The Background

India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) enjoy strong bonds of friendship based on age-old cultural, religious and economic ties between the two nations. Backed by the political and people-to-people interactions, bilateral trade continued to soar despite global headwinds.

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3rd Edition

The Economic Times launched the India-UAE Strategic Conclave in 2017 when a new life had been infused in the age-old ties between the two nations by the signing of the comprehensive strategic partnership agreement. Much has been achieved since then and there has been sustained efforts by both sides to elevate this relationship further by involving stakeholders from political, diplomatic, business, trade and cultural circles.

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Why Dubai

Dubai has a track-record of successfully hosting world-class business events, thanks in part to the spirit of cooperation which exists between the government, industry and local communities.

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Where is the Action Happening & Key Themes for the Summit!

Through the currency swap agreement, both India and the UAE can make payments in their respective currency to boost and trade investment without the involvement of a third currency like dollar

Indian start-up companies can leverage the UAE’s position as a strategic trade hub to expand their reach in new markets, especially in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa

Healthcare has emerged as one of the growth sectors in India and a key index to define the progress of the country. The healthcare market is expected to reach $372 billion by 2022

India continues to be the world’s top recipient of inward remittances, with nearly $80 billion coming into the country in 2018 – an increase of more than 15% from the previous year, according to the latest World Bank report

UAE assures India to cover shortfall in oil supplies after US sanctions on Iran

The UAE (United Arab Emirates) is looking at India for investment in food processing, logistics and infrastructure.

A stable government at the centre is expected to encourage inflows from foreign portfolio investors into Indian markets

Dubai’s buoyant hospitality sector, which is gearing up to host more than 20 million visitors at World Expo 2020, is way ahead of seven other key global cities in average spend per overnight visitor as well as in the number of hotel keys per resident

Dubai is “the largest open-air stage for Indian Arts, Culinary Experiences & Bollywood Filmmakers” because of its assortment of locations and the proximity to India

Who Will Attend?

Ministers, Vice Ministers, Governors, Mayors, Chairmen, Director Generals, CEOs, Managing Directors, Heads, General Managers, Investors, Businessmen, C Level Participants from Private Sector, Entrepreneurs, Advisors, Specialists from:

  • Ministries and Government Departments
  • Investment Promotion Agencies
  • Chambers of Commerce and Industry & Business Councils
  • Industrial and Economic Zones
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • SWF, Pension and Investment Funds, Family offices
  • Insurance, Risk and Credit Rating Companies
  • Financial and Legal Consultancy Firms
  • Start-ups & Incubators

The Start-up Showcase

Three start-ups from each of the sectors being highlighted at the conference will get the opportunity to showcase their innovation at this prestigious platform. Send in your nominations if you think your start-up is uniquely innovative and falls under either of the following categories:

  • Healthcare Technology
  • Logistics
  • Food Processing
  • Banking and Financial Solutions
  • Fintech

Glimpses of 2018

Past Speakers

H H Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance
HE Navdeep Singh Suri
H.E Navdeep Singh Suri
Ambassador of India to the UAE
Dr Tayeb Kamali
Dr. Tayeb Kamali
Director General, Education Training Development UAE Ministry of Interior
1-Abdulla Ajmal
Abdulla Ajmal
Deputy COO, Ajmal Perfumes
2-H E Abdulla Al Saleh
H. E Abdulla Al Saleh
Undersecretary - Foreign Trade and Industry Ministry of Economy, UAE
3-Abdulla Alshehhi
Abdulla Alshehhi
Managing Director & Chief Consultant & Founder National Advisor Bureau
4-Adeeb Ahamed
Adeeb Ahamed
MD, LuLu Financial Group, Twenty14 Holdings and Tablez
5-Dr Ankur Dana
Dr Ankur Dana
CEO, Dana Group of Companies
6-Arvind Kasturirangan
Arvind Kasturirangan
VP & India - Middle East Business Head, Automation Anywhere
7-Arvind Varchaswi
Arvind Varchaswi
MD, Sri Sri Tattva