About The Event
The GCC region – comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman – is rapidly emerging as a powerhouse for investment and economic growth, transforming the region into a magnet for international capital.
Various factors fuel the region’s rise: state of the art supply chain infrastructure in countries like Oman, burgeoning data markets and cutting-edge technology adoption in countries like the Emirates, and strong government surpluses propelled by energy production.
In addition to expanding the region’s economy by 6.9% in 2022, member states significantly grew their FDI inflows last year, indicating a wealth of promising investment opportunities across diverse sectors. Estimates suggest that FDI into the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP) area reached $56 billion in 2022 and will reach an additional $66 billion by 2023.
What makes the GCC region generally, and some countries in particular, so attractive for investment? How can international investors best capitalize on the diverse opportunities, from logistical hubs to expanded tourism, presented by the region? What role does regional integration play in shaping the future of the Gulf economies? How does investment into the Gulf fuel growth and innovation in the global landscape? At Foreign Investment: Scaling New Heights, we’ll answer these questions and identify specific opportunities for collaboration and investment.