Leading Investor from Dubai Confirms His Arrival: Emirates Airline President at SBF 2017!

One of the most successful businessmen and investors, a member of the ruling family and the fourth richest citizen of the United Arab Emirates - Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum will attend this year's Sarajevo Business Forum!

Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, president of one of the world's largest airline companies "Emirates Airline" confirmed hisparticipation in the largest investment conference in the region of Southeast Europe which will be held on 22 and 23 May in Sarajevo under the patronage of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Al Maktoum is a senior official of the UAE and the person who contributed the most to the meteoric rise of Dubai airline industry which he has managed for 25 years now. He has been at the helm of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority since 1985, the year which marked the beginning of an incredible business, investment and tourism expansion of the Emirates which are a global business hub today.

Today, the corporations in the field managed by Ahmed Al Maktoumare the largest ones in the region and among the most successful in the world. They contribute to the gross national income of Dubai with 28 percent, and his personal wealth is estimated at $ 12 billion. He is a member of the inner circle of the ruling family and an uncle of the current ruler of Dubai. This is not his first visit to the Sarajevo Business Forum.

He was a distinguished guest of the investment conference in 2010. The bond that was established back then was critical for the subsequent continuation of fruitful cooperation, which was followed by the decision on the establishment of direct flights between Dubai and Sarajevo.

Specifically,during the visit of the BBI Bank CEO AmerBukvić to Dubai, Sheikh Al Maktoum announced the coming of one of his airline companies, "Fly Dubai", to Sarajevo which was subsequently realized. Today, the regular flights are the engine of development of tourist and business relations between BiH and the UAE. Sheikh Al Maktoumearned his degree in political science in Denver, USA, and he is highly respected figure in the business world. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest French decoration.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Sarajevo Business Forum brings together leading investors and business people from all around the world, providing them with an opportunity to get acquainted with investment opportunities both in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the regional countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania.

This year, the SBF will unveil a series of projects in the field of agriculture, energy, education, finance, infrastructure, construction, services, tourism and other development sectors.

In the past seven years, the SBF brought together participants from more than 30 countries.

Last year's conference was attended by more than 1,600 people, including 350 accredited journalists, with more than 250 direct meeting of business people and entrepreneurs held.