Dubai Chamber hosts organising committee meeting for Africa Global Business Forum 2013

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Published March 31st, 2013 - 10:37 GMT
During the meeting
During the meeting

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a meeting of the organising committee of the ‘Africa Global Business Forum 2013, Dubai’ being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on May 1-2 in Dubai. 

The organising committee consisting of officials from various government departments met at the Chamber premises recently to review the preparations for the forthcoming forum which will be attended by over 2,000 delegates and 40 ministers from the African Continent. 

The meeting was attended by H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, and representatives of Government of Dubai Media Office, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and the Protocol Department. 

The meeting reviewed the logistical and technical requirements necessary for the success of the forum, and the various aspects of cooperation between government departments and bodies that reflect the existing partnership in the business community in Dubai, and enhance the reputation of the emirate as a distinctive destination for international exhibitions and conferences. 

H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, said that the Forum will attract global business leaders with current and potential investments in Africa while highlighting the role of Dubai as an international hub for business in and out of COMESA and Africa. 

It also aims to identify the appropriate frameworks which lead to mutually beneficial and fruitful business relations with the African Continent and economic growth while enlightening the private sector on the major positive changes which have taken place in COMESA member states and African countries in terms of business and investment climate and the reforms which have made them possible, he said. 

Buamim further stressed that Dubai recognises Africa as an important emerging market and would like to capitalise on the opportunities presented for bilateral investment and trade. The promising markets of Africa are our priority and Dubai Chamber’s focus on the African Continent will support the competitiveness of Dubai’s business community in the overseas markets, he said. 

Buamim called upon Dubai businesses to benefit from Africa’s large economic community that offers an immense scope for bilateral trade making it a lucrative and important business destination. 

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