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The Annual Investment Meeting , the world’s leading FDI platform, has announced the signature of a partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) at the 7th edition of the AIM which will be held on April 2-4, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre under the theme: ‘International Investment, Path to Competitiveness & Development’.

This year’s meeting aims at bolstering networking and promotions’ opportunities during the upcoming event that will attract and connect major investors, stakeholders, government officials and industry leaders worldwide.

According to the head of organizing Committee, AIM, Dawood Al Shezawi,  “It is of great pride to collaborate with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies in the organization of the upcoming edition of AIM. Dubai has been ranked 1st regionally and 16th globally in the 2015 Global Financial Centres Index.

“The United Arab Emirates as the host of the Expo 2020 is attracting more attention and investments from around the world. Moreover, the AIM 2017 will focus on the special role of foreign firms in enhancing the country’s competitiveness.

Then we feel that WAIPA as our knowledge partner will provide valuable help and allow us to utilize established structures in mobilizing and influencing stakeholders and to promote creative policy solutions,” said  Al Shezawi.

While commenting on the partnership, WAIPA CEO, Bostjan Skalar said: “We are delighted to have a synergy with AIM which has become a benchmark in the FDI industry. This cooperation will allow participants at AIM 2017 to identify key promotion and cooperation opportunities.

We are excited to share our solid experiences in holding training events for IPAs. WAIPA is a global reference point for the FDI as we assist IPAs in advising their respective governments on the formulation of appropriate investment promotion policies and strategies.

“We facilitate access to the needed information and data as well as to technical assistance. So we believe that our contribution will be of remarkable and valuable benefit and assistance to AIM,”

Meanwhile, WAIPA will conduct a capacity-building workshop during the AIM 2017, gathering investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of foreign investment on the competitiveness of national economies.


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