Two COMESA countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Seychelles participated at the 2019 Annual Investment Forum (AIM) in Dubai showcasing investment projects and opportunities in their countries.
COMESA and the AIM have been working in partnership to promote investment in the COMESA region and in Dubai since 2015.
The AIM is the largest global investment gathering in Dubai of (for) corporate leaders, policy makers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting Foreign Direct Investment.
The aim of the gathering is to connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors. For 2019, the 9th edition of the AIM focused around the impact of digital globalization, how policies can be set in place to encourage an innovative investment atmosphere, the need to create long-term investment opportunities, and how to attract and develop skilled talents from across the world.
The AIM is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai.
The Forum was attended by around 1,400 participants from 140 countries with the theme “Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalisation”.