The UAE 2031: Growing Beyond Borders

organized by the Ministry of Economy of the UAE
Session Type
Session Themes
UAE Partnerships
Room number
Hall 6 Room 14
Background Documents
17 October 2023
10:00 - 12:30 Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) stands at a momentous juncture in its economic journey, with a resolute vision to double its economy by the year 2031. As the world enters an era of unprecedented challenges and remarkable opportunities, the UAE is poised to take its place among the leading global economies, embracing transformational changes and catalyzing growth across various sectors. 

The UAE 2031 is an event that convenes an esteemed gathering of visionaries, economists, industry experts, government officials, investors, and entrepreneurs. With its focus on accelerating the UAE's aspirations for economic growth and innovation, this event aims to uncover the multifaceted strategies and endeavors that will propel the nation towards achieving its ambitious goal. 

The driving force behind this ambitious endeavor lies in the power of openness and global partnerships, both within the UAE and beyond its borders. As a vibrant and cosmopolitan nation, the UAE has cultivated a culture of collaboration, inviting global leaders, investors, and businesses to participate in the nation's growth story. This event will showcase the significance of global partnerships as essential pillars that bolster economic growth, facilitate knowledge transfer, and unlock new avenues of progress. 

Session themes:

  • What makes the UAE a strategic partner for international growth endeavors? 
  • What roles do Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) play in the UAE’s New Economy? 
  • How has the UAE harnessed the potential presented by the intersection of digital and physical infrastructures?  


Knowledge Partner, International Business Advisor
Entrepreneurship and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Economy, United Arab Eimrates
Vice President of Global Markets, Dubai Chambers
Managing Director, Endava
Managing Director and Head of Sustainability Investments, Gulf Capital
Emirates Global Aluminium, EVP Supply Chain & Business Development
Chief Executive Officer, Invest in Sharjah 2. Dushyant Thakor, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
Deputy Executive Director, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
Chief Competitiveness Officer, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
Chairman, MENA Fintech Association (MFTA) and Founder and CEO, Fils
Director, Financial Institutions, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
General Manager, VARA
Senior Executive Director, Policy & Legal, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market


Editor, Global Data
Head of Investment and Services, World Economic Forum
Principal Economist, Investment Monitor and Head of FDI Services, GlobalData