Seeking to promote commerce in Africa, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is embarking on a five-day trade mission on Monday to Mozambique and South Africa to promote Dubai’s business potential.
The mission will present a variety of opportunities, including roundtable conversations; “Africa – Bridging the Gap,” a private sector focus group; and interactive dialog events.
Dubai Chamber Chairman Majid Saif Al Ghurair will take the lead alongside Chamber President and CEO Hamad Buamim, who said the undertaking represents the chamber’s strong commitment to exploring new markets, particularly in the developing world, in the face of a changing global economy.
Buamim said the mission’s goal is to open the doorway to potential partnerships and joint ventures as well as facilitate meetings between public and private sector stakeholders.
“(We) are now preparing … to reinforce Dubai’s position as a gateway for global investments to and from Africa,” Buamim said. “This trade mission today is part of these efforts, which also include the opening of international offices in the continent and the organization of the next edition of the Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai.”
Trade mission delegates will include Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair, chairman of Essa Al-Ghurair Investments LLC; Abdullah Sharafi, president of Gerab National Enterprises; Ali Al Fardan, managing director for Al Fardan Group of Companies; Mohammad Al Suwaidi, senior vice president for business and government relations at Majid Al Futtaim Retail; Rashed Bu Qara’a, chairman at EduHub; Rassem Zok, CEO/Middle East and North Africa for The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Dubai branch); and Rob Hersov, founder & chairman of Invest Africa.