Opportunities Dubai 2013

www.sdi.co.uk
Opportunities Dubai 2013

Networking Event - Crowne
Plaza Hotel
Thursday, 26th September
2013

Colin Crabbe
Scottish Devel...
Welcome

Ibrahim Ahli, Director Investment Support&
Promotion Division, Foreign Investment Office
(FDI), Department of Eco...
SDI GLOBAL REACH

Background
Started in 1981
Government agency
Budget
£23m
People
230 staff
industry specialists
local sta...
SDI - WHERE WE ADD VALUE

We provide a global marketing and sales resource which can help:
TRADE

INWARD INVESTMENT

Ident...
PROGRAMME OF KEY EVENTS FOR 2013-14

2013
29 Sept – 3 OctSDI Horizontal mission to UAE and Qatar
20-24 October GITEX Techn...
The Arabian Peninsula

www.sdi.co.uk
GCC states will be the region’s engine

The Gulf Cooperation
Council Countries (GCC)
consist of Bahrain,
Kuwait, Qatar, UA...
GCC states will be the region’s engine

•Saudi Arabia has 20% of world oil
• Qatar has about 14% of world gas.
•UAE owns s...
The Gulf Cooperation Council Countries - mainly Oil economies
2.6
141

9.3
265

3.5
154

Production
Million Barrels per da...
And then there is GAS….

Middle East having 41%
of World reserves
with Qatar having 14%
and Iran having 16%
alone

Source:...
World Bank and IFC 2012 Doing Business Index

140

world ranking

120
100

82

80
60
40
40

22

UAE

Qatar

Bahrain

47

2...
Accession to the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT)

www.sdi.co.uk
GCC states will be the region’s engine

•a $1 trillion economy growing to $2 trillion by
2020.
•Positive growth environmen...
And Dubai is very much at the Centre of this…

50 Million passengers through Dubai Airport annually ….

….When completed, ...
Opportunities Dubai 2013

www.sdi.co.uk
To become the
preferred investment
destination globally
1 Manage and develop
Foreign Direct Investment

– Create and promote a healthy
investment environment
– Growth support by ...
Investment

Creation
Attractive Environment
Support Services
Investment Opportunities

Investment

Investment

Growth
Stim...
1 Provide investment
advise for setup

– Setup logistics support
(e.g. licensing & legal compliance)
– Investment placemen...
1833
800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the
Maktoum family, settled at the mouth of the creek

1900
Dubai’s economy...
GEOGRAPHY
Strategic location
in the Gulf
Main East – West
shipping routes
Heart of one of the
world’s richest regions
Loca...
Highly cosmopolitan society with
a diverse and vibrant culture
Attracts skilled labor by offering
unparalleled quality of ...
2009
Most successful economy to diversify its economy away from oil,
which accounted for just under 2% of GDP

2010
81% of...
Dubai’s strategic geographical location and world class infrastructure
contributed to its position as the 3rd largest re-e...
2011, 1st in ‘Top 20 Cities for Retail’ beating
London, New York, Paris
56% of all international retail brands
Top target ...
FACTORS THE MAKE DUBAI A PRIME TOURISTIC
DESTINATION:
Culture of service excellence
Reasonably accessible from any country...
2010
6.6M hotel guests
1.7M guests in hotel apartments
Number of occupied nights grew from
22.8M in 2009 to 26.6M in 2010
...
Ranked 24th in the world and 1st among
arab countries in its use of information
and communication technology
5th in the wo...
Dubai is generally acknowledged as having
the most developed healthcare system in
the Middle East
World’s 1st healthcare d...
130+ private schools. Offered curricula include
130+ privateBritish, French, German, Indian,
American, schools offer a var...
Dubai has abundant natural resources
for generating renewable energy,
primarily in solar
Responding to the global call for...
10 REASONS TO INVEST IN DUBAI

1 Distinguished Lifestyle
2 Pro-business government
3 Connectivity
4 Stability
5 World-clas...
CONTACT US
Phone: +971 4 44 55 977
Website: www.dubaifdi.com
Email: info.fdi@fdidubai.gov.ae
Opportunities Dubai 2013

www.sdi.co.uk
DOING BUSINESS IN DUBAI
FAYHA SULTAN
MARKETING MANAGER - COMMERCE
WHO WE ARE
DTCM

The Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and
Commerce Marketing (DTCM) was established in
1997. The...
DUBAI’S VISION
TO BECOME THE PREFERRED
INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN
THE WORLD
H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed
Al Maktoum say...
THEN (1990)
NOW (2012)
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

