Abu Dhabi, UAE — Abu Dhabi will host the 12th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) from May 8 to 10 next year to discuss the shift in the global investment landscape in a global environment characterised by geopolitical and economic challenges and its impacts on the attraction of foreign direct investments, and financing vital economic sectors such as entrepreneurship, startups, and SMEs.
The meeting, which will be attended by decision-makers, investors, experts, and academic figures from all over the world, will also address new trends in the current global digital transformation that’s being experienced by developing and developed economies.
Supported by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technologies, with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) as a lead partner, the AIM Global 2023 theme is “The Investment Paradigm Shift: Future Investment Opportunities to Foster Sustainable Economic Growth, Diversity, and Prosperity”.
At a press conference held on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, the announcement about the launch of AIM Global 2023 was made in the presence of Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Vice Chairman of the UAE Industry Development Council, and Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of ADDED.
The meeting will feature many sessions and workshops that discuss vital topics, including Future Cities, how to use innovative technologies to address the increasing demands, the business sector’s ability to keep abreast of the fast changes, the future role of Startups and SMEs, and the importance of innovation in achieving growth against a strong competitive background.
The AIM Global 2023 pillars will discuss the global capital market transformation, ways to improve the flexibility of global supply chains to benefit from growth opportunities, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution & AI technologies in the years to come.
Dr. Al Zeyoudi lauded AIM’s ability to change its activities to keep abreast of the new changes in the global economy.
“AIM Global 2023 will enable the UAE to increase its contribution to the regional & international efforts that aim to enhance the global business landscape reiterating the UAE’s status as a trade & investment hub, regionally and globally, as well as enhance the UAE’s position on the global investment map and occupy advanced ranks among the top 20 global destinations that attract foreign investment,” Dr. Al Zeyoudi added.