Kizad attends 6th UAE Global Investment Forum
Kizad attends UAE Global Investment Forum for third consecutive year
For the third consecutive year, representatives of ADPC’s Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) have attended the UAE Global Investment Forum.
The event provided Kizad officials with an opportunity to discuss the ways in which the developing industrial zone can contribute to UAE’s future prosperity.
More than 250 delegates, including decision makers, investors, business leaders and financiers from around the world, attended the 6th UAE Global Investment Forum in Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi. The event was organised in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Institutional Investor Forums (iiforums).
Speaking at the Investment Forum was Khaled Salmeen, CEO and MD of Kizad. Salmeen provided his audience with insights into the development process of the industrial zone, and discussed Kizad’s importance, both in terms of Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification and for the UAE in general.
In addition to his keynote speech, Salmeen participated in the panel discussion, “What makes the UAE so different?”, alongside other prominent figures such as president of the French Business Group in Abu Dhabi Samir Salloum, director general of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development HE Fahad Al Raqbani, and regional development director of the Western Region Development Council (WRDC) Mohamed Al Hosani.
Now more than ever, Salmeen explained, it is crucial that UAE decision makers maintain effective channels for communication and knowledge sharing.
“The Investment Forum is one of the most important communication platforms for experts to discuss the country’s economic challenges, developments and opportunities,” Salmeen told attendees. “On our mission to reduce the reliance on non-renewable energies, the UAE’s newly given emerging market status shows that we are moving in the right direction. Kizad will play a vital role in accelerating that movement towards 2030, where ADPC and Kizad are expected to contribute 15% of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil and -gas GDP by then.”