DIFC in the USA


Roadshow in the United States

Gateway to Emerging Markets Growth Opportunities in the MEASA region

DIFC senior executive team is traveling to the USA to support US companies interested in exploring growth opportunities in the MEASA region. The team will be in New York until the 27 of May. Interested to explore business opportunities in the MEASA region? Contact us: meetdifc@difc.ae

18 May 2022 to 27 May 2022, All Day

Learn about:

  • Market opportunities in the MEASA region and how the DIFC can help you navigate a route to market, funding and talent.

  • Current market dynamics and DIFC views on what business models are in demand as economies adopt digital solutions.


Meet DIFC’s Senior Executives in the United States of America

  • img
    Salmaan Jaffery
    Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority
  • img
    Ali Hassan
    Head of International Markets, DIFC
  • img
    Mohammed Alblooshi
    Sector Head Fintech, Innovation


Register your interest to attend a special event in partnership with the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and Standard Chartered Bank

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Standard Chartered Bank, and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council invite you to attend an exclusive luncheon discussion about Dubai and the U.A.E. as a global destination hub for business. U.A.E. Consul General in New York Her Excellency Amna Almheiri and senior representatives from DIFC and Standard Chartered Bank will be featured at this luncheon discussion at The St. Regis New York in New York City on Tuesday, May 24th at 12:00 PM EST.

Her Excellency Amna Almheiri, the U.A.E.’s Consul General in New York, will provide welcome and keynote remarks while senior officials from the DIFC will discuss the benefits of the U.A.E. as an operating hub for businesses and the world-class amenities that DIFC in particular offers businesses that set up in its premises. Representatives of Standard Chartered Bank will discuss the services they offer a global list of elite customers through their regional HQ at the DIFC in Dubai as an example of a global firm’s success in the U.A.E.

The luncheon discussion will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with other companies and businesses seeking potential partners for new starts and expansion in Dubai and the wider U.A.E.

  • Legal and regulatory landscape

  • Talent attraction and retention

  • Benefits of locating business and financial functions in region



  • Her Excellency Amna Binzaal Almheiri, UAE Consul General in New York City

  • Arif Amiri , Chief Executive Officer , DIFC

  • Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC

  • Karby Leggett, Global Head of Public Sector and Development Organizations, Standard Chartered

  • Sarmad Lone, Regional Head, Client Coverage Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered

  • Danny Sebright, President of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council (Moderator)



  • 29,700 Working professionals

  • 3,644 Active companies

  • 1,124 Active financial entities

  • 500+ Fintech and innovation Firms

  • A leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

  • World-class data protection and intellectual property laws

  • No capital controls, and no ownership restrictions

  • The region's most sought-after lifestyle, food, and cultural destination

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and an estimated GDP of USD 7.7 trillion.

With a 17-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of almost 28,000 professionals working across over 3,200 active registered companies – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.

The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance through cutting edge technology, innovation, and partnerships. Today, it is the global future of finance and innovation hub offering one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.

Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.



DIFC is re-imagining the future of finance and redefining growth. The future is thriving, innovative and circular, and DIFC is making it happen right here, right now.

The Future of Finance (FoF) conference is a think tank event bringing together global minds and visionary thinkers to address the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges that will reshape the future of finance. At the FoF, we will bring the brightest, boldest, and most inspirational voices in business to share their views on the future of finance.

Join our next event, the Future of Finance Conference on the 5th and 6th of October 2022.

Upcoming Events


Date : 28 Oct 2023

Gate Avenue Fitness Hub

Gate Avenue, DIFC


Date: 23 Nov 2023

DIFC Art Nights

Gate Village, DIFC