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Dubai to host fifth forum to explore African business potential

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry says Global Business Forum on Africa will take place in November

Dubai to host fifth forum to explore African business potential
Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18-19.

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will bring together African and UAE government and business leaders to explore avenues of economic cooperation and facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows.

Organised under the theme Scale Up Africa, GBF Africa 2019 will place a key focus on forging the connections that will enable scale up, and explore how public and private sector players in Africa and the UAE can work together to sustainable partnerships.

“The forum offers an unrivalled opportunity for key decision makers to explore investment opportunities in Africa and forge new partnerships that pave the way for mutual benefits and economic growth,” said Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“This year’s theme highlights the importance of sustainable development as an engine and catalyst for economic and social progress in Africa, while it also sets the tone for constructive dialogue about key trends that are driving the continent’s next phase of growth,” he said.

Buamim noted that GBF Africa supports Dubai Chamber’s ongoing expansion efforts in Africa, where it currently operates four representative offices in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya.

Among the key topics to be address by delegates at the forum are the role of public-private cooperation and startups in driving economic growth, key challenges and opportunities that are emerging across the continent.

The 5th GBF Africa is part of Dubai Chamber’s Global Business Forum series which focuses on emerging markets across Africa, Latin America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Over the last four editions of GBF Africa, the forum has welcomed 20 heads of state and 95 ministers and government officials from the African continent, as well as 6,300 business leaders, executives and decision-makers from 65 countries.

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