Gulf Capital at the Abu Dhabi Economic Forum 2008
Gulf Capital was, for the second consecutive year, a lead sponsor at the Abu Dhabi Economic Forum held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi from 3 – 4 February 2008.
Held under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, the highprofile event attracted strong participation by corporate leaders, bankers, economists and businessmen from the region and the rest of the world.
Speaking about the sustainability of the present economic boom, Dr Karim El Solh, Founder & CEO Gulf Capital said: “We’ve identified the fastest growing industries in the region we want to be involved with and have partnerships with companies in oil and gas, infrastructure, water, telecom, and education. We are looking forward to increasing these in the near future.”
During the two-day forum, experts discussed Abu Dhabi’s Economic Strategy & Policy Agenda through to the Prospects of Investing in Arab Countries. Its economic vision, which has been formulated by the Emirate’s leadership, involves massive investment in the energy sector, basic industries, infrastructure, tourism, real estate and knowledgebased industries.
Solh added: “We are very focused and only invest in the Gulf due to the immense opportunities in the region. Such a forum provides us with a tool to enable us to move forward and build on what we have achieved so far.”
In regards to where Gulf Capital will be in the next 10 years, he added: “We have a long window of visibility to grow and prosper. I’d say we’re only getting started”