From March 23 to 24, 2022, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer and a delegation from the Swiss financial sector will pay a working visit t the United Arab Emirates and attend Expo 2020 in Dubai. The focus will be on the Swiss Finance Day at Expo 2020, as well as talks on cooperation in financial and tax matters.
At Expo 2020 Dubai, Switzerland portrays itself as one of the world’s most important financial centres. On 23 March 2022, in the presence of Federal Councillor and Finance Minister Ueli Maurer, a high-ranking delegation from Swiss banks and insurance companies will present the Swiss financial centre’s contribution to innovation and sustainability in the Swiss pavilion. Digitalisation is opening up promising opportunities for the Swiss financial centre to strengthen and expand its leading position internationally. The Swiss Finance Day panel discussions will be livestreamed on http://www.finance.swiss, the joint information platform of the Swiss financial authorities and the financial sector.
In addition, the visit to the United Arab Emirates will make it possible to pursue the financial dialogue between the two countries and to exchange views on the economic situation, as well as on financial and tax topics and open market access. The financial dialogue will be led by State Secretary Daniela Stoffel and Mohamed Bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs.
On the outward journey, Finance Minister Ueli Maurer will meet Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and his counterpart Ali Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari in Doha to deepen the dialogue on financial and tax issues that began in summer 2021.
More information on the Swiss Finance Day at Expo 2020 Dubai, including details of the panel discussions, can be found on the website www.finance.swiss