India, UAE trade summit draws the crowds in Dubai

Top tycoons attend HSBC-backed event aimed at bolstering ties between two countries
Abdulfattah Sharaf HSBC UAE CEO.JPG
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Abdulfattah Sharaf, CEO of HSBC in the UAE, was among the keynote speakers at the HSBC Trade Connections UAE & India event
Delegates at the HSBC Trade Connections .JPG
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Delegates at the HSBC Trade Connections event. More than 100 senior Indian banking executives were in attendance.
Dr Ram Buxani (Left) from IBLF.JPG
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Dr Ram Buxani (left), president of Dubai conglomerate ITL-Cosmos. The company expects to see its profits increase 20% this year, he said.
Jayshree Gupta, partner DLA Piper.JPG
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Jayshree Gupta, partner at global law firm DLA Piper, discussed the business opportunities in the UAE and India's bilateral trade.
Left to right Abdulfattah Sharaf, Sanjay Verma, Yusuffali M.A., Anil Bhoyrul .JPG
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(L-R) HSBC's Abdulfattah Sharaf shown with Sanjay Verma, the Consul General of India in Dubai, Emke Group's Yusuffali M.A., and ITP editorial director Anil Bhoyrul.
Yusuffali M.A. Managing director Emke Group.JPG
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Keynote speaker Yusuffali M.A., managing director of Emke Group, told delegates how he had built a UAE-based retail empire.
Malcolm Taylor MC at event.JPG
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Dubai-based journalist Malcolm Taylor hosted the event. One of the day's highlights was a speech by Petrochem founder Yogesh Mehta. Mehta told delegates how he had arrived UAE with little income, before going on to create a global petrochemicals company.
Panelists debate barriers to trade.JPG
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Panelists debate barriers to trade between the UAE and India. Bilateral trade between the two countries is valued at $18bn.
Sanjay Verma India Consular General.JPG
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Sanjay Verma, the Consul General of India in Dubai, opened the one-day event.