Dubai FDI visit to Ohio results in better understanding of emirate’s advantage as leading global business hub

DUBAI, The Dubai Investment Development Agency, Dubai FDI, an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, DED, successfully concluded an official global mission to the United States, visiting Columbus and Cincinnati in the state of Ohio, which has resulted in negotiations with several US companies who have expressed interest in investing in Dubai.

The mission aimed at attracting American businesses that were interested in investing across key industries in Dubai and the UAE. The success of the visit has created a better understanding of the emirate’s competitive edge as one of the world’s leading business hubs.

The Dubai FDI-led business mission was the agency’s initial thrust into the Central US market. Seminars, roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings were held in collaboration with Dubai FDI’s US partners, including Columbus 2020, law firm Foster Brown Todd, and the US-UAE Business Council.

High-level speakers from Dubai FDI, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Dubai South, Emirates Group, the US-UAE Business Council, UAE Embassy to Washington, and the Columbus Rickenbacker International Cargo Airport led the discussions and presentations. They showcased Dubai’s advantages in providing an expansion platform for global companies, with emphasis on the city’s competitiveness, ease of doing business, sustainability, and state-of-the-art export, re-export and transport infrastructure.

“We are pleased to report on the success of our recent business mission to the US, visiting the country’s top investment hotspots in the midwestern state of Ohio. During our events in Columbus and Ohio, several conference participants met Dubai FDI and other delegates to specifically discuss their particular interests. It was a fruitful exchange with the mission, allowing us to raise the profile of Dubai in this important global market and demonstrate the emirate’s interest in developing mutually beneficial business development partnerships. We were also given an opportunity to engage with government and private sector representatives to advance trade opportunities and investment interests for Dubai with the US market,” said Khalid Al Boom, Deputy CEO of Dubai FDI.

The UAE participants in Columbus and Cincinnati included Khalid Al Boom, Deputy CEO of Dubai FDI; Walid Marhoon, Senior Manager, Investment Promotion; Al Hinton, Advisor; Mohammed Mohammed, Senior Manager, DMCC; Ahmed Al Ansari, Advisor to the Executive Chairman, Dubai South; Danny Sebright, President, US-UAE Business Council (Washington); Jonathan Garon, Trade Specialist, UAE Embassy Washington; Camelia El-Haj Mesek, Senior Sales Executive Central USA, The Emirates Group; and Jens Engelbrechtsen, Regional Cargo Manager Central USA, SkyCargo.

Source: Emirates News Agency