•Non-oil accounts for 96% of GDP
•Services sector 74%
•Economy grew over 3.7% in 2012
mainly from trade...
ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION

Retail

Manufacturing

Tourism

Finance

Infrastructure

Health

Education

Trade

Construction
LIFE STYLE (www.definitelydubai.com)
•http://www.thisisdubai.ae/
•Cosmopolitan lifestyle
•Sophisticated infrastructure
•Id...
CULTURAL TIPS
•Understand Islamic Culture
•Can I get a drink?
•Build a relationship
•Get used to drinking coffee and
tea!
...
Contact Us
Dubai Update website & monthly
newsletter
http://www.dubaiupdateuk.com/

Government of Dubai
Department of Tour...
Opportunities Dubai 2013

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Opportunities
Dubai - Edinburgh
Thursday, 26th of September 2013

www.linksgroup.com
• Introduction
• The Links Group
• Dubai – The bigger picture
• Close
www.linksgroup.com
The Links Group’s S-T-E-P-S
SECURITY

100% control of ownership

TRUST

Long-term clients with a proven track record

EXPE...
Thank you.
john.msv@linksgroup.com
www.linksgroup.com
Opportunities Dubai 2013

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Content
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About Aramex
Middle East Logistics & MENASA
Aramex Middle East and Africa
Aramex in the UK
Aramex Advan...
About Aramex
Middle East Logistics

What can Dubai offer

Logistics Infrastructure
Market Opportunity served by Dubai
Extended market p...
Logistics by sea – Jebel Ali Port

Northern Europe
18 days / 9 services

USA (East)
21 days / 4 services

Mediterranean
13...
Logistics by air – Emirates Airline

Mumbai

Hours
2.5

Flights/week
35

Cairo

4

10

Addis Ababa

4

7

Moscow

5

14

R...
Future potential for the GCC
•

The region‘s large and mostly young
population is expected to grow at a rate
of 1.4% over ...
Dubai is the gateway to a growing MENASA

• Can service a region of 42 countries with a population
of 2.3 Billion
•
•
•
•
...
80% of the largest insurance companies
70% of global top 25 banks
Dubai as a hub for MENASA
Logistically
• Connected to more than 120
destinations by Emirates airline alone
• One of the wo...
Aramex Middle East & Africa
Aramex support to your business
Expansion Strategy

•

Expanding in emerging markets
through acquisition, franchising and
strategic partnerships

•

Inves...
Aramex Solutions

Aramex makes optimal use of its services to create

personalized

and innovative
for its customers

solu...
Aramex Facility Dubai Logistics City

A total Storage area
of 72,000 m2
Aramex offices in the region
Aramex fleet in the region
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•
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355+ offices in 60 countries
12,800+ employees from 84 nationalities
60,000+ customers worldwide
Main Hubs: UAE, ...
Aramex UK Services
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Express (domestic and international)

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UK, Ireland & European road freight

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Air & Ocean freight...
Aramex Advantage

1

Aramex offers

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global reach

2

Aramex

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Aramex offers one stop shop solution with

