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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
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Delegates at the HSBC Trade Connections event. More than 100 senior Indian banking executives were in attendance.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Panelists debate barriers to trade between the UAE and India. Bilateral trade between the two countries is valued at $18bn.
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Sanjay Verma, the Consul General of India in Dubai, opened the one-day event.