DP WORLD CHAIRMAN SAYS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY, AT THE 2016 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Speaking at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday, DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem explained why the global trade enabler prefers the public-private partnership model when entering new markets.
Attended by political and business leaders from across the world, the forum is addressing a range of issues including the environment, international security and the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the new technology age.
HE Bin Sulayem spoke on a panel discussion on the prospects for regional development in Eurasia that included Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and the president of Russia’s second-largest lender VTB Bank, Andrey Kostin.
DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said:
“Joined up thinking and partners cooperating for long term growth is essential. The PPP model allows for the strengthening of both, regional trade and the global supply chain for the benefit of all. Our concessions have an average life of 40 years because we choose to invest for the long run.”
The New Silk Road development project encompasses an area that produces about 55% of global GDP and has about 75% of known energy reserves. These new trade markets have caused shifts in Eurasia’s employment structure, which has resulted in enormous potential for regional development, but first “we must remove complexities from the supply chain”, HE Bin Sulayem said.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 January 2016