WA Investments on show at global UAE congress

WA investment opportunities will be showcased at one of the world’s largest investment events, AIM Congress, on May 7-9 in the United Arab Emirates.

The State’s digital investment platform WA Investments – a collaboration between CCIWA and Invest and Trade WA – will exhibit at the congress, spotlighting WA’s prime investment-ready projects to a wide range of global investors.

The event in Abu Dhabi is set to attract more than 10,000 delegates from 175 countries, according to its website.

It offers small and medium businesses the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of investors, industry experts and potential customers, and to gather valuable feedback, establish partnerships and explore new avenues for growth and collaboration.

“We are looking forward to promoting WA Investments and the innovative projects listed in the Middle East at the AIM Congress, which is one of the leading investment events in the world,” says Michael Carter, CCIWA’s Head of International Trade and Investment Centre.

“WA Investments has already attracted strong interest from the UAE, ranking sixth in terms of page views by country.”

WA Investments currently lists 53 projects valued more than $6.4 billion across key priority and emerging industries, including mining and METS, energy, primary industries, tourism and creative industries, infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, and health, medical and science innovation.

Invest and Trade WA Commissioner India-Gulf Nashid Chowdhury says the congress is a great opportunity to showcase WA’s strengths.

“With our recently signed letter of intent with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, we are keen to grow investment, trade and supply chain opportunities between WA and the UAE,” she says.

“This year, we are looking forward to having a branded exhibition booth to promote the State’s key sectors as outlined in the Diversify WA framework.”

In 2022, UAE investment in Australia was estimated at $12.6b, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the world’s fourth-largest sovereign wealth fund, has invested in ports, the TransGrid electricity network and the Queensland Motorway project.

Other UAE sovereign wealth funds also have assets and are examining other investment opportunities in Australia.

The congress includes workshops, a conference, exhibition, regional focus sessions, side events and forums, an investors’ hub, gala dinner, networking opportunities, and investment and start-up awards.

Businesses interested in participating in the AIM Congress can contact Invest and Trade WA Dubai office.


If you are looking for opportunities in business, investment or trade, visit WA Investments.

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