Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sandra Ežmale

On behalf of Rezekne Special Economic Zone Authority in Latvia I would like to thank the UAE Ministry of Economy, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the excellent organization of the Annual Investment Meeting Digital Edition 2020. We highly value the initiative to organise the Annual Investment Meeting in digital format. We are grateful for the opportunity to enjoy a great networking experience and take advantage of the extensive program during three days of the event. We also would be truly grateful for information about future events that could contribute to further expansion of economic and investment cooperation between our countries. We are looking forward to mutual cooperation between UAE Ministry of Economics and Rezekne Special Economic Zone Authority in the future

Sandra Ežmale Chief Executive Officer Rezekne Special Economic Zone Authority
Rajan Desai

It is my great pleasure to participate in the digital edition of the Annual Investment Meeting - The World’s leading Investment platform which was held from 20-22 October, 2020 across a global digital platform. Thank you very much for the excellent opportunities I explored from the booth Which was assigned by you. I would surely like to participate in the upcoming edition of the Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai in 2021.

Rajan Desai Founder & CEO ME WORLD
Angela Homsi

Speaking at AIM Digital was a refreshing reminder that even during challenging times, you can have a high quality, seamless and interesting+engaging event on such meaningful themes!

Angela Homsi Co-founder, Investor & Director Angaza Capital / Ignite Power
David East

AIM Digital was a huge success and further cemented the Annual Investment Meeting’s position as the leading investment platform, particularly for emerging markets. The sessions, across all the pillars, were highly informative and brought together experts from around the world. I look forward to participating in the next edition of AIM whether it be the digital or physical conference. Well done to all those involved!

David East Head of FDI and Economic Products Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company
George Kanaan

I was honoured to be invited to participate in the AIM Digital 2020 this past October. It was a superb panel made up of outstanding professionals from whom listeners should have benefited greatly. The session was well moderated and was geared towards the achievement of clarity and depth of discussion. I found the experience highly educational and would be pleased to participate in future sessions.

George Kanaan Chief Executive Officer Arab Bankers Association
Martin Wermelinger, Ph.D.

I would like to thank the UAE Ministry of Economy and organisers of the 2020 digital AIM for an excellent, very well organised and highly innovative digital conference! I was delighted and honoured to speak in the FDI session on sustainable development, facilitated by Zoe Harries. Speakers agreed that all stakeholders – private and public – need to move from good intentions to build forward better with better qualities of investment to bold actions! This requires a fundamental change in mind-sets and we should all work hard to help shift these mind-sets to achieve the SDGs and Paris agreements on climate change.

Martin Wermelinger, Ph.D. Head of FDI Qualities OECD Investment Division
Jan Schmitz Hubsch

The AIM Digital provided an engaging platform to connect with senior leaders. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to moderate a panel with distinguished experts on healthcare innovation.

Jan Schmitz Hubsch Partner Strategy& Middle East, part of the PwC network
Kumar Ritesh

Of the many virtual conferences held this year, the AIM Congress is one of the most well-organized. Kudos to the team pulling it together despite challenges of working across time zones, geography and culture. The luminaries you have added to the many presentations and breakout sessions have brought about diverse thinking – truly in full alignment with the theme of ‘Reimagining Economies.’ We are heartened to see the conference’s agenda has technology infused so tightly with economic transformation and growth, and along with it, the importance of cybersecurity. This is clearly attributed to the UAE’s vision and foresight. Thank you for having CYFIRMA part of AIM Congress 2020

Kumar Ritesh Chairman and CEO CYFIRMA
Ibrahim Abe Seksek

AIM Digital is truly a remarkable and very well organized platform and a great opportunity to network and connect with senior leaders and start a dialogue. I am honoured to be given an opportunity to speak and be a part of AIM Digital 2020

Ibrahim Abe Seksek COO MENA and Russia Rainmaking
Gerhard Zehethofer

It was an honour to participate in the AIM Digital 2020. I had the privilege to personally speak at the FDI pillar session ‘Disruptive Investments: Investing in Industry 4.0‘ as well as listen to other sessions. Connecting to my co-speakers as well as listening to some of the other sessions allowed me to gain valuable insight and gain new perspectives on a variety of topics including smart infrastructure, foreign investment and IoT related topics.

