UAE Economic Forum 2019 kicks off on Wednesday

One of the most prominent events in the region, the Forum will bring to focus economic prospects in UAE

Inaugural forum, hosted by Dubai, will move between other emirates in the coming years

Dubai, UAE

Sallam Sallam

The inaugural ‘UAE Economic Forum,’ organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be held 11-12 December 2019 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai. The two-day Forum, which has ‘The UAE Enterprising Economy: Resilience, Growth & Prosperity’ as its theme, is a collaborative initiative between the Ministry of Economy and all economic departments across the UAE.

The forum will feature several discussion panels and workshops to analyse the economic prospects in the country. Participants will highlight the current strategic plans adopted by each emirate and the federal government, exchanging experiences and identifying areas for enhanced co-operation. Ongoing and proposed initiatives and projects in the public and private sectors, which aim to support short- to medium-term growth will also be in focus. Furthermore, each Emirate will launch its economic report with emphasis on future growth prospects based on initiatives and plans launched in the previous years.

Dubai Economy has also launched ‘Young Economist Challenge,’ a contest aimed to engage young talent from higher academic institutions and channel their innovation and creativity into economic development in the UAE. The contest has eight teams from four universities – UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology, University of Sharjah, and American University of Ras Al Khaimah – as participants.

The Forum represents a successful collaboration between all economic departments and the Ministry of Economy in the UAE to translate a set of common goals that support the national economy and position the UAE among leading global economies. Established as a prestigious event locally and internationally, the Forum has its focus on achieving the UAE National Agenda and making the country one of the most innovative in the world by 2021.

Representatives of major companies, policy makers, thought leaders, innovators, and students as well as scholars of leading academic institutions from the UAE and abroad will attend the various sessions in the Forum, sharing information and insights on policy-making, economic development and responsible entrepreneurship.

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