The event was attended by over 130 investors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on December 14th – 15th.
December 19, 2016 – Monaco Growth Forum’s Premier Edition of Tech Tour U.A.E. concluded last Thursday evening after three days of meetings, receptions and luncheons in the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hosted by Andreea Porcelli and Monica Cressot of Cressot Capital, this unique networking event featured three of the top companies from our Monaco Growth Forums Fall Edition in Monte Carlo held in November.
Joseph Konowiecki, CEO of Apollo AES shared, “The Tech Tour was both interesting and enlightening. I met a wide variety of companies with which AES may achieve future relationships in the GCC region. I was impressed by the degree with which the UAE could become a springboard for relationships in the global marketplace”
The CEO’s of Apollo AES, (“OAL:GR), Badu Networks, and Lumithera, Inc. met with over 130 investors and business representatives starting on Tuesday in Dubai. this was followed by a Cocktail Reception at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday evening. Wednesday started with an Investor Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton in Abu Dhabi and proceeded to a Cocktail Reception at Jean Georges Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai. The Cocktail was attended by over 60 guests including Business Executives, politicians, and other international investors also based in Dubai.
Clark Tedford, CEO of Lumithera said, “U.A.E. represents an important market for our medical device and has a history of being on the cutting edge of medical technology. The events were an opportunity to meet new collaborators and investors and help us open the doors to bringing our technology here. It was an incredible week for the Tech Tour.”
“U.A.E. is a strategic location for BADU beyond just that of a potential market for our products. The U.A.E. is also a strategic location from which BADU can serve its future continental customers from the Middle East, India and Africa,” said Dennis Vadura, CEO of Badu Networks. “We are very happy to have been part of the U.A.E. Tech Tour as it gave us an opportunity to start forging important relationships in the region.”
Thursday, 15th December was our headline event, the Luncheon presentation at The Address Hotel in Dubai. Over 50 investors watched the company presentations and lingered over a networking lunch well into the late afternoon. Several delegates remarked that they were impressed by the quality of the companies presenting as well as the organization of the Forum.
Andreea Porcelli, CEO of MGF promised, “We will return to the U.A.E. in February with a Tech Tour as we find the international business and investing environment here to be a real benefit to our high growth company clients. We look forward to meeting you all again and exploring the synergies that we have found here for businesses that are seeking an international representation.”