On November 27, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Katyrin held a working meeting with the General Director of the international investment congress in the United Arab Emirates “AIM Congress” Walid Farghal.
The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM Congress) is an annual investment congress held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on the initiative of the AIM International Foundation, an independent international organization whose goal is to expand the capabilities of the global economy by promoting promising projects and increasing economic productivity. In 2023, the Congress attracted over 10 thousand participants from 175 countries.
During the meeting, Sergei Katyrin noted the importance of developing investment cooperation and strengthening bilateral dialogue between countries. He reported on the implementation of a project to introduce the Regional Investment Standard in the constituent entities of Russia and the role of the system of chambers of commerce and industry in this process, emphasizing that this experience can be useful to foreign partners both in implementing their own investment policy and in the case of investment projects in the regions of Russia.
Нe also recommended that guests visit the international exhibition-forum “Russia”, which takes place in Moscow on the territory of the VDNKh exhibition complex, and noted that the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with regional chambers, actively and regularly participates in the work of the Forum.
The President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported the idea of cooperating the system of chambers of commerce and industry with the AIM Congress and instructed to carry out preliminary work to prepare a delegation of regional chambers of commerce and industry to participate in the annual investment forum in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in May 2024.
Walid Farghal spoke about the goals and objectives of the AIM Congress, noting the importance of comprehensive assistance in attracting foreign direct investment, developing small and medium-sized businesses, stimulating start-ups and implementing innovative projects. He emphasized that the Congress is aimed at supporting a wide range of economic sectors: industry, agriculture, energy, healthcare, technology, finance, etc. Traditionally, the AIM Congress brings together investors, representatives of government authorities, chambers of commerce and industry, private businesses, and financial institutions from various countries.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to maintain a working dialogue in order to coordinate joint business activities.
The meeting was attended by Vice President of the Chamber Dmitry Kurochkin and AIM Global business manager for cooperation with Russia Olga Kolomeitseva.
Department of Project and Investment Activities