|28 October, 2018

UAE, Indian Ministers to jointly open 2nd India-UAE Partnership Summit 2018

Two-day event focusing on SMEs, Education and Skill Development & Placement will kick off on October 30, 2018

Dubai: The second India-UAE Partnership Summit (IUPS) focused on diversifying and accelerating investment cooperation between India and the UAE will be inaugurated and addressed by HE Abdullah Al Nuaimi, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Infrastructure Development and HE Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, the UAE Minister for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, and the Indian Ministers from the States of Assam, Delhi and Punjab.

The Summit will focus this year on Education, SMEs and Skill Development & Placement while IUPS will also offer a platform to four Indian states - Delhi Punjab, West Bengal and Assam – to seek investments from the UAE. The focus Emirate of the UAE will be Sharjah represented by the investment promotion agency, Invest in Sharjah.

“The strategic agenda of IUPS this year is to broaden and enhance the economic cooperation between India and the UAE and to pave the way for more private sector participation between the two countries.   This will help diversify the potential investment landscape of both the countries in the context of robust relations between the governments of the UAE and India,” said Dr. Ram Buxani, President of the Business Leaders Forum (BLF)

IUPS is organized by BLF, a unit of India Trade & Exhibition Centre m.e. in association with Indian Embassy-Abu Dhabi & Consulate General of India-Dubai and UAE Ministry of Economy as strategic partners.

“We are confident that IUPS will help throw open potential investment opportunities in India for Gulf-based businesses. In the same vein, Indian investors who are looking at market access and expansion in the UAE and Gulf countries will also be able to explore investment opportunities,” said Mr. Sudesh Aggarwal, Board Member of BLF, Chairman of the IUPS Organising Committee and Chairman of India Trade and Exhibition Centre (ITEC).

IUPS will also host various sessions spanning state-level presentations, SMEs, and an Edupreneurs’ Round Table, among others. An award ceremony to honour UAE and Indian investors who have contributed to the enhancement of   Indo-UAE business cooperation will also be held.

“The participation of states at this year’s IUPS opens up another dimension to the event as entrepreneurs from the UAE will be able to take a closer look at a bouquet of niche investment opportunities that are promoted by various governments, which will help accelerate private sector and government partnerships further,” said Sripriya Kumaria, Secretary General of BLF.

About India-UAE Partnership Summit (IUPS)

India-UAE Partnership Summit (IUPS) is an official business summit hosted by Business Leaders Forum (BLF) in association with Indian Embassy-Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of India-Dubai. The strategic partner of the event is the UAE Ministry of Economy. The two-day event takes place at the Atlantis the Palm, Dubai. The Summit is aimed at creating synergies and frameworks for strengthening and streamlining the flow of two-way investment that will help key economic sectors of both the countries – by identifying the investment areas, projects, funding needs and helping raise investment to fund vital infrastructure projects. At the Summit, there shall be presentations by four Indian States, NSDC, Skill councils & overall investment scenario in India and UAE. Check the program for details or website www.iups.ae The Summit will be attended by Ministers, Officials, Chambers, Industrialists, Businessmen, Financial Institutions, Diplomats, and Wealth Funds.

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