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Photos & Highlights from Dubai's Annual Investment Meeting Where Sedo Put Domains in the Spotlight

Last Friday I told you about Sedo sending a trio from their top management team to Dubai to present domain names as potentially valuable assets to attendees at the 2017 Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) there. The three-day event that ended last night (Tuesday, April 4) at the Dubai World Trade Centre attracted over 15,000 investors from around the world who came seeking foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities in growing markets.

This was Sedo's first time as an exhibitor at a conference of this kind - the latest  in a long line of outreach efforts they have undertaken to grow the domain industry worldwide. With this one providing an opportunity to reach some of the world's top investors, Sedo went all in, sending CEO Tobias Flaitz, Director of Business Development and Operations 

Part of the massive crowd on hand for Dubai's Annual
Investment Meeting
that ran April 2-4, 2017 at the city's 
World Trade Centre
. (Photos courtesy of Sedo)

Matthias Meyer-Schönherr and Director of Marketing Christian Voss to Dubai to meet speak directly with potential investors.   

Above: Sedo's Director of Marketing, Christian Voss (right), welcomes a 
visitor to Sedo's booth at Dubai's Annual Investment Meeting (AIM). 

Below: Director of Business Development and Operations Matthias Meyer-Schönherr (left) and CEO Tobias Flaitz (2nd from left) told attendees about investment opportunities in domains.

Above: They do things differently - including seminar seating - in Dubai!

Above: A regal security detail at the World Trade Centre where AIM was held in Dubai.

Below: Things are done on a grand scale in Dubai including police cars 
that are often Bentleys, McLarens and other ultra high end models. 

The top level investors who came to Dubai obviously have a lot of money to spend. They also have a lot of options. Convincing them that domains should be among the ones they seriously consider is an ambitious and expensive undertaking, and we appreciate Sedo taking on the challenge. They have made a long term commitment to educational initiatives like this and if their strategy succeeds, it will  pay major dividends for the industry at large for many years to come.  

(Posted April 5, 2017)

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