tailors its ...
Thank You
Opportunities Dubai 2013

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  1. 1. Opportunities Dubai 2013 www.sdi.co.uk
  2. 2. Opportunities Dubai 2013 Networking Event - Crowne Plaza Hotel Thursday, 26th September 2013 Colin Crabbe Scottish Development International 26 September www.sdi.co.uk 2013
  3. 3. Welcome Ibrahim Ahli, Director Investment Support& Promotion Division, Foreign Investment Office (FDI), Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai Fayha Sultan, Marketing Manager, Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) John Martin St. Valery, Founding Partner, The Links Group David Harris, UK Country Manager, Aramex Jerry Parks, Partner Dubai, Taylor Wessing (International Law Firm) Isabelle Henderson, International Trade Adviser, Smart Exporter www.sdi.co.uk
  4. 4. SDI GLOBAL REACH Background Started in 1981 Government agency Budget £23m People 230 staff industry specialists local staff throughout Scotland 23 overseas offices Dubai was established in Jan 2010 www.sdi.co.uk
  5. 5. SDI - WHERE WE ADD VALUE We provide a global marketing and sales resource which can help: TRADE INWARD INVESTMENT Identify market opportunities and provide market intelligence Strategy Development Collaboration and risk reduction Prepare businesses to do business overseas Identify business partners Identify business partners and finance support options Potential financial assistance Facilitate connections and business relationships www.sdi.co.uk Identify staff, training, property and academia Dedicated aftercare
  6. 6. PROGRAMME OF KEY EVENTS FOR 2013-14 2013 29 Sept – 3 OctSDI Horizontal mission to UAE and Qatar 20-24 October GITEX Technology Week Dubai 10-11 November Trade mission and exhibition at ADIPEC Abu Dhabi 13 November Trade mission to Saudi Arabia 2 – 4 December TBA SDI Trade Mission to Erbil, Kurdistan 2014 28-30 January World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi 27 – 30 January Arab Health Dubai 23 – 27 February Gulfood Dubai www.sdi.co.uk
  7. 7. The Arabian Peninsula www.sdi.co.uk
  8. 8. GCC states will be the region’s engine The Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) consist of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar designated high growth emerging market priorities www.sdi.co.uk
  9. 9. GCC states will be the region’s engine •Saudi Arabia has 20% of world oil • Qatar has about 14% of world gas. •UAE owns some of the world’s biggest investment funds, the biggest ADIA has estimated reserves of $875 billion •There are a large number of wealthy families and conglomerates •Some 65% of the population is under the age of 25 and governments need to attract huge levels of investment to create jobs. •There will be heavy investment in education and job creation in the next ten years. www.sdi.co.uk
  10. 10. The Gulf Cooperation Council Countries - mainly Oil economies 2.6 141 9.3 265 3.5 154 Production Million Barrels per day 2.6 101 7.3 25 2.5 97 Reserves billion barrels MIDDLE EAST TOTAL CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION = 23 MIDDLE EAST TOTAL CRUDE OIL RESERVES = 796 www.sdi.co.uk Source: OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin 2012
  11. 11. And then there is GAS…. Middle East having 41% of World reserves with Qatar having 14% and Iran having 16% alone Source: OPEC www.sdi.co.uk Annual Statistical Bulletin 2012
  12. 12. World Bank and IFC 2012 Doing Business Index 140 world ranking 120 100 82 80 60 40 40 22 UAE Qatar Bahrain 47 26 Saudi 42 20 0 GCC www.sdi.co.uk INDIA CHINA Oman UK Kuwait
  13. 13. Accession to the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) www.sdi.co.uk
  14. 14. GCC states will be the region’s engine •a $1 trillion economy growing to $2 trillion by 2020. •Positive growth environment driven by high oil prices •GCC governments are stepping up capital investment to recycle balance of payment surpluses and promote diversification. •Government 20 year plans are the key drivers of the economy, usually focusing on massive infrastructure development projects. e.g. six economic cities in Saudi Arabia will require more than a $100 billion of investment. www.sdi.co.uk
  15. 15. And Dubai is very much at the Centre of this… 50 Million passengers through Dubai Airport annually …. ….When completed, DWC will be the largest airport in the world with five runways and capacity for 160 million passengers. www.sdi.co.uk
  16. 16. Opportunities Dubai 2013 www.sdi.co.uk
  17. 17. To become the preferred investment destination globally
  18. 18. 1 Manage and develop Foreign Direct Investment – Create and promote a healthy investment environment – Growth support by enabling expansion and reach 2 Manage and develop Investment policies and regulations – Analyze and recommend – Reform and advocacy 3 Help investors throughout investment lifecycle from setup to growth – Troubleshooting – Handholding
  19. 19. Investment Creation Attractive Environment Support Services Investment Opportunities Investment Investment Growth Stimulate Environment Growth Support Growth Management SUSTAINABLE INVESTEMENT MODEL Retention Reinforce Environment Divestment Support & Management
