HE Hamad Buamim-President and CEO, Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber to Host Global Business Forum on Africa

ADDIS ABABA – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Chamber, has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on Friday.

The forum, scheduled to be held from November 18th-19th 2019, will be held in Dubai under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Organized under the theme “Scale-Up Africa”, GBF Africa 2019 will bring together African and UAE government and business leaders to explore avenues of economic cooperation and facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows.

The high-level forum 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.

“Over the years, the Global Business Forum on Africa has established itself as one of the world’s leading platforms that foster cooperation between Africa and the UAE,” said Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber.

He said the forum has also positioned Dubai as a global gateway for African companies.

“The forum offers an unrivaled 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,” he said

“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 international strategy and ongoing expansion efforts in Africa, where the organization currently operates four representative offices in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Kenya.

The forum is expected to offer valuable insights on business potential in promising African markets that have yet to be fully explored.

Standard Bank and Invest Africa are supporting the upcoming forum as event partners. The 5th GBF Africa is part of Dubai Chamber’s Global Business Forum series which focuses on emerging markets.