April 1, 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial and community as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, is participating through KIZAD in the seventh Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), held at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to highlight the investment opportunities it offers to over 40 countries and 15,000 investors participating in the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports CEO said, “We are happy to be participating in this significant annual event which is a prominent platform for key investors looking to invest in promising markets such as the UAE.” He added: “Free zones are a major point of attraction for global industries and our participation this year at AIM comes at a time when we have recently announced our massive expansion of the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone. We are confident that Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone will address the needs of investors from a wide spectrum of sectors, having positioned itself as the forerunner in heralding the future of free zones through its several value propositions.”

Commenting on KIZAD’s participation Mr. Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla CEO of KIZAD said “Our participation at AIM is very timely with the growing interest in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone locally and internationally. We are pleased to be presenting our investment opportunities in one of the most significant and effective global investment forums to date. From productive business discussions, to deals on foreign direct investment, sharing information, experiences, and best practices in the investment sector.”

Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre under the theme ‘International Investment, Path to Competitiveness & Development’, The Annual Investment Meeting is an initiative from the UAE Ministry of Economy. The three day event positions itself as the premier event focusing on foreign direct investment (FDI) in growing markets. Discussions during AIM will highlight strategies to attract the right kind of international investment that contribute to the competitiveness of national economies. AIM sheds light on the special role of foreign firms in enhancing a country’s competitiveness which in turn help them attract more investment.