Trade Mission in Artificial Intelligence (AI) 28-29 April 2019

Mission overview

The Department for International Trade is organising an AI trade mission to the UAE. This will explore commercial and collaborative opportunities in AI. The focus will be on AI across any sector, to showcase UK capabilities in AI to the UAE and strengthen our relationship with key stakeholders in the tech eco-system.

Key sectors of interest for AI in the UAE:
• Govtech
• Fintech
• Customer Services Tech
• Medtech
• Edtech
• Createch
• Transport Tech 

The trade mission will take place ahead of the AIEverything show, 30 April – 1 May, and is a great opportunity for any companies who would want to stay to attend the event, which is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. 

The mission will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your expertise and value add to key contacts in the UAE and wider region. The visit schedule will include discussions with key stakeholders and individual meetings/ briefings with DIT sector leads with the appropriate sector focus. We anticipate there will be meetings with the Ministry of AI and other high-level stakeholders. We aim to hold a pitch event for UK companies to outline their offering to potential investors. 

The UAE has taken a series of ambitious steps to ensure that it can take full advantage of the opportunities AI can offer, being the only country in the world with a Minster for AI. This mission will offer you the chance to be a part of these opportunities. 

Who should apply
We welcome applications from innovative UK companies offering cutting-edge AI solutions and services. This will cover all sectors. Applications are also sought from UK AI companies currently looking to set up in the UAE.

Dates - Meetings: 28 and 29 April 2019
(FYI) AI Everything Show Dubai: 30 April/ 1 May 2019

This trade mission is free to attend. The Department for International Trade will organise and cover the cost of participation in all in country meetings, in-country vehicle transport and networking events.
UK and international travel, subsistence, accommodation and other costs including visa fees are to be paid in full by the delegate. 

Travel, visa and hotel arrangements
All flights and hotels must be booked by the delegates. We will give you recommendations, where possible. Obtaining necessary visas is the responsibility of participants. You can get a visa on arrival in Dubai.

Delegate application
To participate in the mission, please complete the application form and return it by 31 March to

Places are not guaranteed

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