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Dr. Nasser Saidi on “Dubai Expophoria 2020”

In a recent op-ed for Gulf Business, Dr. Nasser SaidiFounder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates, analyses the potential effects of Dubai’s hosting the World Expo in 2020.

Titling the piece “Dubai Expophoria 2020”, Dr. Saidi claims that such an event could “herald regional transformation”, and should ring in investor and consumer confidence. He lists four key points to illustrate how “Dubai’s strategy of investing in economic diversification is paying off”, and why the event is poised for success:

  1. Dubai has invested in infrastructure and logistics assets that are tourism and trade-oriented.
  2. There is a distinct geographical comparative advantage; two thirds of the world’s population lives within eight hours flight from Dubai and one third lives within four hours.
  3. Expo will boost growth and the services sector, as it is expected that Expo will generate 277,149 jobs from 2013 to 2021.
  4. Dubai’s hosting of World Expo 2020 increases the “brand value of the city” by $8 billion to $257 billion.

Dr. Saidi goes on to analyse what can be done to mitigate risk and create new opportunities. Click here to read the full article.

For information on Dr. Saidi’s speaking availability, please contact our Managing Partner, Leo von Bülow-Quirk, at leovbq@chartwellpartners.co.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8000

Parag Khanna: “Is Dubai the center of the world (again)?”

Dr. Parag Khanna is a leading next-generation voice on the nexus between international affairs, economics and technology. He is also a highly respected media commentator on international affairs and has recently returned from a trip to Dubai where he wrote a special report for CNN.

Titled “Is Dubai the center of the world (again)?” Parag says the article: “reveals how the city-state has rebounded by capturing cross-emerging market flows of investment and travellers, and has made itself the de facto capital of the Arab world.” He describes the city’s change in fortune, the influx of Chinese companies and freedom of expression.

Click here to read the article in full.

To find out more about Parag Khanna, or to book him as a geopolitical speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellpartners.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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