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March 12, 2019

Dubai International Financial Centre drives innovation through landmark agreements at Global Financial Forum 2019

DIFC Governor announces size of wealth and asset management sector at DIFC stands at USD 424 billion

Dubai International Financial Centre, the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, today hosted the second edition of the Global Financial Forum, attracting 700 leading figures from across the financial services industry to hear expert insight from some of the sector’s biggest names.

The Forum took place under the theme ‘Unlocking Growth in a Changing World’, and the incredible line-up of speakers included investment guru Mark Mobius, Sir Gerry Grimstone, the former Chairman of Barclays Bank, and Nicolas Cary, co-founder of [...]

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March 3, 2019

Hamdan bin Mohammed approves ‘Dubai Silk Road’ strategy

The Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum emphasised the importance of the logistics sector as a key driver of economic diversification as highlighted by the 50-Year Charter which outlines the vision of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in cementing Dubai as a strategic link in global trade.

 His Highness also noted that the Government of Dubai has already begun the implementation of the 50-Year Charter, and stressed the significance of collaboration of all concerned entities to work collectively to attain the aspirations of Dubai of [...]

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February 27, 2019

Ahmed bin Saeed Honours Winners Of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Awards

MRM Business Awards covered several categories, namely construction, finance, services, manufacturing, trade, re-export and transport & logistics – 61% increase observed in number participating companies for the MRM Business Award; 21% increase seen for participation in MRM Business Innovation Award

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, honoured the winners of the 10th cycle of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business Award and the 2nd cycle of the MRM Business Innovation Award today at a prestigious ceremony hosted at Dubai [...]

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January 28, 2019

Brand Dubai and DIFC launch cooperation to promote art, innovation and entrepreneurship

Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will undertake a series of joint initiatives to promote art, innovation and entrepreneurship. The two organisations announced their first joint projects under the new partnership at an event held to launch the Gate Avenue, DIFC’s new premium urban retail, leisure and cultural development.

Her Excellency Mona Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office said: “HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has often emphasised on the vital role of art and culture [...]

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December 24, 2018

Dubai is an ecosystem for innovation and future economy: Mohammed Al Gergawi

Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of the UAE Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, said that Dubai became an ecosystem for innovation and the future economy, and a preferred global destination for conferences and exhibitions focused on future sectors and emerging technologies.

He said this while speaking about ‘The Abundance 360 (A360) Summit’, which will be held in Dubai on March 26-27, 2019. Abundance 360 is Peter H. Diamandis’ highly curated group of 360 CEOs, public sector executives, investors, and entrepreneurs committed to transforming their organisations into exponential, [...]

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December 13, 2018

Mohammed bin Rashid attends graduation of new batch at MBR for Leadership Development Programme

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the graduation ceremony of new batch of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development Programme.

“I am happy with the graduation of new batch of leaders for the country. Developing leaders is a capability of successful nations. Our journey constantly needs fresh blood of leaders to achieve our ambitions,” His Highness said. “Graduation of new batch of leaders will add new ideas, and new initiatives for the development journey of our [...]

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December 7, 2018

Hamdan bin Mohammed attends The Knowledge Summit 2018

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 5th edition of The Knowledge Summit 2018 started today in the presence of Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The opening session was also attended by Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi; Cabinet Member and Minister of Health and Prevention H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, and Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Al [...]

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December 6, 2018

Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins

15th edition of Superbrands UAE to feature local home-grown brands

Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2019 has begun.

Speaking on the importance of delivering impactful interactions that deliver a clear brand purpose and narrative, Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “The world is changing rapidly, and it’s hard to scale, differentiate yourself, and maintain trust in the ever-changing marketing world. Today more than before, brands have to make themselves relevant and valuable to the consumer which is [...]

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