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Made for Trade Live - Cologne, Germany

About the event

Why should my company set up in Dubai?

Dubai is a perfect environment to establish or grow your business.

Providing a launch pad to new and emerging markets, Dubai connects you to over 2 billion people within a 4 hour flight.

Dubai is one of the world’s fastest growing metropolitan cities and is also home to a young tech-savvy population with some of the highest GDP per capita in the world. This creates the ideal conditions to test a new tech product or service.


Why should I join DMCC?

DMCC is the world’s leading and most interconnected Free Zone. Just minutes from Dubai’s airport and harbour, we are your gateway to global trade.  

·         0% corporate and income tax for 50 years

·         100% company ownership

·         No capital repatriation restrictions

·         Strategic location in the heart of Dubai

·         Vibrant community of over 14,000 businesses


We also play a vital role in supporting the UAE Government’s vision to make Dubai the world’s next global startup hub and the ‘smartest’ city in the world by 2020.



Event details


KölnSky GmbH, Cologne, Germany


5:00PM - 9:00PM, 09 Oct 2017


Closed Now

Opening Speech

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Keynote Speech

H.E. Ali Abdulla Al Ahmed, Ambassador of UAE to Germany

Keynote Speech - Mastering business growth during challenging geo-political times

Denis Steker, Vice President, Koelnmesse

DMCC presentation

Krysta Fox, Executive Director - Free Zone, DMCC

Panel discussion - Expand Your Business in Dubai and Beyond

Moderator: Björn Lakebrink, Head of Business Development, German Arabian Serviced Offices DMCC


James Bernard, Director of Business Development, DMCC

Farhad Pirouz, Managing Director, dph International GmbH

Urs Stirnimann, Managing Partner, Swiss International Legal Consultants, UAE

Dr. Uwe Schürmann, CEO & Managing Partner, Gundlach Packaging Group

Q&A for panel


DMCC Experience Room

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