Dubai hosts Global Business Forum Africa 2019, prominent officials to attend

by John Carlo Bogayan

Global Business Forum 2017/ Dubai Chamber

The Global Business Forum Africa 2019 confirms it fifth edition that will transpire in Dubai on November 18-19.

The forum will be attended by heads of state, ministers, high-ranking government officials, and prominent business leaders.

Among of the high-level attendees are H.E. George Weah, President of Liberia; H.E. Danny Faure, President of Seychelles; and 17 ministers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Congo, Tanzania, Niger and Liberia; as well as high-level public and private sector stakeholders from several other African countries, including former heads of state, CEOs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and economists.

Prioritizing the important role of cross border cooperation, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry organizes GBF Africa with the theme “Scale Up Africa”. This is to show support in Africa’s accelerating and sustainable economic growth and development.

“Since its inception, GBF Africa has served as a catalyst for UAE-Africa economic cooperation and business exchange. The upcoming edition of the forum will highlight new high-potential areas where African companies can collaborate with their UAE counterparts to create new business opportunities and capitalize on existing trade and investment potential,” said H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber.

Furthermore, Dubai Chamber launched its Africa Gateway portal early 2019, an online platform offering UAE businessmen valuable insights and up-to-date information on several promising African markets.

Lastly, the Chamber launched the GBF Mentorship Program, new initiative designed to facilitate cooperation between startup communities in Africa and the UAE, with selected participants given an opportunity to showcase their businesses at GBF Africa 2019. John Carlo Bogayan/Kabayan Weekly