The organizers of the 12th Annual Investment Meeting (AIM Global 2023), which will be held for the first time in the capital city of Abu Dhabi from May 8 to 10, have announced the impressive lineup of sponsors for this year’s edition of the conference.
Supported by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, AIM Global 2023 is anchored on the theme “The Investment Paradigm Shift: Future Investment Opportunities To Foster Sustainable Economic Growth, Diversity and Prosperity.”
Its Strategic Partners include the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Saud Bahwan Group; Gold Sponsors are the State of Kerala and the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency; Culture and Destination Partner is Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau; Sustainability Partner is SEE Holding’s The Sustainable City; Global Stock Exchange Partner is Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).
Freezone Partner is Masdar City; Business Community Partner is Abu Dhabi Chamber; Strategic IFC Partner is Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM); Ecosystem Lead Partner is Hub71; Investment Promotion Partner is Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO); Silver Sponsors are Ministry of Investment – Jordan, Guidance Tamil Nadu, and International Development Bank.
Main Media Partner is Emirates News Agency (WAM); Business Broadcast Partner is CNBC Arabia; Official Airline Partner is Etihad Airways; Official Courier Partner is ARAMEX; Conference Special Session Sponsor is Gold Standard; and the Welcome Bag Sponsor is the Philippines’ Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority.
Moreover, the DDC Forum Sponsors are Taurus Ibérica (DDC Real Estate Specialist Sponsor), APS Group (Asset Management Sponsor), Lynxcap Investments (NPL Investments Sponsor), and Saxe Global (Market Expert Sponsor).
Commenting on State of Kerala’s sponsorship of AIM Global 2023, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. Managing Director Shri S Harikishore IAS said: “Kerala has always prioritised nature and people over profits, the new way global industry is beginning to walk. The state, well-connected with the world, with highly skilled workforce has a strong track record of fostering tourism, knowledge industries, value-added food products with low carbon footprint. Today, Kerala is an ideal position to welcome responsible investments across a range of sectors.”
“We are delighted to be participating in the AIM conference as the Global Exchange Partner, in recognition of the important role the conference plays in attracting investors from all across the globe. We are especially proud that the AIM conference is being held in Abu Dhabi for the first time, a reflection of the Emirate’s success in becoming a magnet for international investment. The event is a unique forum to foster an open dialogue on the investment landscape and opportunities, and our participation in AIM is aligned to our strategy of creating opportunity by providing issuers and investors access to best-in-class financial products and services. ADX is committed to continue playing a vital role in supporting the long-term sustainable growth of the Emirate by enhancing the dynamism of our capital market,” stated Abdulla Salem Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer of ADX.
As pioneers in sustainable urban development, Masdar City said that it takes pride in being the free zone partner for the Annual Investment Meeting. According to Amier Al Awadhi, the acting director of the Masdar City Free Zone, Masdar believes that business, innovation, investment, and growth are the core elements of their mission, and that they are committed to promoting these values through their partnership with the AIM Global event.
“Sustainability benchmarks are always changing because we’re always learning and always pushing boundaries. The entrepreneurs, partners, and investors at Masdar City make this kind of growth and innovation possible. We look forward to being part of this event to continue to learn and grow, and to share our expertise with likeminded leaders,” added Al Awadhi.
Asked about Abu Dhabi Chamber’s sponsorship of AIM Global 2023, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said: “We look forward to being part of the Annual Investment Meeting, which will provide an overview of the future of the investment landscape. With the rapidly evolving global investment landscape, it is important to keep pace with the latest smart investment trends to drive innovation and economic growth.
“As part of the Chamber’s role as a networker, we are committed to boosting investment and trade relations to explore and create investment opportunities that drive long-term economic growth. In doing so, we contribute to establishing the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s position as an investment and innovation hub.”
Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Authority, said: “We are pleased to partner with the Annual Investment Meeting Global 2023 event to foster a more diversified, progressive, and sustainable global economy. As the Strategic IFC Partner for the AIM 2023, ADGM reinforces its commitment to advancing Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading global financial hub. We remain focused on providing a top-tier business ecosystem that empowers and enables investors to grow, innovate and thrive in the region. We are proud to support this premier platform that brings together international investors, policymakers, and corporate leaders to explore opportunities within the investment landscape and discuss the transition it is experiencing to drive sustainable economic growth.”
Meanwhile, Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, Acting Director General of ADIO, said: “ADIO looks forward to welcoming global investors to Abu Dhabi for AIM 2023. ADIO and AIM share the common goal of harnessing powerful investments that will drive economic progress and solve global challenges. Happening at a key moment for the world economy, AIM 2023 will be an important forum for sparking new ideas, establishing new connections and creating commercial opportunities.”
“In order to promote investment opportunities in Jordan, the ministry is committed to participating in major events around the world such as the Annual Investment Meeting, which it has been participating in for many years. Therefore, the ministry tends to use this event to promote investment in Jordan by attracting Arab and foreign investors to invest in its promising sectors, and to benefit from incentives and exemptions offered by the Jordanian government,” said Her Excellency Kholoud Saqqaf, Minister of Investment of Jordan.
She noted that the theme of this year’s Annual Investment Meeting perfectly aligns with Jordan’s Economic Modernization Vision 2022-2023, which aims to achieve economic growth and prosperity via several paths, including digitalization, sustainability, and industrialization, which are considered to be the main themes of the conference.
International Development Bank Chairman Ziyad Khalaf Abed Kareem commented: “We are proud to serve as an economic ambassador for Iraq in the region. As the only Iraqi bank licensed by the Central Bank to operate onshore in the UAE, our commitment to this role is reflected in our participation in AIM 2023. Through our UAE-based operations, we aim to facilitate new avenues for economic collaboration between the UAE and Iraq. As a leading regional bank, we are dedicated to driving economic growth and promoting financial inclusion in the region.
“AIM 2023 is a significant event that provides us with a unique opportunity to showcase our commitment to driving economic development and engaging with industry leaders. We are excited to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the finance industry, access cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions, and enhance our ability to better serve our customers,” he said, adding that they are confident that their participation in AIM 2023 will allow them to leverage the many benefits of the event and strengthen their position as a leading player in the regional finance industry. “We look forward to engaging with industry experts, exploring new opportunities for economic collaboration, and showcasing our commitment to driving economic development in Iraq and the UAE,” he added.
For her part, Gold Standard Chief Executive Officer Margaret Kim stated that Gold Standard is proud to help this year’s Annual Investment Meeting and to take responsibility for the unavoidable emissions associated with the event by retiring carbon credits on its behalf.
“At Gold Standard we are taking the lessons we’ve learned from our 20 years in the carbon market, and building financial tools to accelerate investment in sustainable development and carbon emission reduction projects. Events like the AIM Congress are important moments for investors from around the world to get together and look for new opportunities to make an impact,” she added.
Expressing his appreciation for the sponsors, Dawood Al Shezawi, President of the Annual Investment Meeting, said: “Throughout its editions, the Annual Investment Meeting has proven to be a premier platform that promotes and supports a more diverse, advanced, and sustainable global economy by utilizing digital technology and linking investment opportunities with sustainable development goals. It has successfully strengthened the position of the United Arab Emirates on the global investment map, contributing effectively to the country’s development journey. This has been due in large part to the support and commitment of our sponsors, who share our vision and values. We are grateful for their trust and partnership, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in the years to come.”
AIM Global 2023 is set to bring together at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre local and international top government officials, policymakers, senior corporate leaders, industry experts, and academics to review the current investment landscape to better achieve resilient, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth.