The Global Business Forum on Africa, organized by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is set to hold its fourth edition under the theme “Next Generation Africa”, at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah from November 1st-2nd, 2017.
The high-profile event, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will explore new opportunities to enhance economic cooperation and expand trade and investment ties between the Middle East and Africa.
The two-day forum features a total of 24 sessions that will involve the participation of heads of state, ministers and dignitaries, policymakers, CEOs, prominent entrepreneurs, and heads of private banks, as well as UAE government and business leaders.
H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, said: “African economies are witnessing remarkable growth at the moment, offering exciting business opportunities in a wide range of sectors. Therefore, it is an ideal time to examine these trends in more detail and determine how Dubai can play a greater role in facilitating Africa’s future growth.”
H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber.
Dubai Chamber’s President and CEO, described the Global Business Forum on Africa as the largest event of its kind in the region which provides a unique platform for constructive dialogue between public and private sector stakeholders, adding that the event will seek to brainstorm sustainable solutions to the challenges facing African countries as they look to open up their economies to the world.
Overview of key sessions
H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, will kick off the forum with a welcome address which will be followed by the opening session entitled “Next Generation Africa.”
The session will highlight existing obstacles to trade, investment and prosperity, and examine the role that Africa’s dynamic young entrepreneurs can play in resolving such challenges.