The forum discussed ‘Relationship between international investment and competitiveness and how it is changing the current global economic landscape’
Dubai, UAE, 3 April 2017: The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2017) has brought together on day two a wide range of attendees including renowned personalities, key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from the MENA region and around the globe. This edition is continuing until Tuesday (4th April 2017) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Having cemented its status as the foremost meeting destination dedicated to the development of the foreign direct investments (FDI), this year’s theme ‘International Investment, Path to Competitiveness & Development’, has been offering a unique platform for facilitating thought-provoking and forward-thinking discussions, as well as unique opportunities for business development, strategy refinement and improving the overall competitiveness of businesses all around the world.
One of the major discussions at the forum was about the ‘Relationship between international investment and competitiveness and how it is changing the current global economic landscape’. In an increasingly market-driven global economy, a national economy needs to be competitive to develop and prosper. As such, the discussion has highlighted a detailed analysis of the nature and determinants of finance and trade and their relationship between international investment and competitiveness.
“As trade and competitiveness are connected, it is the competitiveness of economies—the level of productivity of continents, nations, sub national regions, and even cities—that determines how well they translate openness to trade and investment into opportunities for their firms and people. To be competitive in the market, we must create new ideas, trends and strategies. As such strengthening both global openness and domestic competitiveness has never been more important. To revive sluggish productivity and tap new sources of growth, innovation, job creation and development, a trade-and-competitiveness agenda should be a priority for policymakers around the world which will not only benefit the local economies, but also the global landscape,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, AIM’s Organising Committee.
In lieu of the above, the Middle East region and the world step ahead to increase foreign direct investment. The governments of the world are formulating principles of transparency, effective communication and engagement. This will help people to seize opportunities even in an uncertain future and allow more safety and prosperity to the residents, thereby posing a positive impact on the current global economic landscape.
“The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) unites the growing number of international investors, corporates, fund managers and think tanks that engage in the transformation process of sustainable finance. It is offering sessions on 12 different topics for debate and reflection, allowing participants to hit strategic topics for driving international corporate growth. In addition, the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) participants are having an exclusive opportunity to have access to some prominent stakeholders and pioneers of the sustainable finance community,” said Al Shezawi.
Held under the theme ‘International Investment, Path to Competitiveness & Development’, this year’s edition of AIM has been discussing economic development opportunities and counter challenges. The international forum is host to 100 high-level officials, 500 exhibitors and more than 100 media partners.