Event | 22 Jun 2021

UAE: The Growth of a Global Business Hub

Posted in Business, Freelancer, Events, Startups, Client, UAE,

On June 22nd The Work Crowd hosted a panel event delving into the UAE's economic boom as a global hub for business and innovation, looking at the opportunities for start-ups, scale-ups and freelance talent.

On the panel our industry experts discussed the new pro-business regulations, the regions commitment to digitalization, the growth of fintech, e-commerce and the trend of nomad-ing. 

The past decade has seen the UAE’s growth into a hub for international travellers, employees and companies alike, however, over the last 12 months, it has demonstrated unparalleled resilience with the Covid-19 outbreak. The government's agile response has fostered its stance as a global hub for investors, businesses and individuals.

Felice Hurst, Managing Director (MENA) for The Work Crowd’s sister company Hanson Search chaired the panel featuring:

  • Alice Weightman – CEO, The Work Crowd and Hanson Search
  • Selina Bieber -  General Manager, MEA at Godaddy
  • Issam Kazim - CEO, Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing
  • Mohammad Alblooshi - Head of Fintech & Innovation, DIFC Authority

Topics that were up for discussion:

  • The impact the last 12 months has had on the UAE in terms of business landscape and overall sustainable economic growth
  • Government initiatives for new business
  • What makes the UAE attractive for entrepreneurs, companies and freelancers
  • The Remote Working Visa
  • UAE’s Commitment to Digitalization
  • The growth of innovation in the region, particularly e-commerce and Fintech, new platforms and business opportunities

Feel free to view the recording here for all the insights and key take-aways discussed.

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