Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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

Foreign Direct Investment

Transition your economy and benefit from the economic gains of sustainable foreign direct investment by presenting viable investment opportunities in your country, city or municipality.

AIM 2020 Conference will focus on how countries, cities, municipalities and Investment Promotion Agencies can attract higher inflow of FDIs through Global Leaders Debate.

Capacity-Building Workshop will be a dedicated interactive activity aimed at enriching participants’ experience and knowledge to attract FDI or to find the most feasible investment opportunity.

A series of regional talks analysing a featured region’s economic landscape, discussing each nation’s risks and challenges, and opportunities to grow through regional cooperation.

Participating regions can discuss investment opportunities as well as explore trade opportunities that will be mutually beneficial to both regions.

A platform to unravel huge and viable investment opportunities within the Belt and Road Initiative by presenting Belt & Road projects mostly to GCC investors.

Exhibitors feature their industry projects and services aimed at achieving economic growth for their country and region. AIM 2020 Exhibition will feature countries, smart city solution providers, startup companies aiming for global operations, SMEs seeking operational expansion, and feasible projects for portfolio investors.

Provides municipalities, cities, and countries an ideal platform to promote investment opportunities at their location to a large number of genuine investors onsite. This feature will accommodate at least 16 country presentations.

Conglomerate companies can present their investment proposals and win investor confidence in a dedicated spot within the Consolidated Investment Presentation activity.

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.

Representatives of top investment houses, investment corporations, development banks, sovereign wealth funds and portfolio investors meet with official government envoys in a formal and secured setting conducive to the formation of investment partnership and collaboration.

Groups of country, city or municipal representatives will be invited to present their projects and investment opportunities in a set up that allows them to meet as many investors onsite.

AIM recognises the stellar contributors of Investment Promotion Agencies in promoting and securing investment for a particular location. Investment Awards are given to investments made to regions and countries that have resulted to significant economic growth, providing improved quality of life to people.

AIM honours significant investments made my individuals, corporations, organisations and government institutions to economic, trade, and development projects in various regions, countries, cities, and municipalities.

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.


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.

A reliable platform for smart city solution providers to attract viable investments on disruptive technology.

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.