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The first edition of the MENA IPO Summit - Dubai

January 25, 2023  

Dubai’s first edition of the MENA IPO Summit was hosted by DFM between 23rd and 25th January 2023, in partnership with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The 3-day event brought together global industry leaders to unite the entire IPO value chain, serving as a platform to shed light on the strong impetus and promising prospects of the initial public offerings (IPOs) sector in Dubai.

With over 500 participants, including 80 regional and international speakers across 40 sessions, the summit brought together industry experts under one roof to discuss and deliberate on the most pressing topics, challenges and opportunities facing the world of IPO.

With an aim to enrich the capital markets landscape of Dubai and UAE, The MENA IPO Summit served as a unique occasion to highlight the region’s promising IPO landscape, explore Dubai’s opportunity to become a global IPO hub, attracting potential issuers from across the world and outline the ideal formula for a successful public listing, in addition to discussing ESG integration, corporate governance and effective IPO communication strategies.

Hamed Ali, CEO of DFM and Nasdaq Dubai said, “Dubai has seen dynamic economic and capital market growth over the past year, positioning itself as a hotspot for IPO activity in the region and beyond. As Dubai is rapidly becoming the home to grow for various types of companies, DFM remains committed to providing them with a platform that supports their ambitions while contributing towards enhancing the emirate’s efforts to support the economic diversification of the UAE as a whole. We are pleased with the successful conclusion of the first edition of Dubai’s MENA IPO Summit, and are confident that this paves the path to making this a recurring annual event for industry leaders and businesses to watch out for.”

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