International

UAE enjoys privileged relations with various countries of the world, particularly the Republic of China.
The bilateral relations between China and UAE have witnessed a remarkable stature with the exchange of official visits between the two countries. This has resulted in the conclusion of cooperation agreements and the drafting of frameworks of economic partnerships. These efforts aim to open the doors for new and long-term economic partnership, reinforced by mutual interest, by participating in various economic events organized by two parties. Thus, China will be participating in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting which is taking place on 8-10 April 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The participation of the economic giant in the forum, which carries the theme ‘Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization’, will focus on investments and on various available resources to achieve sustainable development within the parameters of China’s strategic plans.
AIM will provide an opportunity for both sides to strengthen economic cooperation and trade relations. In 2017, non-oil trade volume between the two countries exceeded the $53 billion mark. It is expected to reach $70 billion by 2020. China has also infused direct investment into UAE in the amount of $2.8 billion by the end of 2016, an increased of 33% spread across sectors including wholesale and retail trade, financial and insurance services, real estate, construction, transportation, storage, and others.  The forum aims to establish investment partnerships that will serve the development goals of participating countries by providing an opportunity for the exchange of visions among governments and the private sector to establish strong economic structures for investors and to link opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

Through joint meetings, the Chinese companies will seek to increase cooperation in the fields of innovation and technology transfer, economic diversification, exchange of data on relevant information, education, science and technology, renewable energy and water, oil and gas, culture and arts.

China will also seek to secure more agreements, especially in the field of intra-regional trade, to take advantage of the strategic location of the UAE as a global gateway for re-exporting 50% of Chinese products to GCC, Africa and Europe. More than 4,200 Chinese companies are based in the UAE, lured by diverse investment opportunities UAE provides spread over its vital economic sectors. UAE also offers Chinese citizens, who have reached 200,000 in residence in UAE, visa upon arrival which has contributed significantly to promote tourism and cultural exchange.

The Annual Investment Meeting is considered as one of the largest investment forums in the world. It has strengthened its position as a knowledge-based platform that will offer investors from various economic sectors the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the movement of global markets and the trends to identify and explore the most important investment opportunities. The forum will be attended by senior officials, ministers of economy, economists, and business communities from the around the world.

The Dubai Family Office Forum will reveal investment trends by holding its 4th edition on 5-6 February 2019 at The Palace Downtown in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.This exclusive annual Dubai forum, which represents more than $2 trillion in investor wealth, will be an ideal platform to explore best practices in family governance and investments.Around 115 ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), family office investors and business leaders across MENA will be benefited through this forum. The forum will also highlight impact themes and discussions which will be led by more than 40 renowned international thought leaders, family office principals, and global industry experts.

Prestel & Partners, the global leader in family office forums, is organizing the event in Dubai with topics and investment agenda specific to the interests and concerns of UHNWIs and family offices based in MENA region.

The forum is exclusively designed for family principals and family members, C-suite family office executives of single and private multi-family offices, UHNWIs, and private investors. Family offices and private investors or those who have nothing to sell attend for free.

Those who offer relevant products or solutions may attend by purchasing one of the limited tickets.
To purchase such a ticket or to register your interest as a sponsor send an email to [email protected]

Family Office Forum Dubai is ably supported by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Strategic Marketing and Exhibition, a leading exhibitions company based in Dubai. The forum offers free registration to family offices and UHNWIs.

For online registration, visit www.prestelandpartner.com. For inquiries and partnership opportunities, send email to [email protected] or call +44(0) 20 339 71390.

Anil Annaiah was fascinated with the art of capturing images in a frame in a age as early as 11. Also, passionate about writing poems and essays, he was self-employed as an young entrepreneur. He founded Annleela, a visual media company  started  in 1989 during his college days. He worked as Ideator, Photographer, Writer and Filmmaker across corporate brands and development world for over a decade. In 1999, he collaborated with International Institute of Sustainable development (IISD),Canada on a film production. He worked on 5 social marketing feature films about water, empowered by International Organisations, with well known actors across 5 states and in 6 languages.

These experiences made him to use his passion to bring about a change in the society. Hence, becoming a ChangeMaker. “BrandRadianz – Me The ChangeMaker” was founded in 2001, the same year his first book, “Nobody Speaks To [ME]” was released. He says [ME] is the true inner person residing within each of us. The book was about the need for brands to build radiance in the global society. He says the concept of Brand Radianz was introduced in that book and ideally calls it an “idea book”. The book’s core message stands till this day and it shows the value of the book and more urgent need for all to practice it.

 

Being a creative storyteller, Annaiah creates awareness among people about Environment and Nature through Art. “Nature is Art for Conservation” is one among many projects of Brand Radianz which is a citizen science initiative using photography where the images challenge our perception of reality. According to Annaiah, a Citizen Scientist would be anyone who becomes aware of Nature around him, observes it keenly, tries to understand its changing patterns and becomes an​ empathy driven contributor to the larger pool of science data. Through films like “Discovering Science Through Lens” he reveals nature’s secret for sustainable environment. Discovering Science Through The Lens was a part of Swissnex – ScienceComm’17,India at the National Institute for Advanced Studies(NIAS), IISC, Bangalore in June 2017. On the account of Earth day on 22nd April 2017, for the 4th consecutive year, the exhibition ‘Nature is art for conservation’ presented urban green gardens of Singapore in the name ‘City in the Garden Singapore’. In the creative concept of “A New Life Pledge”, he looks to inspire people to take a pledge for Conservation of Biodiversity and to become citizen scientist.

