by featuring investment destinations at their locations.

A competitive opportunity for SMEs to advance their entrepreneurial agenda by attracting sustainable investments.

A platform that seeks to enable startups’ business ideas to come to life or expand their operations by securing funding.

An efficient platform for countries, business enterprises, and organisations to improve their capital account position through portfolio investments.

A side event that aims to link GCC investors to opportunities within Belt and Road Initiative.