Annual Investment Meeting 2011

UAE: DubaiEconomy


10 May 2011
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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with Annual Investment Meeting which will be held on 10 - 12 May 2011 in Dubai. In this respect, we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group subscribers,

Annual Investment Meeting: BRICS, EAGLE, the Real Estate & Construction Sector

Karl Sauvant from the US Columbia Center on Sustainable Development recognized recently that a FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) recession is under way and that will irrevocably affect the global economic growth.

At the same time, BBVA, the leading financial institution from the AA2 Spain is currently lobbying for the adoption of EAGLE as in Emerging And Growth-Leading Economies that will include the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & recently admitted South Africa), South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt and Taiwan to the group of semi-industrialized and fast developing economies. This will add-up to Goldman Sachs’ Next 11, HSBC’s CIVET & Standard Chartered 7% Club that also count Argentina, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Thailand and Vietnam.

On another level, MIPIM resounding success, with the prominence of Eastern European countries as top real estate investment destinations, has partially reignited the sector’s growth and demonstrated that the impact of 2008 crisis is gradually waning.

Besides Eastern/Central European countries like Croatia, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Macedonia (FYR), Greece, South American nations including Cuba, Columbia and Peru are currently defying economic indicators/predictions by showcasing a substantial increase of investments and exhibiting a reliable and resilient construction environment.

How does one reconcile the announcement of an imminent FDI recession, the debate on nominating the economies with the most anticipated growth sectors, the renewal of investors’ confidence in real estate markets and the increase of construction project in the most unexpected locations and the Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai?

In February 2011, a college of investors and economists from FDI Intelligence (Financial Times’ publication) crowned Dubai the Middle East City of the Future in 2011 as the city and in a grander perspective the United Arab Emirates has maintained its leading position as a key inward investment spot for foreign investors.

It is all the more fitting since the city is preparing to host the UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade Annual Investment Meeting from May 10-12, 2011 which is slated to gather local, regional investors as well as attracting cross industry project promoters belonging to the BRICS, EAGLE, Goldman Next 11, HBSC CIVET, Standard Chartered 7% .

Attending the event will guarantee high level networking experience but will also offer a realistic perspective on the actual state of FDI, the investment opportunities available in countries with limited statistics and more importantly to define future prospects for investments.

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