Business programme

GO East: The Middle East as a Focal Point for Investment and Financial Flows and a Trade Hub

15 Jun , 17:00–18:15
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

The Middle East is ideally located at a crossroads of trade routes and is gradually becoming a hub for Russia’s trade with Asia and Africa, as well as for investments. This has become especially evident due to recent changes in the geopolitical situation.
The United Arab Emirates holds leading positions in the Middle East and North Africa thanks to its liberal economic policy, advanced banking sector and progressive government policy. The UAE has put itself firmly on the map as a global center of innovative technologies and creative industries and, in the last few years, as an expanding international investment and banking center as well. The Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia are, along with the UAE, promising strategic partners for Russia, shaping further pathways for integration between the countries.

Mohammed Saeed, Business Correspondent, Asharq News Channel

Ahmed Azimov, General Director, Center for International Strategic Initiatives
Tatiana Gvilava, Chairman, Russian-Arab Business Council; President, All Russia Organization for Women in Business
Nikita Gusakov, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR; Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center