Dubai, UAE

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Event Date Wed Oct 24 BST - Thu Oct 25 BST (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Oct 24 12:00am - Thu Oct 25 12:00am
Location Dubai, UAE
Region EMEA

India and UAE have fortified their bilateral trade relations, which have been advanced by the frequent visits by leaders from both countries, in a short span of 3 years to discuss the future of trade and investments.

It is evident that both countries are acquiring a strong foothold in terms of contributing to the global economy and establishing their authority. Bilateral trade between UAE and India amounted to about USD 53 billion in 2016-17, according to a report prepared by Export Genius. Both the countries have decided to increase trade by 60% over the next five years. India is considered to be the UAE’s primary trade partner, accounting for about 9.8% of its total non-oil trade. It is also the largest importer of products from the UAE, buying about 14.9% of the country’s total exports and about 8.7% of its re-exports. Economists are expecting that the trade between India and the UAE is likely to hit USD 100 billion by 2020.

The UAE-India Economic Forum represents a new dawn in the multifaceted economic relationship between the amicable countries. The vision of US$ 100 billion in bilateral trade by 2020 can only be achieved with sustained efforts to constantly engage the key stakeholders, government authorities and investors in a dialogue which strengthens their faith in the establishment and the governments of the two countries—something that the forum has been successfully doing for the past three years.


2018 Speakers

His Highness Sheikh Hasher Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum
Director General, Dubai Information Department

H.E. Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh
Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy

H.E. Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal
Executive Chairman, Sharjah Investment Development Authority (Shurooq)

Mohammed Shael AlSaadi
CEO - Corporate Strategic Affairs Sector, Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai

Aftab Hasan
Chairman of Risk Exchange DIFC Limited & Secretary General of Insurance Business Group (IBG)

Maheshwaram Venkateshwarlu
President, Telangana Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Paras Shahdadpuri
Chairman, Nikai Group of Companies

Dr. Prathap Reddy
Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals

Dhiraj Kunwar
Managing Director, Business Banking, RAKBANK

Dr. Murtaza Khorakiwala
Managing Director, Wockhardt

Daljit Singh
President, Fortis Healthcare

Sanjay Manchanda
Chief Executive Officer, Nakheel

Adel Abdullah Ali
Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia

Dawood Bin Ozair
Chief Executive Officer, Blue Star International

Adil I. Alzarooni
Chief Executive Officer, Alzarooni Emirates Investments

Dr. Brian Etemad
Chief Executive Officer, Tamleek Real Estate

Dr. Ankur Dana
Chief Executive Officer, Dana Group

Yuvraj Narayan
Group Chief Financial Officer, DP World

Dr. Kirit Parikh
Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development and Former Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

Rajendra P. Gupta
Advisor to Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Rishi Kapoor
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp Bank

Ritesh S. Ramakrishnan
Joint Managing Director, Transworld Group

Dr. Sumit Chowdhury
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Gaia Smart Cities

Abhiraj Bhal
Co-Founder, Urbanclap

Faisal Rashid
Director, Demand Side Management, Supreme Council of Energy UAE (Invited)

Bader Al Lamki
Executive Director, Clean Energy, Masdar

Azeez Narain
Associate Vice President – Real Estate and Development, Indian Hotels Company (Taj Group)

Dharmesh Desai
SVP & Head NRI Business, IIFL Group

Abhishek Sharma
CEO, Foundation Holdings

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Partner




• Barjeel


• CMO Asia
• CEO Club Networks


• Bloomberg Businessweek
• B4U
• Financial IT
• CXO Insight
• The SME Times
• Wealth Monitor
• Global Banking & Finance Review
• Maeeshat
• Gulf Property
• Link
• Banking Finance