September 24, 2023

AIM 2022: A powerful platform for ideas, investment programmes and more

The UAE is one of the world’s top 20 economies in terms of FDI. AIM 2022 will explore pivotal themes, including mainstreaming Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments and importance of special economic zones (SEZ), among other relevant topics. The event this year will witness the who’s who of the industries as banking, finance, retail, agriculture, energy and more. The participants will highlight several interesting topics as – attracting quality investments, integrating innovative approaches in investment promotion, FDIs for future cities, zero risk startups, Metaverse experience and more.

While bringing in foreign investment to the UAE has been Annual Investment Meeting’s (AIM) prime goal, figures reflect the success story. The UAE ranked first regionally and 9th globally in the Global Competitiveness Report 2021 issued by the Global Competitiveness Centre and ranked first globally in 22 indicators. Despite the UN’s figures that global foreign direct investment flows decreased by 42 per cent in 2020, the UAE recorded a 44 per cent growth in inward FDI flows in 2020, compared to 2019, to reach AED73 billion.

AIM 2022 sessions will focus on different subjects reflecting the need of the hour. The forum is one of the most exclusive investments gatherings in the world, bringing together prominent political, economic, financial and academic figures. The much-acclaimed event has achieved several historic milestones as it offers a truly-knowledge based forum with cutting edge information on the latest developments in FDI and related issues.

Moments from the past edition of the meeting

“Flexibility of business environment, constant update of provisions to meet global standards, keeping capital inflows flowing have all contributed to making the UAE a global magnet for investment and
entrepreneurship. Stepping in to make such an endeavor a grand success has been the instrumental role of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), an initiative of the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, which has
continuously served as a stimulating platform for ideas and programmes related to investments,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, President of the Annual Investment Meeting Organizing Committee AIM is supported by several Ministries and Government Departments, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Smart City Solution Providers, Venture Capitalists and several financial institutions to provide Startups with an
abundance of opportunities.

It has been noted that the digital technologies particularly, artificial intelligence, renewable energy and other disruptive technologies are all major and initiatives for FDIs. With the stage set for another vibrant session, statistics has proved AIM’s inherent strength as a powerful platform.

Related articles

VAT for catering trade: Socializing must remain a fundamental right

The VAT rate could soon be raised again to 19% in the catering sector. To relieve the restaurants, the rate was reduced to 7% during the corona pandemic for a limited period until December 31, 2023. In an open letter, HANS IM GLÜCK now makes it clear what another increase means for the catering trade.

UAE’s SME sector playing critical role in achieving economic growth

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE have taken on a critical and highly essential role in the move towards achieving economic growth and diversity as they represent more than 94% of the total number of companies operating in the country–ably provide jobs to more than 86% of the private sector’s workforce. SMEs in