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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 14/10/2012

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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai World Central, or DWC, the world's first purpose-built aerotropolis, has generated strong interest from hundreds of prospective US investors following DWC's successful participation in a recently concluded five-city road show aimed at strengthening business and investment ties between the UAE and the US, and to specifically promote DWC's state-of-the-art facilities.

The road show, which gathered a mix of US and UAE government officials, UAE companies and business organisations to the US, was held at a time when UAE-US trade volume is seeing steady growth, with exports of US goods to the UAE increasing by 75 per cent in the first quarter of this year.

DWC director of operational development Mohsen Ahmed and sales manager Mohammed Al Falasi joined the road show, which covered New York, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, Seattle and Dallas.

DWC conducted a series of presentations for the road show to comprehensively showcase the strategic importance of DWC as the Middle East's first aerotropolis and to attract US businesses and companies to invest and set up operations in DWC, a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai. Moreover, it also presented success stories of global companies that are now operating in DWC.

The road show served as an ideal platform for US companies to gain an in-depth understanding about business opportunities in the UAE and the broader Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region by leveraging the UAE's advanced transportation and shipping infrastructure. "The multi-modal infrastructure of DWC, which is the only one of its kind in the Middle East, is a major attraction for US companies that are seeking to do business in the Menasa region. DWC reinforces the reputation of the UAE as a strategic base with its integrated air, land and sea transportation facilities," Dubai Aviation City Corporation executive chairman Khalifa Al Zaffin said.


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