Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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


Find new sources of funding and financing solutions for your enterprises’ development and expansion by presenting your business value and competitiveness to investors.

SMEs benefit from AIM Conference at assisting them to expand their business by attracting sustainable investment.

SME workshops will focus on providing needed skills to entrepreneurs to refine their skills on how to grow their business operations and how to attract investors.

AIM Exhibition is an ideal venue for SMEs to access investors who are interested in diversifying their portfolio to include investment interests across sectors and industries.

A shortlist of startups will be eligible to pitch their business projects to a panel of judges who are experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology, and business management. Winning startups will receive cash prizes, gain the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts, and maximise the potential to attract funding for their business.

Entrepreneurs from different sectors have the perfect opportunity to attract investment by presenting their business ideas for expansion and growth to regional and international investors.

High-level meetings between and among government officials, and with the private sector will be held in a secured environment.

A celebratory and festive event attended by thousands of guests and delegates who also maximise the opportunity to network and promote their investment agenda. The evening will also hold the Investment Awards and Investor Awards for their excellence in the promotion of sustainable investments.

Participating SMEs can maximise the opportunity to attract investment by presenting their enterprising ideas to investors at Investors’ Hub, a setting conducive for business discussions.

AIM will honor SMEs who have contributed to the nation's growth through generation of more jobs, by fostering innovation, and for inspiring SMEs around the globe with their impressive entrepreneurial skills.

Rapport-building activities- Fun Run, AIM World Cup, Dubai Opera, and Culture and Heritage Attractions, will be held prior to the event proper to create a spirit of camaraderie among participants and appreciation of other culture and tradition.


An established platform where countries, cities and municipalities attract higher inflow of FDI by featuring investment destinations at their locations.

A platform that seeks to enable startups’ business ideas to come to life or expand their operations by securing funding.

A reliable platform for smart city solution providers to attract viable investments on disruptive technology.

An efficient platform for countries, business enterprises, and organisations to improve their capital account position through portfolio investments.

A side event that aims to link GCC investors to opportunities within Belt and Road Initiative.