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Dubai to Host 2021 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment


Conway, Inc. announced that it has awarded the Dubai Investment Development Agency the opportunity to host the 18th World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Each year, the Forum is presented in a different country and highlights the host as a premier destination for FDI and business. In February 2021, the World Forum for FDI heads to Dubai, UAE during Expo 2020 Dubai, a six-month international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of various nations, which will be held for the first time in the MENA region and run from October 2020 until April 2021.

“If there’s a city more associated with explosive growth and FDI attraction, I’ve never seen it. We’re thrilled to announce that the World Forum for FDI is going to Dubai in 2021, and even more excited to say that the Forum will run alongside the World Expo,” said Adam Jones-Kelly, President, Conway, Inc. “A stunningly beautiful city, a magnet for investment, and a world-class destination – all the ingredients for a spectacular event.”

Attracting hundreds of top global corporate executives, site consultants, and IPAs every year, the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment is one of the world’s premier FDI events. Business leaders, chief executives, and decision-makers come to learn and discuss the latest news and trends on corporate investment strategy and expansion opportunities during this three-day forum. In its 18-year history, leaders from more than 87 countries have attended this event.

Conway will also organize a one-day FDI Training Seminar prior to the World Forum, which will detail global best practices, new ideas on marketing, and the latest strategies for attracting and increasing foreign direct investment.

“In light of Dubai Plan 2021 and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates, it is our great pleasure to host the World Forum for FDI in Dubai and demonstrate Dubai’s unique value proposition as the city of the future, the gateway to regional growth markets, and Dubai’s role as a pivotal hub in the global economy,” said Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI). “Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai became a striving ecosystem and a center for innovation and technology, highly attractive to investors. Having the World Forum for FDI 2021 in Dubai will be another milestone in Dubai’s journey as a leading destination for investments,” added Mr. Al Gergawi.



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