Wednesday 7, September 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), the investment development agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, has announced that The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) will be the International Media Partner for the second ‘Dubai Investment Forum,’ to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

The second Dubai Investment Forum (DIF) will be held on the 25th of October at the Emirates Towers Hotel, providing a strategic brainstorming opportunity for leaders in government and the private sector on the economic direction and business outlook in Dubai. The one-day Forum features dialogue sessions on the macro-economic picture in Dubai as well as strategic enablers such as diversification, infrastructure development, innovation, entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships.

The Wall Street Journal will provide custom content and premium advertising space for the Forum and its sessions across its New York and Europe print editions and digital media channels.

Commenting on the MoU, Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, said the partnership would be critical to the Forum in achieving its objective of showcasing the investment potential in Dubai to an exclusive global community of investors as well as public and private sector decision-makers.

“Dubai is engaging with the international community more than ever to highlight its focus on sustainability, connectivity, knowledge economy and smart services. These focal points of development has the capacity to stimulate and energise growth across sectors worldwide and we are confident that The Wall Street Journal will support the strategic mission of Dubai FDI to successfully deliver the ‘Why Dubai?’ message to the world,” said Al Gergawi.

Adam Fox – Director Advertising Sales MEA Region at The Wall Street Journal said ‘”Now in its second year, the Dubai Investment Forum is a powerful opportunity to promote growth and collaboration in the Middle East. Reaching 75% of the world’s CEOs, as well as global institutional and private investors, the partnership will help create real awareness of the forum globally and drive its future success.”

Senior government executives who play key roles in economic policy and strategy along with private sector representatives leading transformational initiatives in infrastructure and services in Dubai will address the Forum, tracing the road ahead for Dubai as a business hub.

The Forum will also enable local, regional and global investors to connect, build relationships, exchange thought leadership and gain invaluable insights into the major enablers of growth in Dubai. The agenda of the Forum is co-developed with strategic partners from consulting firms and global industry leaders with emphasis on stakeholder engagement, innovation and partnership building.