  20. 20. 1 Provide investment advise for setup – Setup logistics support (e.g. licensing & legal compliance) – Investment placement (FreeZone and mainland Dubai) 2 Regulatory compliance – Assessment of compliance – Needed approvals 3 Market Orientation – Networking – Partnership Identification
  21. 21. 1833 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum family, settled at the mouth of the creek 1900 Dubai’s economy was mainly based on pearl diving, fishing and herding 1950s Increase in volumes of cargo handling and strengthening the city’s position as a major trading and re-exporting hub 1966 Discovery of oil led the government to use the revenues to strengthen the infrastructure. Soon, Dubai became a business and tourism hub in the region Video Sourced from NASA
  22. 22. GEOGRAPHY Strategic location in the Gulf Main East – West shipping routes Heart of one of the world’s richest regions Located midway between the Far East and Europe
  23. 23. Highly cosmopolitan society with a diverse and vibrant culture Attracts skilled labor by offering unparalleled quality of life. One of the safest cities in the world* Top Middle Eastern city* *Mercer’s Quality of Life Index
  24. 24. 2009 Most successful economy to diversify its economy away from oil, which accounted for just under 2% of GDP 2010 81% of existing investors surveyed plan to maintain or increase investment in Dubai 2011 3.4% growth in GDP accompanied by a 44.3% growth in exports 2012 Dubai welcomed a record of over 10 million visitors in 2012, marking a 9.3 per cent jump from the previous year, boosting hotel revenues by 18 per cent to Dh18.82 billion (Dh15.97 billion in 2011) Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)
  25. 25. Dubai’s strategic geographical location and world class infrastructure contributed to its position as the 3rd largest re-export hub UAE is rated 2nd best in the world in road infrastructure, 3rd in aviation infrastructure, 5th in quality of port infrastructure and 8th in ground transport network. It is also rated 1st in effective marketing and branding campaigns and 13th in implementation of rules and regulations. UAE is currently planning and executing projects worth $58 billion on roads and bridges alone, which is half of the regional spending on basic infrastructure. Travel and Tourism competitive report, World Economic Forum Jebel Ali port is the 9th busiest container port in the world Dubai International Airport is the 4th busiest international airport in the world: 6,000+ weekly flights transporting 50.7 Million passengers in 2011 130 international airlines connecting Dubai with the world 220+ destinations in every continent
  26. 26. 2011, 1st in ‘Top 20 Cities for Retail’ beating London, New York, Paris 56% of all international retail brands Top target for Asian retailers outside their home region 70+ shopping malls including the World’s Largest Mall, The Dubai Mall Dubai Events and promotion establishment Dedicated agency within its Economic Department DSF and DSS drive growth in retail sector City is well known as the premier retail destination
  27. 27. FACTORS THE MAKE DUBAI A PRIME TOURISTIC DESTINATION: Culture of service excellence Reasonably accessible from any country in the world Offers world-class resorts and five- star hotels First-rate cuisine with Michelin star restaurants and celebrity chefs Prime beaches and clear, sunny climate with outdoor activities such as desert safaris and water sports Offers prestigious horse races, tennis tournaments and car rallies A premier shopping destination Dubai Culture and heritage adds a unique flavour to its cosmopolitan flare
  28. 28. 2010 6.6M hotel guests 1.7M guests in hotel apartments Number of occupied nights grew from 22.8M in 2009 to 26.6M in 2010 2012 Forecast for tourism industry USD 33.45B (10.4% of GDP) 2015 Forecast for tourism industry USD 42.19B (11.2% of GDP)
  29. 29. Ranked 24th in the world and 1st among arab countries in its use of information and communication technology 5th in the world for company-wide tech adoption in the private sector 3rd in government procurement of advanced technology products 1st in per-capita number of mobile telephone subscription
  30. 30. Dubai is generally acknowledged as having the most developed healthcare system in the Middle East World’s 1st healthcare dedicated free zone Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC) 2 hospitals 90+ outpatient medical centers & labs 2,000+ licensed professionals The government designed a plan to develop and grow medical tourism in Dubai Dubai’s Biotechnoloy and Research park (DuBiotech) attracted global firms that now form BioWorld Consortium
