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Investing in Technology in the Middle East

Past event
05 December 2018, 16:30 - 19:00 UTC +04:00

The Middle East continues to attract an increasing amount of foreign direct investment across a range of sectors, none more so than the technology sector with investment into medium and high tech projects accounting for over 60% of the total foreign direct investment into Dubai in 2017. The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has made clear his intention for Dubai to become a leading technology hub and is keen for Dubai to lead the field worldwide in attracting investments into innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence and robotics.

Join us on the 5 December as CMS and Pedersen & Partners consider the implications of this investment and get the inside track from those in the know, across the full spectrum of the investment cycle.

Registration fee: None (participation by invitation only).  Please note the number of participants is limited and places will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please do register as soon as possible.                   



Registration, canapés and networking


Introduction – Robert Flaws, Head of TMT, Middle East, CMS


Case Study


Panel discussion – co-chaired by Mohammed Majid (CMS) and Michael Al-Nassir (Pedersen & Partners)
Confirmed Panelists:

  • Khaled Talhouni, Managing Partner, Wamda Capital
  • Hans Henrik Christensen, Vice President, DTEC Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (part of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Government of Dubai)
  • Yousef Hammad, Managing Partner, BECO Capital
  • John Sharp, Partner, Hatcher+


Close - Q&A and networking

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