Gerhard Zehethofer Vice President IoT & Technology Partnerships ForgeRock
Naseem Javed

When the world of pandemic recovery suddenly submerged into zoomerang culture, virtual events and remote working, emerged a new thinking of deployments and mobilization. A benchmark virtual example created by The Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates Annual Investment Meeting by bringing Speakers engaging some 170 countries caught global attention with over 15,000 participants. As our world with 200 nations is already hungry for leadership dialogue and thought provoking transitions, such an event only proves the future where numbers and impact will climb 1000 times higher. Today, maximizing virtual events uplifts image supremacy of a nation while collaborative synthesizim based on global diversity is where futurism is parked. AIM is in a spotlight as a new world of forums opens. Well done team AIM…Bravo.

Naseem Javed Chairman Expothon Worldwide
Alessia Falsarone

The 2020 Annual Investment Meeting provided a compelling program and a network of global industry experts to help us reimagine our economies, from portfolio management to digital innovation. Through an easy-to-access and engaging platform, capital markets participants, technologists, public officials, and SMEs shared actionable insights with their global peers. A unique setting which is likely to foster continued opportunities for collaboration and shared learning.

Alessia Falsarone Head of Sustainable Investing PineBridge Investments, United States of America
Courtney Fingar

I was deeply honoured to participate in AIM Digital as a session moderator, and our publication Investment Monitor was proud to be an official media partner for this successful event. The high-level representation from many countries around the world, relevant topics explored and informative sessions make it an important gathering not to be missed

Courtney Fingar Editor-in-chief Investment Monitor
Surina Shukri

The AIM Digital 2020 was a great conference, with significant attendance, both quality and quantity. There was a good balance in between invited speakers and topics discussed. Great opportunity for networking and incredible access to business opportunities. ​We look forward to establishing new business relationships and to finding mutually beneficial ways to work together.

Surina Shukri Chief Executive Officer Malaysia Digital Economic Corporation (MDEC)
Arshad Khan

Having participated in several conferences regionally and globally, I would rate AIM Digital as one of the best-organized conferences in terms of content, speakers and overall management. Although this was the first digital edition, still it went very smooth. The coordination and guidance provided by the organizing team was useful and ensured that the speakers know what they have to exactly do. I congratulate UAE’s Ministry of Economy and AIM Organization team for putting up a very successful event.

Arshad Khan Co-founder & CEO Arabian Bourse Ltd.
Deepak Bagla

It was indeed a pleasure for the Invest India team to participate in the first digital edition of Annual Investment Meeting 2020. For the past 5 Years, we have been actively participating in the annual AIM conference and have developed a strong partnership with Team AIM. Our team was thoroughly impressed with the next generation / virtual exhibition areas and booths conceptualized by the AIM team. The remote booth concept was a new experience for all members as they could interact and showcase investment opportunities as part of a virtual global investment platform. This indeed has helped us connect with the right stakeholders, looking at investments in India. We, at Invest India, have thoroughly enjoyed the virtual AIM experience and are eagerly looking forward to the 2021 session.

Deepak Bagla MD & CEO Invest India
Jerome Droesch

It was an honour to be a panellist at the Annual Investment Meeting. The session provided a great platform to address the opportunities and challenges in the healthcare sector. It brought to light some pertinent insights on the increasing acceptance of telehealth, which was a critical component to making quality healthcare accessible to people at a time when movement was constrained, and physical access to healthcare resources was restricted. It is reassuring to see the receptiveness to the benefits of telehealth in paving the way to make healthcare more accessible, affordable, and predictable for the population. It was also interesting to hear new perspectives on how technologies and innovations in AI and big data are helping combat the current and any future pandemics. Despite the challenging conditions of our time, AIM did an incredible job of bringing together industry experts in a seamlessly organized virtual event.

