AIM Digital Launched by UAE Ministry of Economy and the Annual Investment Meeting

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Industry’s Greatest Minds to Discuss “Reimagining Economies: The Move Towards a Digital, Sustainable and Resilient Future at AIM Digital 2020 Conference.

More than 300 Speakers are on the line up at the largest virtual conference including High-Level Officials such as H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Republic of Tatarstan; H.E. Juri Ratas, Prime Minister of Republic of Estonia; H.E. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); and H.E. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP.

AIM Digital, the first digital edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, will convene the greatest minds in the industry from all over the world in an interactive virtual platform to share their in-depth insights that will shape the future of global economy at the AIM Digital 2020 Conference, the largest and the most prestigious conference in the global investment community.

As the world’s largest and the most dynamic investment-generation virtual platform, AIM Digital, scheduled from the 20th to 22nd of October 2020, will convene more than 300 speakers from across the world to share their expertise, best practices, and valuable investment strategies throughout 40 sessions filled with in depth-discussions that revolve around the six pillars of AIM Digital, namely: Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Portfolio Investment, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Startups, Future Cities, and One Belt, One Road.

The AIM Digital 2020 Conference will be participated by the greatest minds in the industry such as the heads of state, key policymakers, institutional and non-institutional investors, heads of international institutions, political economists, academia, technology leaders, and key experts to identify risks, challenges, and opportunities in the global economic landscape and provide solutions and strategies towards economic recovery and transformation.  

“This is one of the major events under the first-ever digital edition of the Annual Investment Meeting that is highly anticipated by our participants from over 170 countries. This serves as a highly effective platform where expert insights and best practices are shared with the global investment community, where relevant strategies towards economic growth and sustainability are explored, and where the latest investment trends and opportunities are discovered” stated Mr. Dawood Al Shezawi, the Head of the Organizing Committee of the Annual Investment Meeting. 

One of the most highly anticipated events in the AIM Digital Conference 2020 is the participation of several high-level officials from across the world such as H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Republic of Tatarstan; H.E. Juri Ratas, Prime Minister of Republic of Estonia; H.E. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); and H.E. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, among others.

In addition, the newly appointed UAE Ministers under the new government structure will also take part as speakers this year. HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, will deliver the opening remarks at the AIM Digital 2020 Opening Ceremony underlining this year’s theme “Reimagining Economies: The Move Towards a Digital, Sustainable and Resilient Future.” HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State of Foreign Trade, will be the keynote speaker for FDI Pillar Session 2 entitled “Ministers Roundtable: Adapting to the New Flow of Trade and Investment” wherein Ministers along with international organizations will discuss the crucial steps that different countries must take to ensure the free flow of trade & investment, build a resilient supply chain, and develop policies to encourage foreign investment within their respective countries. 

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, will be the keynote speaker for SME Pillar Session 1, “Navigate Policy Decisions Beyond the Turbulent Times” that will discuss the regulatory evolution to improve the business environment for SMEs and will explore the qualities of good policy-making, approaches to longer-term strategic planning, stakeholder consultation and co-responsibility with residents and businesses.

“The AIM Digital 2020 Conference serves as a symbol of our unity and cooperation with the UAE government to fulfill the mission of providing opportunities to different sectors to attain economic growth and diversification. This also serves as a symbol of our commitment to promote the United Arab Emirates as an attractive investment destination and highlight different initiatives, policy measures, and strategies that are actively being undertaken by the UAE leadership in order to increase opportunities for development and innovation,” mentioned Mr. Al Shezawi

The conference will be highly instrumental in addressing the challenges of the pandemic, finding innovative solutions to be resilient, and create new avenues for development. This is also an excellent medium to know the global economic outlook for the post-COVID-19 world and beyond, from the leading investment experts and specialists in order to fully prepare us for the future,” Mr. Al Shezawi added. 

The first digital edition of the Annual Investment Meeting has received huge support from reputable local and international organisations, its esteemed partners and sponsors, which share the mutual vision of promoting the UAE’s status as a global investment hub and uplifting the condition of the global economy as a whole; namely: UAE International Investors Council, Saud Bahwan Group, Etisalat, National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and Projects, Sustainable City, Saeed Sharjah Investors Service Centre, Invest in Sharjah, and ECOWAS Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Etihad Credit Insurance, Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment (HCFI), Dubai FDI, African Reinsurance Corporation, Internet Society of China – ISC, China Internet Partner, Dubai Land Department, Audi-Al Naboodah, Aramex, and its virtual venue, Events10X.

As the very first digital edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, AIM Digital will make use of the latest technology to offer new investment opportunities across diverse sectors with the ultimate aim of achieving economic recovery, transformation, and sustainability. The three-day digital event happening in a secured digital environment will serve as a virtual gateway to the local, regional, and global capital markets that will help establish investment partnerships, collaboration, and mutually beneficial agreements to significantly boost economic productivity and growth. 

For more information on AIM Digital, visit www.aimcongress.com

  • Gina is a FinTech journalist (BA, MA) who works across broadcast and print. She has written for most national newspapers and started her career in BBC local radio.

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