Abu Dhabi

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Access Abu Dhabi is designed to engage, enable and empower companies, particularly women and minority entities, to fast track their global reach with expansion to Abu Dhabi. The program, created by Maven Global Access and powered by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, will serve as a conduit for companies entering the capital of UAE’s burgeoning business and innovation ecosystem. 

The program is an initiative built upon diversity and one of Abu Dhabi’s many efforts to support female leadership in the workforce. Women play a key role in the economic landscape of the UAE, occupying 66% of jobs in the public sector – one of the highest proportions worldwide. With more than 200 nationalities that call the UAE and Abu Dhabi home, diversity is part of the emirate’s DNA.

The Access Abu Dhabi Difference

Business Insights & Mentorship

General guidance to support participating companies.

Advisory Board Guidance

Expertise from a curated board of advisors on a range of topics pertaining to expansion via dedicated advising sessions.

Access to Networks

Invaluable market knowledge from Abu Dhabi insiders to help navigate the business landscape via access to business development opportunities and introductions to key stakeholders who can help propel
business in the territory.

Media Exposure & Introductions

Increased visibility on new market entry through a strategic media campaign via Access Abu Dhabi digital channels and introductions to
key media contacts.

PR & Marketing Strategy

Companies will work directly with veteran firm Maven Marketing & Events on the development of a tailored PR launch strategy for entry into the Middle East market.

Expansion Concierge

A dedicated point of contact will help guide companies through the business setup process in Abu Dhabi, from company incorporation administration to immigration and visa coordination. The concierge will also provide assistance navigating the Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s established incentive programs.

*Wells Fargo International Business Indicator, 2016

About Maven Global Access

Maven Global Access is an entity under the umbrella of award-winning entertainment marketing firm, Maven Marketing & Events that marries its strategic marketing know-how and expertise in dynamic global business markets. Through its marquee program Access Abu Dhabi, the Maven team is harnessing strong connections and deep knowledge of business operations in the region to support women and minority businesses looking to expand beyond U.S. borders. From basic business setup to meetings with potential investors, Maven's turnkey services provide 360 degree coverage.

About the Abu Dhabi Investment Office

As the central government hub supporting private sector investment in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) fosters opportunities for innovative investors and businesses of all sizes, forging connections with relevant stakeholders from Abu Dhabi’s innovation ecosystem. ADIO provides a comprehensive range of tailored services and incentives to promote, attract and facilitate investment in Abu Dhabi, as well as help businesses achieve long-term, sustainable success in the market and across the region.