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India guest nation for 4th DIW

October 2018

Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED), said that India will be the guest nation of the upcoming fourth edition of the premier Dubai Investment Week (DIW) taking place from October 7 to 11 in the emirate.

In 2017 alone, 28 Indian projects worth $127.73 million were launched in the UAE, focused on retail and wholesale trade (25 per cent); accommodation and food services (14.3 per cent); software publishers (10.7 per cent); educational services (7.1 per cent); and administration services (7.1 per cent).

DIW 2018 will discuss the major role of India and other key foreign investors in Dubai’s future growth as well as their impact on the emirate’s efforts to promote innovation across key sectors.  This year’s theme is ‘Investing in Future Transformation.’

Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, said: “With its steadily growing reputation as a worldwide business hub and a preferred global destination for foreign direct investments (FDIs), the emirate continues to attract investors’ interest thanks mainly to its strategic location, modern infrastructure, enabling business environment, and developed international business services value chain.

“We aim to further highlight Dubai’s advantages and edge via our DIW initiative, with the 2018 edition focusing particularly on the relations of Dubai and the UAE with India as our guest nation. DIW is part of our commitment to realise the goals of Dubai Plan 2021 to transform the city into a pivotal hub in the global economy and a city of happy, creative and empowered people.”

Additionally, DIW 2018 will highlight Dubai’s strategic importance as a global business centre, a gateway for business in the region, and a city driving future growth for investors through a series of forums and interactive sessions. The event will gather speakers and delegates from around the world to gain insights and inspiration as to the emirate’s future growth plans. 

Strengthening partnerships with local and international investors, DIW 2018 will also discuss local, regional and global investment trends essential to investors, investment facilitators, and policymakers.




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