Global advisory giant to launch major digital finance operation in Dubai

One of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and services organisations is to develop a major digital finance operation from Dubai, confirms its CEO and founder.

deVere Group’s Nigel Green made the announcement on Wednesday as the world readjusts to a post-pandemic new normal.

Mr Green comments: “The world has changed forever in the last few months, the market has changed and client expectations have changed.

“Much of this is being driven by new technologies and the rapid pace of the digitialisation of our lives, including our financial lives. 

“It was a trend that was happening pre-pandemic, but which has been massively accelerated because of it.

“Indeed, this new decade is being reshaped more rapidly and more dramatically than any other.

“To meet these fundamental shifts, we’re developing and building a major digital financial organisation from Dubai.”

There are, says Nigel Green, three main drivers why Dubai has been chosen for this by the organisation that does business in 100 countries worldwide.

“First, we already have had for more than 15 years a considerable footprint in Dubai and across the UAE, with many teams of highly talented individuals.

“Second, Dubai, which is already recognised as one of the most important financial centres in the world, can be expected to become one of the world’s top ten international financial hubs to rival and more aggressively compete with the likes of London, New York and Hong Kong.”
 
He adds: “Dubai is helped in this regard by having an independent regulator, an independent judicial system, a global financial exchange, a stable, pro-business government, a high proposition of high net worth individuals, a dynamic business community, world-class infrastructure, superior digital and telecommunications networks, English as its de-facto business language, and its enviable geographical location and time zone.

“And third is Dubai’s passion for and expertise in innovation. We’ve seen this in real-time as the emirate diversified from oil to become a truly global leader in trade, transportation, finance, tourism, retail and real estate.  

“This is exemplified by Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’; as well as Sultan Al Mansoori, the UAE Economy Minister, saying recently that the new economy will now be built around digital.”

The deVere CEO says that the Dubai-based digital financial organisation will consolidate and “significantly further develop and expand” the organisation’s pioneering global Contactless Finance service and its world-leading fintech apps, which allow people to access, use, save, invest and manage their money 24/7, on-the-go, anywhere in the world.

Nigel Green concludes: “Our new Dubai-based model is designed for the new world with, as always, the client experience, and expectations and outcomes front and centre of mind.”

World Tolerance Summit 2019 gains momentum, more sponsors join 2-day event

Dubai, 5 November 2019: The Organising Committee of World Tolerance Summit acknowledged the growing support for the upcoming event, and appreciated the participation of more sponsors.

The two-day World Tolerance Summit (WTS) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be held at Madinat Jumeriah Conference and Events Centre on 13-14 November, and is themed ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’.

The new sponsors of the summit, an initiative of the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), a part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, include Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi, Dubai Media Incorporated, and Tik Tok MENA among others.

Lt-General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, affirmed the ministry’s keenness on the directives of HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to participate and strengthen collaborations with ministries, government and private bodies for the comprehensive development of the nation. He said, “We are delighted to participate in the summit that underscores the values of security, peace, coexistence and tolerance, the qualities that are instilled in us by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Al Nahyan.”

Meanwhile, Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, Managing Director of IIT and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the WTS, thanked the great role played by the wise government led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and appreciated the support of the sponsors for the two-day global summit to promote tolerance, peace and harmony across the globe.

Ahmed Saeed Al Mansouri, Executive Director of radio and television division at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), said that the sponsorship for second edition of WTS embodies the vision of all radio, print and TV channels under the DMI. He said, “Our media partnership with the WTS is in line with the strategic objectives of the Government of Dubai that underlines the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ministers, Ruler of Dubai for having constant cooperation between government departments and other institutions in the UAE.

“We would also want to be part of creative initiatives that can highlight UAE as the global capital of tolerance aimed at deepening the values of tolerance, dialogue, acceptance of others and openness to different cultures.”‘

He added that Dubai TV, with its radio, television and digital channels, will have a dedicated crew to cover the two-day summit.

Meanwhile, Nora Al Marzouqi, Assistant Undersecretary for Policy and Strategy Affairs at the MoHRE, said that the summit reflects the stand of the UAE society, whose foundations are based on a set of principles and values ​​that focus on respect and empowerment of human beings. She also lauded the efforts of IIT and organisers of WTS.

Gita Ghaemmaghami, Regional Communications Director at TikTok MENA, another sponsor of the WTS, said: “As the leading destination for short-form mobile video, our mission in the UAE and wider region is to inspire creativity and bring joy through TikTok. In line with the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, through our platform we continuously aim to spread positivity that celebrates diversity. This is why we are extremely excited to partner with the 2019 World Tolerance Summit and look forward to constantly empowering people in the UAE to express their creativity by capturing and sharing moments that matter in their lives.”

For more details, and to register for the event, visit www.worldtolerancesummit.com

List of sponsors

1. RTA – Strategic Partner of IIT initiatives, including World Tolerance Summit

2. Office of Minister of Tolerance

3. Ministry of Interior

4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

5. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

6. Dubai Police

7. Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi

8. Emirates Real Estate Solutions

Media Partners: Dubai Media Incorporated, NBC Group & Tik Tok MENA

Note to editors

World Tolerance Summit, started in 2018, is a first of its kind event in the region that brings together more than 2000+ delegates, including government representatives, peace experts, youth, men and women from more than 105 countries to promote the concept of tolerance as a language of understanding and dialogue across the globe.

Organised by Strategic Exhibitions and Conferences, WTS 2019 is in line with the declaration of 2019 as Year of Tolerance by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Strategic Exhibitions and Conference: Since its inception in 2000, Strategic Exhibitions & Conference is the trusted partner for many government entities in developing and managing high-profile conferences and events in the UAE. We are associated with Annual Investment Meeting, World Tolerance Summit, Global Investment in Aviation Summit, International Property Show, Dubai Investment Week and many more.

For more details, Contact

Nazeem Beegum

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InvestPro UAE Dubai 2019: the main business conference in the Middle East

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