AIM 2022 announces a high-level roster of ministers, officials and industry professionals

AIM 2022 announces a high-level roster of ministers, officials and industry professionals

Organisers of the 2022 edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) have announced a star-studded line-up of speakers composed of Ministers, Ambassadors, senior government officials and leading industry professionals.

The exciting three-day event, which will be held from 29th to 31st March, 2022, at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai, will be highlighted with strategic talks, roundtable discussions, key presentations and workshops that are all aimed with the primary goal of how to attract new investments, the creation and maintenance of future cities and how to further encourage and empower youth entrepreneurship.

According to the show's organisers, speakers for the event have been broken into key groups--the global leaders debate and opening ceremony speakers; foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign portfolio investment speakers; start-up pillar speakers; future cities pillar speakers; small and medium enterprises speakers and the 50 projects initiative speakers.

The global leaders debate and opening ceremony list features a powerhouse cast of top government officials, which include Rustam Minnikhanov, President, Republic of Tatarstan; Gilmar Pisas, Prime Minister of Curacao; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy; Rebecca Grynspan, Secretary-General, UNCTAD; Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman, Eurasian Economic Commission; Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary General, UN and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa; Shinta Widjaja Kamdami, CEO, Sintesa Group and Chair, B20 Indonesia; Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga, CEO, Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation and Lorraine Mackin, Partner, Head of Global Government, KPMG.

Dawood Al Shezawi, President of AIM Organising Committee said,

"We are excited and honored to see the participation of this year's speakers--widely composed of leading government officials and industry professionals. We are humbled by their decisions to come be a part of AIM to share their experiences, insights and opinions across some of the world's most pressing issues on FDI and other economic challenges."

Speakers under the FDI pillar include Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade; Andres Valenciano Yumuni, Costa Rican Minister of Fotreign Trade, and Tatiana Clouthier, Mexican Secretary of Economy, to name a few. For the start-up pillar list, speakers to be featured include Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Farida Al Awahdi, Chair, Emirates Business Women Council; and Mario Garcia Davila, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angelhub Ventures, to name a few. The future cities pillar speakers include Abdulla Al Saleh, Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade and Industry, UAE Ministry of Economy; Jawad Abbassi, Head, MENA, GSMA and Khaled El Shabrawy, Government and Small Cities Lead, Microsoft UAE, among others.

Meanwhile, the SME speakers list features Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei, President and Chair, Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID); Ayman Al Hout, CEO, Marsh UAE and Dima Al Ashram, Chief Impact Officer, Tidal impact, to name a few. Lastly, for the 50 projects initiative, speakers will include Abdul Mohsin Mubarak Al Katheeri, Projects and Facilities Director, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center - Tadweer; Adel Omrani, CEO for Services, GE Gas Power MENA and Bradley Jones, Executive Director, UAE-UK Business Council, among others.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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