Jerome Droesch CEO Middle East & Africa, Senior Executive Officer & Chairman Cigna Insurance Middle East
Alan Lau

The Ministry of Economy of UAE and AIM have organised an impressive global investment conference across sectors of industries and start-ups. Commendable efforts for the virtual meetings, exhibitions and networking sessions. Akasha Synergy Consortium management and staff sincerely wish AIM all the very best in making AIM a renowned international event for innovation, financing solutions for start-ups and SMEs and investment platforms for participating countries.

Alan Lau President Director Akasha Synergy Consortium, Jakarta - Indonesia
Ernest January

Thanks for the opportunity to attend the AIM digital event.

Ernest January Partner Medu Capital
Zoë Harries

As AIM’s official knowledge partner and a Jury member for AIM 2020 Investment Awards, I was truly honored to moderate FDI Session - Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Smart Sustainable Investments. AIM has successfully organized a high-tech conference, being first of its kind, covering current topics with high-level speakers and delegates from across the globe. It was a delight to be part of this world-class conference!

Zoë Harries Managing Director Impact Zones
Marius Skuodis

The Digital Edition of Annual Investment Meeting 2020 was an excellent virtual experience and a perfect combination of interesting sessions, networking, a possibility to enjoy a friendly and professional atmosphere dedicated to investment. I was delighted to join the AIM virtually and thank you once again for this great event, which was a remarkable success!

Marius Skuodis Vice-Minister Economy and Innovation, Lithuania.
Roberto Croci

I enjoyed participating this year at AIM digital as it has been an opportunity to connect with great founders and ecosystem players and share ideas and a positive message to re-imagine together a future direction following the recovery from the pandemic. I had the unique opportunity to interview the CEO for Talabat and learn about the vision and plan to further expand in the region. Look forward to collaborating to make the UAE Startup ecosystem stronger!

Roberto Croci Managing Director Microsoft for Startups, MEA, Microsoft
Mr. Dário Júnior

Dear partners from AIM Dubai. My name is Dário Júnior. I’m the CEO and founder of a Brazilian Group and I joined AIM Dubai Digital Edition. Our intention for participating in the Digital Conference is because we have so many projects (commercial and social) that need to be funded and so many brazilian products and services that we want to take to the Middle East and import to many Arabian Products. Because of successful AIM Digital, we will open our company in Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. I think that we will make a very long business partnership and a business friendship.

Mr. Dário Júnior CEO and Founder of Brazilian Group GRUPO HAGNUS
Bostjan Skalar

We at WAIPA deeply value cooperation with Annual Investment Meeting. It is always our pleasure to be part of the AIM annual meeting and contribute through various initiatives. This year we have been especially excited as for the first time in the history AIM meeting went virtual. Event gathered participants from more than 170 countries around the globe from IPAs, international organizations, investment consultants, academia and investors. We have organized a successful workshop titled “Investment promotion in a new era and a push for investing in SDGs''. I was personally very proud to be a member of the judging committee for investment awards for this edition. I would really like to commend the AIM team to organize such a successful and flawless virtual event that can be used as a role model for the future. It was organized in a user-friendly manner, so all participants were able to navigate through virtual rooms where different sessions were conducted.

Bostjan Skalar Executive Director - CEO World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
Arkady Dvorkovich

It was a pleasure to join AIM Digital 2020 Conference and discuss with other country leaders the economic agenda of the post-Covid-19 world. AIM is an important platform to debate investment development, global market concerns and technology breakthroughs with government officials, global industry leaders investment entities and innovators. No wonder that AIM is becoming a gravity event in the MEA region. Skolkovo Foundation sees a great interest in joining AIM Summit, as it provides a good opportunity for its resident startups to meet investors, customers and government entities from around the world.

Arkady Dvorkovich Chairman Skolkovo Foundation
Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan

We congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and the UAE Ministry of Economy on another highly successful Annual Investment Meeting (AIM). The platform has established itself as a vital proponent in driving the conversation on the future of sustainable investment; creating potential for networking, business and knowledge exchange. Its digital edition (2020) saw AIM become the largest virtual gathering of the global investment community, and I was privileged to take part in the keynote leaders debate with other senior experts on the shift towards digitalization of economies in keeping with the theme. I would like to take this opportunity once again, to thank the AIM organizing committee for having me join this important discussion, and wish them continued success in their future initiatives.

Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan Chairman ACWA Power