Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA) is organising the Africa Global Business Forum 2013 – Dubai-COMESA: Bridging the Continent to the World – on May 1-2 in Dubai.
The Forum will explore investment opportunities in Africa while highlighting the strategic role of Dubai as a world-class hub for connecting to Africa. It will provide a better understanding of the investment opportunities and advantages associated with doing business in the African Continent. Additionally, the participants will be able to identify the frameworks which drive growth and contribute to a favourable business environment, whilst networking with key industry peers.
The Forum will host African decision makers and local speakers prominent among them being H.E. Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General COMESA, Zambia, as well as top Dubai and global company officials.
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.