RTA hosts UAE-France Business Development Summit in Sept

  • The event takes place in coordination with the French Business Council
  • Ibrahim Al Haddad: Our aim is to promote bilateral trade & investment

Roads & Transport Authority – Nashwan Atta’ee:

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the French Business Council in Dubai & Northern Emirates, will host the “First Emirati – French Business Engagement Summit” on September 25, 2017, as part of efforts to create an environment conducive to growth of trade & investment between the two sides.

“The summit aims to encourage investment and trade between the RTA and the French Business Community. More than 200 CEOs and leaders from the public and the private sectors in Dubai and France, as well as government representatives from both parties, are expected to attend the summit; in addition to multinational companies, financial institutions and start-ups.” said Ibrahim Al Haddad, RTA’s Director of the Commercial and Investment Department.

“This summit is the first of a series of events. It forms part of a comprehensive plan for business development, boosts international trade & investment relations, and enhances the collaboration and accessibility to foreign markets. It will enable the RTA to benefit from international expertise and attract local & foreign investments to Dubai in the field of transportation infrastructure,” added Al Haddad.

Bruno de Reneville, French Business Council President: “I wish to thank RTA and especially H.E Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, for placing his trust in us by accepting to organise in RTA’s Headquarters this first of its kind Emirati-French Business Engagement Summit on urban mobility.  French companies are well known for their “savoir-faire” in the transportation sector and have already many noteworthy achievements to their credit in the UAE.

“Following a mutually beneficial visit by a high-level RTA team to France last July, we have today a unique momentum to strengthen our links. I am confident that the infrastructure boom in Dubai triggered by Expo 2020 will create new business and investments opportunities that French companies stand to benefit from. Beyond the well-known solutions of our large corporations, what France also has to offer to the RTA is a wide network of start-ups and SMEs that create a smarter and happier future!,” added Reneville.

Mrs Laurence Batlle, Chairwoman of RATP Dev Executive Board, the Platinum Sponsor of the Summit, added, “We are delighted to be the reference partner of this major event in Dubai alongside the Roads & Transport Authority and the French Business Council. At RATP Dev, we are longstanding and true believers in Dubai’s and RTA’s unique vision and ambition: innovate and build the mobility of the future through a safe and reliable public transport offer in order to support the development of this amazing city.”

It is worth noting that in addition to the RATP Dev, the Platinum sponsor, the event is supported by Alstom, AREP, Engie as Diamond Sponsors; and JCDecaux, Thales and Veolia as Gold Sponsors.