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Dubai set to host Africa trade forum in November

By Lee Mwiti | Published Sat, October 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 20th 2017 at 18:02 GMT +3
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO, Hamad Buamim. (Photo: Courtesy)

IN SUMMARY

  • The conference, which will take place on November 1 and 2, 2017, will host five African heads of state and 12 ministers
  • East Africa will be represented by Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni

Dubai will this November host African heads of State and business leaders at a forum to discuss the continent’s economic outlook and investment opportunities for countries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The conference, which will take place on November 1 and 2, 2017, will host five African heads of state and 12 ministers.

It will also host more than 1,000 top-level government and corporate decision-makers and industry experts. The event will be held at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah.

The event is being hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that with the Global Business Forum series, Dubai has managed to offer a global platform, allowing top officials, decision-makers and investors to explore the prospects of economic partnership and cooperation among international markets.

The Dubai emirate is now becoming a magnet for African business.

East Africa will be represented by Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni. “The Global Business Forum on Africa, which is set for an unprecedented top-tier attendance, including distinguished African heads of state and ministers, is testament to Dubai’s firm position on the global economic map,” Mr Buamim said.

The Global Business Forum series was launched by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2012, and focuses on Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Latin America.