UAE Trade Exhibition in India to double its size

DUBAI - THE UAE Trade Exhibition in India this year will double it size in terms of exhibition area and number of companies participating in the event. The exhibition, jointly organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI); Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing will be held at Mumbai World Trade Centre from December 15 to 18.

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Published: Tue 10 Feb 2004, 12:31 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:51 AM

Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwee, Director-General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: "We successfully held the first UAE Trade Exhibition in India in Mumbai last year. The event witnessed several trade contracts worth over Dh500 million."

During the recent years India has emerged a major trade partner of the UAE. According to Y K Sinha, India's Consul-General, the country's total trade with UAE was more than 4.8 billion last year, while the exports were in excess of $3 billion and the non-oil imports from the UAE was more than $700 million . According to DCCI statistics, in 2002 the total non oil trade between Dubai and India was more than $2.5 billion. "We are keen on encouraging the trade relations between both countries. It is the policy of DCCI to facilitate economic relations with other countries while encouraging and promoting the national industries and attracting foreing investments into the UAE," said Ahmed Al Banna, Deputy Director-General of DCCI.

International Expo Consults, the Dubai based exhibition company has been re-appointed as the technical organiser of the exhibition. Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, president of IEC said: "We are working on a number of value additions to the event. The exhibition this year will have interactive session and workshops addressed by prominent UAE speakers who will target specific industry sectors that hold the best potential for business opportunities."

Jebel Ali Free Zone and DTCM has announced their continued commitment and support to the event. Khalifa Ali Buamaim, DTCM's overseas promotions manager said the department is positive about the event providing impetus to bilateral trade.

"India is one of the UAE's major trading partners and is a prime source of inward investment. The large number of Indian companies in Dubai and the UAE is proof of the growing ties between the two countries," he added.

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