  31. 31. 130+ private schools. Offered curricula include 130+ privateBritish, French, German, Indian, American, schools offer a variety of curricula including American, British, French, German, Indian, International Baccalaureate, Pakistani, Filipino International Baccalaureate, and Russian and Russian. Many homegrown universities and colleges such as Zayed University and Dubai Medical College for Many homegrown universities and colleges such Girls offer excellent education for locals and expats as Zayed University and Dubai Medical College Foreign accreditedaccredited universities such as for Girls. Foreign universities are attracted by Dubai such as Cass Business School, London Cass Business School, London Business School Business School, University ofDubai Center and Harvard Medical School Wollongong Government set up the Knowledge and Human Development Authority to further develop and Government set up world-class standards regulate the sector tothe Knowledge and Human Development Authority
  32. 32. Dubai has abundant natural resources for generating renewable energy, primarily in solar Responding to the global call for nations to reduce their carbon footprints Initiating a green building code, announcing 5% Renewable energy target Dubai green economy partnership program to foster and develop Dubai as a regional player Strategic proximity to Masdar City in Abu Dhabi
  33. 33. 10 REASONS TO INVEST IN DUBAI 1 Distinguished Lifestyle 2 Pro-business government 3 Connectivity 4 Stability 5 World-class Logistics Infrastructure 6 Best Retail hub 7 Center for global headquarters 8 ICT leader 9 Healthcare pioneer 10 A visionary leadership
  34. 34. CONTACT US Phone: +971 4 44 55 977 Website: www.dubaifdi.com Email: info.fdi@fdidubai.gov.ae
  35. 35. Opportunities Dubai 2013 www.sdi.co.uk
  36. 36. DOING BUSINESS IN DUBAI FAYHA SULTAN MARKETING MANAGER - COMMERCE
  37. 37. WHO WE ARE DTCM The Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) was established in 1997. The main responsibility of the department is the promotion of Dubai’s commerce and tourism interests overseas.
  38. 38. DUBAI’S VISION TO BECOME THE PREFERRED INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN THE WORLD H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum says: “Most of people talk, we do things. They plan, we achieve. They hesitate, we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them. Dubai is a living example of that.”
  39. 39. THEN (1990)
  40. 40. NOW (2012)
  41. 41. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW •Non-oil accounts for 96% of GDP •Services sector 74% •Economy grew over 3.7% in 2012 mainly from trade and services sector •Expected 4.5 - 5% growth in 2013 www.definitelydubai.com
  42. 42. ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION Retail Manufacturing Tourism Finance Infrastructure Health Education Trade Construction
  43. 43. LIFE STYLE (www.definitelydubai.com) •http://www.thisisdubai.ae/ •Cosmopolitan lifestyle •Sophisticated infrastructure •Ideal location •Optimistic, dynamic •Climate •Modern and comfortable •International schools and universities •International cuisine and shopping •Safety Ski Dubai Dolphin Bay Sand Skiing 4x4 Desert Safari •Many activities for the kids, Kidzania, Sega World, Aquaventure, •Sporting capital of the Middle East •Art , culture and Fashion •Concerts, conferences, exhibitions and festivals •Beaches, parks and state of the art hotels •Desert adventures
  44. 44. CULTURAL TIPS •Understand Islamic Culture •Can I get a drink? •Build a relationship •Get used to drinking coffee and tea! •Make regular visits •Draft short reports •Give tangible evidence •Prioritise phoning to writing •Gain their trust •Accept late and last minute invitations •Remember Fridays and Ramadan
  45. 45. Contact Us Dubai Update website & monthly newsletter http://www.dubaiupdateuk.com/ Government of Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) 4th Floor, Nuffield House 41- 46 Piccadilly London, W1J 0DS Tel: 020 7321 6110 Fax: 020 7321 6111 Email:dtcm_uk@dubaitourism.ae Web: ww.definitelydubai.com
  46. 46. Opportunities Dubai 2013 www.sdi.co.uk
  47. 47. Opportunities Dubai - Edinburgh Thursday, 26th of September 2013 www.linksgroup.com
  48. 48. • Introduction • The Links Group • Dubai – The bigger picture • Close www.linksgroup.com
  49. 49. The Links Group’s S-T-E-P-S SECURITY 100% control of ownership TRUST Long-term clients with a proven track record EXPERTISE A network of experts who facilitate licensing PROFESSIONALISM Qualified, licensed & regulated SPEED Fast-track route to market www.linksgroup.com
  50. 50. Thank you. john.msv@linksgroup.com www.linksgroup.com
  51. 51. Opportunities Dubai 2013 www.sdi.co.uk
  52. 52. Content • • • • • About Aramex Middle East Logistics & MENASA Aramex Middle East and Africa Aramex in the UK Aramex Advantage
  53. 53. About Aramex
  54. 54. Middle East Logistics What can Dubai offer Logistics Infrastructure Market Opportunity served by Dubai Extended market penetration
  55. 55. Logistics by sea – Jebel Ali Port Northern Europe 18 days / 9 services USA (East) 21 days / 4 services Mediterranean 13 days / 6 services Intra Gulf 1 day / 25 services West Africa 16days / 2 services Red Sea 12 days / 5 services India 4 days / 31 services East Africa 8 days / 2 services South America 25 days / 2 services Far East 20 days / 23 services South East Asia 7days / 11 services South Africa 12days / 4 services Oceania 27days (Transshipment)