To Annaiah, the need of the hour is to protect our planet from Climatic Changes​ and to understand our environment in an holistic manner which is why he encourage people to live with nature and use powerful and innovative tools​ to make people consider behavioral changes through projects like ‘SwachaGraha – Start 3 Green Spots’. Annaiah says he had an opportunity to interact with leading experts of waste management domain – SWMRT and was inspired by their work before he could design SwachaGraha. 3 Green Spots is for composting your green waste, growing your own greens and using them in your kitchen. Apart from working diligently to bring about behavioural changes in our carefree perception of Environment, he also worked on different societal challenges like Education, Water and Autism awareness over the last two decades. “Now Get In” is a campaign for Autism awareness which is one of his future projects, it features his award winning documentary “Let’s Leap Forward” as an important learning tool.

Technology is an wonderful tool which would help protect our world. Using this, through Brand Radianz, Annaiah aims to impart constant deep understanding of our problems and to get people engage in issues in which they can participate. Annaiah’s wish is to inspire each person on this planet and make them become ‘Me The ChangeMaker’. Being an author , he is an avid reader and has special interests on autobiographies. He believes that every good book offers us a valuable experience. He also authored 3 other books – Simple Perceptions, New Clouds, and My Mirrors which he says are writings of his thoughts.

Annaiah is multi-talented. Being an Artist, Film Maker, Photographer, Ideator, Storyteller, Author and CEO, he knew the techniques to blend those in right proportions to incite changes for social good. Anil Annaiah has a message for aspiring Indian youth, he wants them “to find goals for themselves that are meaningful and to work towards them sincerely. The fast paced changing times calls for clarity of thought. One should apply their youthful energy and talents wisely. All should choose positive domains to work in and make a lasting contribution to the society we live in.”

If you want to change something, anything, you need to be the change first. Annaiah is one and wants us to become one, A change.

  “What you think, you become

   What you feel, you attract

   What you imagine, you create”- Gautama Buddha

 

To know more, visit http://www.brandradianz.com/

 

 

The UAE has enacted laws and formed government organisations to promote a culture of tolerance and to clamp down on hate crime, the head of Dubai’s Islamic affairs authority said.

The anti-discrimination law, that came into effect in 2015 and criminalises all forms of discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin, and the establishment of a Ministry of Tolerance are among the ways the country is leading the fight against extremism.

Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, managing director of the International Institute for Tolerance, said intolerance and discrimination create a breeding ground for extremism and fanaticism and their consequences need to be addressed.

Speaking in Dubai on Monday, Dr Al Shaibani said: “Wars and famines resulted from intolerance and fanaticism across worldwide communities.

“Promotion of the culture of tolerance is key to the elimination of worldwide conflict. The UAE is the first country to establish a ministry for tolerance,” he said.

The World Tolerance Summit will be held in November to inform policies and brainstorm solutions to address radicalism.

 

“Government and private sector leaders, human rights activists, society studies experts and social media influencers will be hosted at the two-day summit to exchange topics and come up with binding resolutions for societies worldwide,” Dr Al Shaibani said.

He said the UAE was the perfect place to host the summit since it has proven itself as a tolerant country capable of hosting a multinational society which happily coexists.

“Our country is at the forefront of combating terrorism by using measures from internationally recognised experts,” he said.

Last year’s annual Arab Youth Survey revealed that unemployment and extremism were regarded as the greatest challenges to the region.

Because extremist ideologies thrive in societies with the largest number of young people, experts at the summit will focus on youth involvement in educational institutes and the empowerment of women.

The UAE has enacted laws and formed government organisations to promote a culture of tolerance and to clamp down on hate crime, the head of Dubai’s Islamic affairs authority said.

The anti-discrimination law, that came into effect in 2015 and criminalises all forms of discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin, and the establishment of a Ministry of Tolerance are among the ways the country is leading the fight against extremism.

Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, managing director of the International Institute for Tolerance, said intolerance and discrimination create a breeding ground for extremism and fanaticism and their consequences need to be addressed.

Speaking in Dubai on Monday, Dr Al Shaibani said: “Wars and famines resulted from intolerance and fanaticism across worldwide communities.

“Promotion of the culture of tolerance is key to the elimination of worldwide conflict. The UAE is the first country to establish a ministry for tolerance,” he said.

The World Tolerance Summit will be held in November to inform policies and brainstorm solutions to address radicalism.

 

“Government and private sector leaders, human rights activists, society studies experts and social media influencers will be hosted at the two-day summit to exchange topics and come up with binding resolutions for societies worldwide,” Dr Al Shaibani said.

He said the UAE was the perfect place to host the summit since it has proven itself as a tolerant country capable of hosting a multinational society which happily coexists.

“Our country is at the forefront of combating terrorism by using measures from internationally recognised experts,” he said.

Last year’s annual Arab Youth Survey revealed that unemployment and extremism were regarded as the greatest challenges to the region.

Because extremist ideologies thrive in societies with the largest number of young people, experts at the summit will focus on youth involvement in educational institutes and the empowerment of women.

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