The fifth Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2015) held recently under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, held a special session on foreign direct investment in education, skills development and trends in this field, and its best practices, and discussed ways and means to enhance teaching techniques by foreign firms and how to develop learning tools and skills development as skilled manpower is the key to building a strong and sustainable and balance growth.
The Meeting discussed challenges and prospects of investments in various sectors such as agriculture, industry, aviation, health, tourism and hospitality, and focused on education and energy, and considered them all as an attraction for foreign investors in light of the ideal investment environment of the State, the Meeting has been successful in enabling knowledge exchange among experts, professionals, academics, consultants and others from more than 144 countries. His Excellency Engineer Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, said that the State attracted foreign direct investments amounting to 13 billion Dollars in 2014 with a growth rate reaching 25 percent compared to the year 2013. The participants stressed the importance of strengthening the partnership between the public and private sectors and to guide and encourage the private sector to further investment in innovative sectors and human resources development academically and professionally, as the human race is the fulcrum in the creation, transfer and application of the knowledge economy and to support small and medium-sized enterprises and the development of legislative frameworks for the knowledge economy.
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