ABU DHABI- The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM Global 2023), one of the world’s largest investment platforms, will be held in Abu Dhabi from May 8-10, 2023. The 12th edition of the conference, organised by the AIM Foundation, will focus on “The Investment Paradigm Shift: Future Investment Opportunities to Foster Sustainable Economic Growth, Diversity and Prosperity,” with the aim of building a global economic roadmap that establishes investment opportunities, upholds solidarity and develops economic relations among nations. The conference will also address the impacts of technological disruptions, climate change, geopolitical tensions and inflation on sustainable economic growth.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) is a lead partner of the event, which will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technologies. The UAE has been ranked first in the Arab world and 19th globally for its ability to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, according to the World Investment Report 2022 issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The UAE also emerged 17th globally in terms of FDI outflows that totaled $22.5 billion in 2021, reflecting a 19% growth compared to 2020.
The conference will feature a variety of interactive panel discussions and sessions, with several high-level speakers and experts working together to present solutions and approaches to introducing new sources of investments and directing more capital for various economic activities, both locally and globally. AIM Global’s workshops and sessions will include “The future of FDI: Key trends that will drive FDI in 2023 and after,” “Attracting high-quality FDI for economic growth,” “The future of investment promotion,” and “How to provide what investors want.”
Pre-event sessions include “Global Leaders Debate: The Future Paradigm Shift: Future Investment Opportunities to Foster Sustainable Economic Growth, Diversity, and Prosperity,” “Investing in Space to attain the UN SDG’s and Sustainability,” “Global Economic Outlook – Beyond the Paradigm Shift, Where Next for the Investment Market,” and “Devoting FPIs Towards a Greener World.” Other sessions include “Creating Resilient Supply Chains to Enhance Growth Opportunities,” “Quality FDI: Attracting Meaningful Investments for Economic Growth,” and “Sustainable Investment Opportunities in FDI.”
Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, said, “We are pleased to host the Annual Investment Meeting in Abu Dhabi, which is attracting world-class economic events and conferences to discuss new developments and drivers of FDIs and their role in economic growth. Ranked as one of the best destinations to attract FDI, Abu Dhabi is forging ahead with its efforts to enhance a business-supportive ecosystem that presents investors with growth opportunities.”
The AIM Global conference aims to offer detailed insights into how corporate investors make international expansion and location decisions, explore opportunities for FDI and FPI in identifying changes that will transform the global investment landscape, and discuss how FPIs have been adhering to ESG and climate goals. Other topics include creating resilient supply chains and new infrastructure in the 21st century, encouraging the development of sustainable technologies, and integrating ESG going forward.
(Compiled by Naseel Voici)