Sai Pidatala, senior counsel in Seyfarth's Corporate Department, will be speaking at "Doing Business with Dubai" program at Asia Society Texas Center in Houston, Texas on September 9, 2019.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a significant U.S. export market and an important regional hub for American companies doing business throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Due to its vast oil wealth and relatively small population to which it must provide services, the UAE is well positioned to ride out the current low-oil-price economy. To diversify away from oil, the government is transitioning from an investment economy to a knowledge economy. Learn how Dubai can act as a platform to enhance business growth both in Dubai and to further markets through its geographic location, human capital, infrastructure, government vision, and "can do" attitude. The investment climate, leading sectors for U.S. export and investment, and business etiquette will be discussed. Innovation and investment in Dubai discussed in the lead-up to the Dubai World Expo 2020 will be highlighted and the program will detail the ten major innovation pillars of Dubai.