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Dubai - Spring 2018

Starts on: April 2018

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With the markets in the Middle East booming, Dubai has become the region’s epicenter. If you want to explore the opportunities that arise in Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Jordan, Oman and East-Africa, Dubai is the place to be. More and more Belgian start-ups and scale-ups recognize the importance of Dubai as one of the world’s most important economical hubs. What are you waiting for?

It is no coincidence that Dubai has a lot to offer to innovative companies. It has the most diversified economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council and is less reliant on oil than its neighbours. Dubai is continuously working towards reducing the economy's dependence on oil exports by 2030 and is more open to foreign partners than ever. 

The emirate has developed Internet and Media free zones, offering 100% foreign ownership, no tax office space for the world's leading ICT and media companies, with the advanced communications infrastructure to service them. Many of the world's innovative companies have set up branch offices in Dubai.

In the wake of Dubai's Expo 2020 win, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East and North Africa & South Asia region, the Emirate announced its Smart City project, with the aim to be one of the world's most connected and sustainable cities. The project will develop smart infrastructure across life, society, mobility, environment and economy.

Join and EYnnovation and:

•Discover the in & outs of doing business in Dubai
•Learn from Belgian start-ups that are successful in Dubai
•Discover the relevant players of the Dubai start-up ecosystem
•Visit the Annual Investment Meeting, focussing on Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through FDI: Partnerships for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development


Flanders (check out an important notice of subsidies)

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About is the one stop shop for Belgian tech entrepreneurs. We partner with startups to reach their global ambition, we facilitate joint innovation with business partners worldwide, and we’re the reference center of expertise in the Belgian startup ecosystem. 

About EYnovation 

EYnovation is EY's subscription based service for young high-potential companies. It offers direct access to EY’s worldwide extensive network and offers you all the services you need to accelerate your business. Custom- designed to meet your business standards. 

About Pulse Foundation

Pulse Foundation was created by entrepreneurs joined together by one philanthropic ideal and ambition: stimulate employment opportunities and encourage entrepreneurship.
Go Global missions are nourished thanks to the support of the Pulse Foundation, encouraging startups as a source of growth and development.

About Flanders Investment & Trade

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) promotes international enterprise in Flanders in a sustainable way as a key factor in the social and economic development of our region. FIT does so by supporting the international activities of Flemish companies and by attracting foreign investors to Flanders

About Digital Wallonia

Wallonia’s digital strategy, platform and brand, Digital Wallonia sets the framework for all of the Walloon Government’s actions in terms of Wallonia’s digital transformation. Over 500 million euros have been harnessed over four years for its implementation.

About The Brussels-Capital Region

The Brussels-Capital Region supports numerous initiatives to stimulate the economy. Brussels Economy and Employment (BEE) promotes sustainable economic development and job creation in the Brussels-Capital Region with a whole raft of financial assistance measures for businesses. Additionally, BEE promotes the Region among potential foreign investors and encourages foreign trade.


Takes place during: April 2018

Venue: Dubai - Verenigde Arabische Emiraten (click on the link to see it on Google Maps)