Deutsche Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank hosted 'Dubai Day' Conference in London

8 April 2014

In cooperation with Dubai Islamic Bank, Deutsche Bank convened yesterday the 'Dubai Day 2014' conference in Deutsche Bank’s offices in Winchester House in the city of London.

Co-hosted by Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Chief Executive Officer Dubai Islamic Bank, and Ashok Aram, Deutsche Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Middle East & North Africa, the event provided a unique chance for the participants to interact with Dubai's top business and financial leaders as well as the senior management of public institutions paving the way for the growth of the emirate in the coming years.

The conference provided issuers and investors alike an exclusive opportunity to discuss a wide variety of topics including the growth potential of Dubai’s economy, the progress of infrastructure developments, and the sustainability of Dubai's real estate recovery as well as the stability of its financial sector.

Ashok Aram, Deutsche Bank's Chief Executive Officer for Middle East & North Africa, said: "This gathering brought international investors and leading decision makers from Dubai together to provide a collective view on Dubai. The discussions underlined the strong connectivity of business strategies with the long-term vision and agenda of the emirate. The discussions showed that Dubai stands out within the Middle East due to their unique capability to develop and execute world class projects. We have been honored to cooperate with Dubai Islamic Bank and to co-host this event and we are looking forward to work together on similar future initiatives.”

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Chief Executive Officer Dubai Islamic Bank, said: “Dubai today is on a robust growth path and is expected to be amongst the top performing markets in the coming years. The continuous investment in the emirate’s infrastructure made by the government following the global financial crisis has been a critical factor in providing the strong platform that the emirate enjoys making Dubai and the UAE, ideally positioned to attract genuine long term investors from the global community at large. With a successful event here in London, we are excited to work together with Deutsche Bank for many more such gatherings across the globe.”

Being a high profile event to showcase Dubai and its major entities to international investors, the event was attended by key decision makers from the Government of Dubai along with the leaders of many big corporations such as DP World, Emirates NBD, Nakheel and DEWA among many others.

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