The 9th UAE Conference on SME and Innovation was organised by Ministry of Economy at Conrad Hotel In Dubai, UAE on the 27th of February 2019. Keynote speaker in the event was H.E. Eng. Sultan AlMansoori, Ministry of Economy and Chairman of the SME council of UAE. In addition, H.E. Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, H.E. Mariam Al Muhairi, Minister of State and H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation were given presentations of latest developments in the small and medium sized enterprises and food safety in the UAE.
Guest of Honour Country in the event was Ireland. Also Mr Mika Lautanala, Head of Innovations in Business Finland was presenting his views of Finnish innovation, SMEs and innovation funding in Finland. Also Finnish Ambassador to the UAE, Riitta Swan and Finnish Business Council delegation participated to the event.
The prime objective of the conference was to exchange experiences and learn about best international practises applied in the participating countries through the expert speakers and to discuss best solutions for SMEs that became dependent on smart technologies and intents to reach new global markets.