Annual Investment Meeting (AIM Congress)

Leadership & C-Suite; Venture Capital & Private Equity

Address: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Date: 08 to 10 Apr '19
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The Annual Investment Meeting is the world's leading and most established gathering of the international investment community, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

The event offers a truly knowledge-based forum with cutting edge information on the latest developments in foreign direct investment and related issues. It serves as a unique platform to meet, network, and exchange experiences, explore business opportunities and sign cooperation agreements and partnerships.

Included in its 9th Edition are the following features: Conference, International Exhibition, Capacity Building Workshops, AIM Startup, Investment Awards, AIM Connect, Investors’ Hub, Country Presentations, and Online/Onsite Business Matchmaking.

The ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be held on 8 – 10 April 2019 at the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme is “Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization”.



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Key Themes & Topics

LEARN about the latest location developments, FDI trends, projections, and investment promotion strategies from 100+ FDI experts and business & political leaders globally by attending the AIM Conference and Capacity Building Workshops.

POSITION your organization / country to get maximum exposure and promote your projects and investment opportunities to a targeted audience including SWF, Private Funds, Multinationals, investors and businessmen, key project owners, consultants and financiers while participating in AIM Exhibition.

MEET and connect with over 19,000 visitors and 1,500 conference delegates including industry leaders and key stakeholders from the regional and international community through various Networking functions.

EXPLORE investment opportunities in various sectors in over 140 countries and get in touch with various IPAs, Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and Business Councils from across the globe.

BOOK your Country Presentations and get direct access to key decision makers, government leaders and investors when they are actively seeking opportunities.

PITCH your project ideas to investors and incubators at AIM Startup.

Learning Outcomes

The Annual Investment Meeting produces a world-class investment conference with a faculty of topnotch global experts, renowned academics, and seasoned practitioners to enlighten AIM audiences with current investment trends in an ever-changing world of FDI.

Plenary Session One: Global Leaders Debate: Shaping the Digital Future of Foreign Direct Investment

Plenary Session Two: Blockchain, Technology, Big Data & AI: Foreseeing the Impact of Digital Economies

Plenary Session Three: Countering the Global Rise of Protectionism Policies for Sustainable Growth

Plenary Session Four: Investment Promotion Agency Roundtable: Attracting Investments in the 4.0 World

Plenary Session Five: Investors Debate: Investing for Change

Plenary Session Six: Small and Medium Enterprise Focus: Strengthening SMEs in a Digitalized World

Plenary Session Seven: FDI and Human Capital: The Evolution of Workforce in a Digitally Globalized World

Plenary Session Eight: Regional Focus: Withstanding Headwinds in the Foreign Direct Investment Market

Plenary Session Nine: AIM 2019 Outcomes Discussion Session


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