The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and its export-financing arm, the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (Adex), explored industrial sector opportunities and supported the national economy forum at the recent Make in the Emirates forum.
Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, said: “The participation of the Fund and Adex at the forum reflects our desire to unify national efforts to reinforce the UAE’s position as an important global industrial centre, and to support the national strategy to boost the economy through industrial development.”
He pointed out that the forum was an important platform to envision the future of national industries and a competitive export sector, adding that the event also shed the light on important global trends in the industrial and investment sectors. “The forum made it possible to explore qualitative investment opportunities in promising sectors in the country,” he said.
Support for national ambitions
ADFD is a major financial institution in the UAE, implementing the country’s vision of global sustainable development. As such, its participation in the forum also reflects ADFD’s support for national ambitions to invest in prospective sectors and desire to accelerate industrial investment.
Adex participated in key sessions of the forum, where it highlighted its objectives and role in supporting UAE companies though financing solutions to expand their global footprint, enhance competitiveness and increase contribution to the national economy.
The forum was held on June 21 and 22 under the theme, ‘Invest, Partner, Grow’. More than 1,300 representatives of investment companies and 20 financial institutions, participated in the event, apart from national companies, public-sector entities, investors, manufacturers and stakeholders.
Adex also underscored the advantages for importers that take credit from it with a guarantee to purchase goods and services from an Emirati source.-- TradeArabia News Service