The Emirates at 50: Accelerating UAE-UK business collaboration and investment

Date and Time:

September 14, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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The UK-UAE Business Council invites you to join their webinar,  jointly hosted with The Emirates Society, in which we will be joined by two eminent speakers, H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade and Lord Grimstone, UK Minister for Investment.

This exclusive webinar will explore the future business and investment relationship between the Emirates and the UK, and ways to drive greater growth and collaboration domestically and internationally by opening new markets.

The Ministers, who have been closely involved in shaping UAE-UK business ties, will also provide insights into the policy and economic approach needed to make investment and economic cooperation easier and more effective in a post-COVID world, as well as ways to create a broader ecosystem of knowledge sharing, collaboration and alignment between large multinational businesses, fast-growing start-ups, and SMEs.

Our Speakers:

H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade

H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi was appointed the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, following the new UAE Government structure in July 2020, and has been assigned a file to attract the best talents and competencies to serve the strategic direction of the UAE.

H.E. also oversees the development of non-oil foreign trade sectors and the expansion of global partnerships, in addition to enhancing the investment climate in the country, in order to cement its position as a major business destination at the regional and global levels.

Lord Grimstone, UK Minister for Investment at Department for International Trade and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Lord Grimstone was appointed Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in March 2020. In his role as Minister at the DIT he oversees the developing new investment strategies, promotion of investment and strengthening business-investor relations. Whilst in his role at BEIS sees Lord Grimstone work across investment in the advanced manufacturing, automotive, infrastructure, materials (including steel), professional and business services.

In addition to his work within the Government, Lord Grimstone has served in multiple executive roles across the public and private sector including chairman of Barclays Bank plc and Standard Life Aberdeen and Board Adviser for the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, where he developed strong ties within the Emirates. Most recently he led on delivering the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership agreement with Mubadala.

Further speakers will be announced shortly.

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