Investopia Global Talks – India

Accelerating UAE-India Investment

UAE's Investopia links global investors, focuses on future opportunities, and hosts global talks.

19 December 2023

In Partnership with

CII

About Investopia Global Talks

Investopia is a UAE-based platform that connects the global investment community around future investment opportunities. It is an ecosystem that draws on the dynamic and imaginative spirit of the UAE but reaches far beyond. It is designed for those wishing to benefit from the UAE’s unique future-focused economy and its position as an investment hub for some of the fastest growing markets in the world.

Investopia Global Talks is a series of global events launched by Investopia in 2021 following the success of its inaugural session. These talks, hosted in different countries and cities, bring together leaders, investors, and senior business executives to share their latest thinking on the investment and business opportunities in specific geographies and sectors in the new economy.

Since the inception of its Global Talks series, Investopia has hosted most than 10 events in various cities including New York, Geneva, Milan, New Delhi, Mumbai, Cairo, Rabat, Havana and others.

This edition of Investopia’s Global Talks hosted in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) under the theme “Accelerating UAE – India Investment”, brought together senior executives representing major companies in India and the UAE to discuss potential areas of collaboration and investment opportunities in various sectors in the two countries.

The discussion focused on 5 key topics:

Family Business

Family businesses are an integral part of the corporate landscape in India and the UAE and they are central to economic engagement between India and the UAE. How can these enterprises connect to drive bilateral cooperation, and what are the key strategies to take family businesses to the next level and integrate them more closely into global trade and investment engagement?

Digital Trade and E-commerce

The UAE and India's IT and ITeS sectors have become the most significant growth catalysts of the economy, and the e-commerce sector has transformed the way business is carried out. How can India and UAE collaborate to bring out the best practices in IT and ITeS sectors? What are the cooperation avenues for the two countries in areas such as Fintech, Healthtech, Agritech, and e-commerce?

Tourism

Tourism is a thriving industry in India, and the UAE tourism sector has become a key growth driver for its economy. How can India and the UAE cooperate to build environment-friendly practices in tourism such as waste reduction, energy conservation and use of renewable energy? What are the areas in which the two countries can collaborate for building tourism infrastructure?

Advanced Technology

The UAE is expanding its efforts to move to cleaner and sustainable technologies, wherein green mobility plays a critical role. India is one of the largest and fastest-growing automobile markets in the world and committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. How can the two regions collaborate to help further develop EV infrastructure, which will facilitate the development and adoption of EV? What supportive policies and regulatory frameworks are needed for green mobility to facilitate the adoption of sustainable transportation solutions in both countries?

Leveraging UAE CEPA

The CEPA between India and UAE went into effect in 2022, aiming to increase bilateral trade between India and the UAE from $60 billion to $100 billion within the next five years. How can the CEPA promote bilateral investments between India and the UAE, and how can provisions be crafted to protect and encourage cross-border investments?

Investopia Global Talks Agenda

This Investopia Global Talk provided a great opportunity for business owners and investors to connect and explore investment opportunities in their respective sectors and to identify opportunities to shape the future of new economic sectors.

🕘 9:30

Welcome address

Moderator

🕘 10:00

Forging the Future of Indian-Emirati Family Enterprises in the Global Economy

Family businesses are an integral part of the corporate landscape in India and the UAE and they are central to economic engagement between India and the UAE. How can these enterprises connect to drive bilateral cooperation, and what are the key strategies to take family businesses to the next level and integrate them more closely into global trade and investment engagement?

Moderator

🕘 10:30

Charting the Collaborative Future of Indian-UAE IT and E-commerce Innovation

The UAE and India's IT and ITeS sectors have become the most significant growth catalysts of the economy, and the e-commerce sector has transformed the way business is carried out. How can India and UAE collaborate to bring out the best practices in IT and ITeS sectors? What are the cooperation avenues for the two countries in areas such as Fintech, Healthtech, Agritech, and e-commerce?

Moderator

🕘 11:20

Sustainable Destinations: Crafting Eco-Friendly Tourism Pathways in India & UAE

Tourism is a thriving industry in India, and the UAE tourism sector has become a key growth driver for its economy. How can India and the UAE cooperate to build environment-friendly practices in tourism such as waste reduction, energy conservation and use of renewable energy? What are the areas in which the two countries can collaborate for building tourism infrastructure?

Session Speakers

Moderator

🕘 11:30

Accelerating India-UAE Partnerships in EV Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility

The UAE and India are both expanding efforts to move to cleaner and more sustainable technologies. Furthermore, advancements in eco-friendly production methods and sustainable transportation are not only shaping manufacturing practices but also contributing to a more sustainable future. How can the two regions collaborate to unlock opportunities in advanced manufacturing and to speed up the development and adoption of EV?

Moderator

🕘 12:20

CEPA Catalyst: Unlocking the Potential for Indo-UAE Investment and Trade Growth

The CEPA between India and UAE went into effect in 2022, aiming to increase bilateral trade between India and the UAE from $60 billion to $100 billion within the next five years. How can the CEPA promote bilateral investments between India and the UAE, and how can provisions be crafted to protect and encourage cross-border investments?

Moderator

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