  56. 56. Logistics by air – Emirates Airline Mumbai Hours 2.5 Flights/week 35 Cairo 4 10 Addis Ababa 4 7 Moscow 5 14 Rome 6 14 London 7 26 Singapore 7.5 14 Seoul 8 12 Shanghai 8.5 14 Cape Town 9 7 Tokyo 10 5 New York 13 14 Sydney 14 14 Sao Paulo 15 7 MENASA • Combined GDP of $5.1 trillion • 2nd fastest growing emerging market • 23% of global population • 50% of region under 25 years of age • 45% global oil reserves • 28% of natural gas reserves 33% of the world’s population and 12% of global GDP are within 4 hours flying time 66% are within 8 hours
  57. 57. Future potential for the GCC • The region‘s large and mostly young population is expected to grow at a rate of 1.4% over the next decade. • One-third of the MENA population is between 10 and 24. By 2025, the MENASA population is expected to reach 2.34 billion by 2025 • According to Goldman Sachs, the region is expected to overtake the United States as the world‘s second largest economy by 2050. • At an average oil price of US$50, the present value of the GCC‘s oil and gas exports is US$18.3 trillion. • Total external trade from the region was about US$2.2 trillion in 2009. • The privatization pipeline in the MENASA region is expected to be more than US$900 billion over the next ten years. • Global infrastructure demand to reach $60 Trillion by 2030 according to OECD estimates • There are US$2.4 trillion worth of infrastructure projects in the GCC, while India has approximately US$1 trillion in major infrastructure requirements. • The Islamic finance industry took 40 years to reach US$1 trillion in assets (where it is today) but will only take three to five years to reach the US$2 trillion mark.
  58. 58. Dubai is the gateway to a growing MENASA • Can service a region of 42 countries with a population of 2.3 Billion • • • • • • The 2nd fastest growing emerging market A growing economy tripled its size over the past decade Represents 23% of global population (1.6 billion) A young population with 50% of region under 25 175 million joining the workforce over the next decade Home to 45% global oil reserves and 28% of natural gas reserves Source: Dubai World Central, May 2012 Dubai International Financial Center
  59. 59. 80% of the largest insurance companies
  60. 60. 70% of global top 25 banks
  61. 61. Dubai as a hub for MENASA Logistically • Connected to more than 120 destinations by Emirates airline alone • One of the worlds largest ports • Sea – road – air in under three hours • 6,000+ weekly flights • 130 airlines connecting Dubai • 220+ destinations in every continent • One of the lowest average logistics costs in the world • The best logistics infrastructure in the Middle East (World Bank) Education • Over 130 schools teaching American, British, French, German, Indian, International Baccalaureate, Pakistani, Filipino, Russian and Japanese curriculums Financially • Dedicated financial center. • Traditional financing – Trade credit, insurance, import/export financing etc. • Islamic financing Information Technology • Ranked 24th in the world and 1st among Arab countries in its use of information and communication technology Contract structuring • Shariah law • UAE Law • UK Common Law (DIFC Courts) • International arbitration enforceable onshore
  62. 62. Aramex Middle East & Africa Aramex support to your business
  63. 63. Expansion Strategy • Expanding in emerging markets through acquisition, franchising and strategic partnerships • Investing in infrastructure and technology to support organic growth and increase efficiency and cost-optimization • Supporting entrepreneurship and ebusinesses, including e-commerce startups and companies, to encourage growth in trade • A federal, decentralized structure Aramex Corporate Presentation
  64. 64. Aramex Solutions Aramex makes optimal use of its services to create personalized and innovative for its customers solutions
  65. 65. Aramex Facility Dubai Logistics City A total Storage area of 72,000 m2
  66. 66. Aramex offices in the region
  67. 67. Aramex fleet in the region
  68. 68. • • • • 355+ offices in 60 countries 12,800+ employees from 84 nationalities 60,000+ customers worldwide Main Hubs: UAE, Bahrain, UK, Jordan, France, Belgium, Singapore, South Africa and Kenya
  69. 69. Aramex UK Services • Express (domestic and international) • UK, Ireland & European road freight • Air & Ocean freight forwarding • Integrated Logistics (warehousing, supply chain, customs clearance) • E-commerce solutions
  70. 70. Aramex Advantage 1 Aramex offers 3 global reach 2 Aramex 4 Aramex offers one stop shop solution with tailors its supply chain solutions to meet Customer needs Benefits from volume based pricing methodology and 5 Customers benefit from Aramex’s 7 cost optimization local experts on all issues smart technology solutions 6 senior contacts Aramex In addition to Local Experts, Aramex makes available global and regional pro-actively monitors its service level and performance review meetings to address customer needs schedule
  71. 71. Thank You
  72. 72. Opportunities Dubai 2013 www.sdi.co.uk

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