In this meeting, prominent representatives from both the public and private spheres have participated and has had the interventions of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, Reyes Maroto, and the Minister of Economy in the United Arab Emirates, Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri . Both ministers agreed on the importance of trade and bilateral investment between the two countries, which has grown greatly in recent years.
The objective of this conference was to bring Spanish companies closer to the reality of this market and the business opportunities it offers. Together, the situation of the prominent sectors of the country after the pandemic was examined.
During the public-private panel moderated by Marta Blanco, Wassim Said, Senior Consultant of the Office of Food and Water Security of the State Ministry for Food Security and Salvatore Lavallo, Acting Head of FDI of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) They shared information on investment opportunities in this sector and the multiple aid that the Emirati Government offers in this area. Also, José María Montalbán, International Director of NGS System UAE and Salvador Ruiz, International Sales Director of H2Hydroponics shared their investment experiences in the United Arab Emirates.
The President of CEOE International highlighted the great opportunities for companies from both countries regarding cooperation in the agribusiness sector that have been proposed at this meeting. He also highlighted the high competitiveness of Spanish companies, which can contribute their know-how and experience to the Emirati market.
Finally, it should be noted that, simultaneously with the panel moderated by CEOE, the panels “Opportunities in the Water sector in the United Arab Emirates” and “Opportunities in the Health sector in the United Arab Emirates” took place.