Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:35

Dubai Networking Forum

The Ukrainian Business Association in cooperation with the leadership of the Annual Investment Forum, Ministry of Economy of the UAE, Organizing Committee of EXPO 2020 Dubai and partners held “Dubai Networking Forum. Ukraine-United Arab Emirates' International investments, the Path to Competitiveness and Development of Ukraine." on December, 13-16th, 2016. 

The Ukrainian delegation included representatives of private sector, government and NGOs.
Even before the Forum a dialogue between representatives of different sectors was built.
The team organized a rich program of the Forum.
The time and opportunities were used in maximum and effectiveness!

1An official part of the event, such as meeting the Ukrainian delegation with Ministry of Economy of the UAE and leadership and the Annual Investment Forum was done on December 14th.

The meeting was held at the Ministry of Economy of the UAE.

We had the honor to communicate with Mr.Juma Mohammed Al Kait, an assistant to the Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade.

Presentations by representatives of the Ministry of Economy of the UAE and leadership of the Annual Investment Forum on possible participation of Ukraine in the planned events were done.

The meeting was successful and constructive. Each side presented their capabilities and defined goals to achieve targets.

Interesting business meetings went on by the evening:

  • Meeting of the Ukrainian delegation with Ms. SOUAD M. AL HOSANI, the most famous business-woman of the UAE - president of Nexus Business Services;
  • Conducting presentation on doing business in the UAE by Alyona Mihaylenko, a Ukrainian lawyer;
  • B2B, B2G meetings;
  • Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation held informative meeting at the Embassy of Ukraine in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The highlight of the first working day of December 14th became the Networking Forum - meeting of the Ukrainian delegation with representatives of the Ministry of Economy of the UAE and the Annual Investment Forum, and private business sector of the UAE.

More than 100 participants from the Arab side interested in possibilities of cooperation with Ukrainian businesses.

Mr. Daniel Bilak, a head of the Investment Attraction Office at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, has done a bright and emotional speech about our country.

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An open discussion forma was selected.  Presentations by officials of Ukraine and representatives of private and public sectors, and industries and areas for development were made there.


This format allowed people to exchange lots of information between the parties, contacts, to establish relationships with potential partners.

The signing of Agreement of cooperation between the leaders of the Ukrainian Business Association and the Annual Investment Forum was done at the event.


Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation exchanged their experiences and expectations after the event.

December, 15th - Day of opportunities by the EXPO 2020.

We had an unique opportunity to visit the site of EXPO 2020 and to communicate with the organizing committee.


The EXPO 2020 leadership’ planning and expectations of the Ukraine's participation at the event was pleasantly surprised.


A presentation of EXPO 2020 was done for us. During the communication of parties the basic conditions for participation were said, vast opportunities were deployed, and answers to all questions of our delegation were provided.

It was very interesting to learn from the first hand about the unique philosophy of the future event. In the period from October 2020 to April 2021 in Dubai the World's largest Expo 2020 will be done. It will be the greatest show on Earth, over 25 million visitors from 180 countries are planning to visit the event. Th most exciting event of the World in an area of ​​438 hectares will inspire the humanity to unite minds to build a better future.


Also on December, 15th we had an informal meeting with Mr. Omar Shehadeh, vice-president of the Organizing Committee of EXPO 2020; and with Mr. Nathem Sabbah, executive director of the ARAB INVESTOR.

During the meetings, we have discussed the state and prospects of investment projects jointly with the UAE companies.

The Ukrainian delegation spent its time with maximum efficiency, there were places also for cultural activities. In its free evenings, the Ukrainian delegation got acquainted with famous places, monuments, sights of Dubai.