Dubai is promoting investment opportunities to businesses in the US in infrastructure, energy, and technology sectors arising after the Expo 2020 win. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), in partnership with the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) and the US-U.A.E. Business Council, participated in roadshows in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Austin, and met close to 300 business leaders and executives. The week-long visit, supported by the US Commercial Service and local industry partners in each city, featured presentations by senior Dewa officials Ahmed Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Senior Manager for External Corporate Communication, and Nourma Al Masri, Manager for Administrative Services. "This visit to key markets across the United States was designed with our strategic partners to enhance Dewa's already strong engagement with American industry and policy leaders," said Al Marzouqi. "Opportunities for international trade and commercial partnerships in the infrastructure, energy, and technology sectors - among others - will only increase with the recent awarding of World Expo 2020 to Dubai and the U.A.E.'s established economic development goals for the next few decades." Al Marzouqi positioned U.A.E. business opportunities in the context of Dubai's recent awarding of World Expo 2020. "Our goal for this visit to the US is to present Dewa as a viable partner for international firms looking to work in the U.A.E. and the broader Mena region," said Al Masri. "Dewa is a conduit for energy and water technological innovation, and it actively surveys potential commercial partnerships with American industry." Nourma Al Masri gave details in her presentation of Dewa's profile and the opportunities available to interested US companies. David Hamod, President & CEO of the National U.S-Arab Chamber of Commerce, said: "This visit provided American business leaders with a glimpse into the many commercial and investment opportunities for international partnership as Dewa works to deliver sustainable energy solutions supported by cutting-edge technology." Danny Sebright, President of the US-UAE Business Council, said: "Dewa is a shining example of Dubai and the U.A.E.'s ability to match vision with commitment to meeting sustainable economic development goals put forth by the country's leadership. "This roadshow is an important opportunity to share best practices and information about the global energy, utility, and infrastructure markets." Nourma Al Masri said: "US businesses should also seriously consider participating in the forthcoming Water Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) in April 2015 and take advantage of the event to meet with industry players in the U.A.E. and region."
Source: Emirates 24/7