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Dubai launches World Logistics Passport at Davos to boost global Trade

Davos 2020: As head of the Dubai Silk Road steering committee, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum hosted an event in Davos to provide an update on his vision for the Silk Road Strategy. HH was accompanied by other members of the steering committee, H.E Sultan Al Mansoori, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, and Ms. Nadya A. Kamali.

  • HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum provided an update on his vision for the Dubai Silk Road in Davos one year after its enactment.
  • The session focused on how Dubai is engaging with global leaders to create the Dubai Silk Road, a disruptive evolution in global trade.
  • More than 60 global leaders from over 20 countries gathered to discuss challenges and opportunities under different growth scenarios for trade.
  • Dubai Logistics World plans to position the emirate of Dubai at the centre of new trade corridors running East and West.

The future of global trade is about to be disrupted by the emergence of new trading hubs that will leapfrog global stalwarts through technology adoption and optimisation of logistics’ processes. This is the vision that His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airlines and Group, shared with a group of global leaders at a private session in Davos. The emirate of Dubai is looking to expand its global footprint through partnerships and knowledge exchange with other global trade hubs. By unlocking efficiencies and value within the fastest growing economies, Dubai wants to re-draw global trade maps and change the economics of globalisation for the coming decade.

HH Sheikh Ahmed highlighted the role of Dubai in facilitating global trade, considering its position at the centre of new trade corridors running East and West: “The Dubai Silk Road strategy recognises the interdependent nature of trade and the need for continuous collaboration towards common goals. Our objective is to exchange knowledge and capabilities with existing and new partners that want to work with Dubai and be pioneers in trade innovation along the Dubai Silk Road”.

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