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|11 October, 2017

Dubai Investment Week draws support from frontline enterprises and media

Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Investments, Dubai South, Meraas Holding, Dubai

Dubai Investment Week draws support from frontline enterprises and media
Event has generated substantial local, regional and global interest, says Fahad Al Gergawi

Dubai - Dubai Investment Development Agency, an agency of Dubai Economy, has announced strategic partners from the private sector and media supporting the Dubai Investment Week 2017, organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, 15-19 October 2017.

Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Investments, Dubai South, Meraas Holding, Dubai Science Park, and Philips have extended their partnership to the Dubai Investment Week 2017, underscoring the importance of the event in providing an overview of the opportunities for growth, partnership, innovation and investment in all vital sectors that support 2021 UAE National Agenda and the Dubai 2021 Plan.

Strategic media partners for the event include Dubai Media Corporation, CNBC Arabia, France 24 (Monte Carlo Radio International), and China Arab Television.

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"The Dubai Investment Week has generated substantial interest across local, regional and international dialogue forums and we see an increase in the number of strategic partners and sponsors since they realise the value proposition of the event in terms of engaging with investors and building long-term partnerships among investors, decision-makers and the public and private sectors," said Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO, Dubai FDI.

"The support extended by leading local and foreign media will enable the event to deliver its message effectively, and also enhance investor understanding of the new growth cycle in Dubai and the region as well as the key pillars of that growth in addition to the diverse investment opportunities it has created,” Al Gergawi added.

Al Gergawi pointed out that the agenda of the Dubai Investment Week 2017 reflects the outcomes of the previous two events and future trends while looking at strengthening partnerships within the local and international investor community and enhancing knowledge of the growth and innovation opportunities in Dubai as well as its connected markets.

“Dubai Investment Week offers a unique platform to reinforce Dubai’s reputation as the preferred destination for investments & partnerships across sectors, and facilitate opportunities to boost Foreign Direct Investment inflows into Dubai. As a strategic partner, Dubai Investments is aligned with the objectives of Dubai Investment Week, to identify and discuss strategic roadmap for investments in the infrastructure, services and knowledge sectors, among others,” said Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Investments.

“Dubai Duty Free is delighted to be a Strategic Partner of Dubai Investment Week. A great deal of planning goes into the hosting of events of this magnitude and I have no doubt that the organizers will deliver a conference that we can all take great pride in,” commented Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Dubai Duty Free.

Dr. Arjen Radder, CEO Philips MET, said: “We are honored to be the official content partner of Dubai Investment Week. We have been the official content partner of Dubai FDI for the past three years and throughout this partnership we have seen the great work Dubai FDI has contributed to enhancing the understanding of investors about the main pillars of growth in Dubai and the future trends. During this year’s Investment Week, we will launch the Future Health Index, an independent research commissioned by Philips that determines countries ‘readiness to adopt the latest innovative healthcare solutions. According to FHI results the people in the UAE are #1 in being ready for the future of health & healthcare; the UAE also ranks as number 1 among the 19 countries globally survey in the efficiency of healthcare and its usage of connected care technologies”.

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of Dubai Science Park, said: “In line with the Government of Dubai’s vision to transform the Emirate into an economic and industrial hub, Dubai Investment Week provides a valuable platform for discussion with industry leaders and experts on the most effective ways to achieve this through partnerships, innovation and growth opportunities. Energy and cleantech as well as healthcare and life sciences are just two examples of the promising drivers of Dubai’s economy and we look forward to sharing insights with colleagues and industry experts on how best we continue to attract investment and support the sustainability of these vital sectors. Dubai Science Park is already home to a wide number of companies operating in these fields and we look forward to fostering and enabling their continued growth in our science-focused community. ”

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© Press Release 2017