After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, Dubai’s Chamber Global Business Forum Africa is finally taking place on October 13th and 14th at the grounds of the much-anticipated Dubai Expo.
It is no exaggeration to say that this is arguably the best Africa-focused event that we’ve ever participated in in the region. The Dubai Chamber is the only body that manages to bring together trade, government, and investors in a seamless, productive way.
This year, the Forum will explore bilateral trade opportunities between Dubai and Sub-Saharan Africa by engaging over 1000 selected policymakers, heads of state, and prominent African stakeholders on the global investment scene.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the GBF Africa has a successful formula that includes the pre-screening and evaluation of its guest so that the engagement among participants is off the chart. The content is curated to an obsessive level of detail making for the best content in its class.
The Forum is as much about creating a “community” of key stakeholders as it is about networking. Recently, in anticipation of this year’s edition, the Forum published a survey about the investment flows into sub-Saharan Africa.
(You can access the full survey here)
The Survey is a compilation of findings where 158 trade and investment leaders from across the globe provide their views.
Dubai, the wider GCC, and Sub-Saharan Africa are deep-rooted and historically significant, and the potential investment opportunities between the two regions are unquestionable and the survey reflects some less than obvious information that makes it a great base for what is coming.
There is still time to request to attend and I strongly recommend you to do so if you are still not on the guest list. I hope to see you in Dubai!