04-19-2010 Fox Business: Bo Dietl attending The Jordan – US Investment and Trade Forum
Bo Dietl will be attending The Jordan-US Investment and Trade Forum taking place in Washington DC on April 19th under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah. Confirmed to participate in the forum from Jordan are H.E. Amer Hadidi (Minister of Industry and Trade), H.E. Marwan Jumaa (Minister of Information and Communication Technologies), H.E. Khaled Irani, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, and H.E. Imad Fakhoury (Minister of Public Sector Development and Mega-Projects). In addition to that there is a very strong mix of public and private sector leaders from Jordan will be attending.
Bo will be meeting with Jordanian delegates to discuss Security measures for Senior Officials and Senior Jordanian private sector executives. Jordan is a gateway and a network hub to the middle east region, in addition to meeting booming demand resulting from population and robust economic growth. Jordan is transforming its economy through the launch of mega-projects including development zones/corridors. All these programs are being implemented through a public private partnership framework in accordance to international standards and best practices.
What you need to know about the Jordanian economy
• Jordan’s GDP average annual growth of 6.7{3a23575b6a3062de68bd973a4ccf7a4dd45218a6cdbd7ba928fdf4fbf0c22b1a} during the past 6 years.
• Jordan ranks 6th out 141 countries in the Inward FDI Performance Index, the World
Investment Report 2008, published by The United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD).
• A ccording to the Global Competitiveness Report 2008, Jordan ranks 48th out of
134 countries in the report up from 49th out of 131 countries in the previous year.
• I nvestments benefiting from the Investment Promotion Law increased by 442{3a23575b6a3062de68bd973a4ccf7a4dd45218a6cdbd7ba928fdf4fbf0c22b1a} in
the past 6 years.
• Since signing the FTA trade volume increased by 251{3a23575b6a3062de68bd973a4ccf7a4dd45218a6cdbd7ba928fdf4fbf0c22b1a} between the U.S. and Jordan.