Dubai Chamber announces Global Business Forum for Latin America's November start date
The theme of the event is “Shifting Synergies.”
“Latin America continues to be a relatively stable business destination, despite the uncertainties hanging over the global economy right now,” Chamber of Dubai President and CEO Hamad Buamim said. “As countries in Latin America deepen economic integration with other regions, there are enough opportunities for those interested in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- and Dubai in particular -- to strengthen trade ties with the region.”
Not including oil, international trade in Dubai with Latin American countries was a $4.6 billion industry in 2015. Brazil accounted for 20 percent of exports and 47 percent of imports, while Mexico accounted for 13 percent of exports and 30 percent of imports. Additional trading partners include Chile with 13 percent of imports, Argentina with 10 percent of exports and 3 percent of imports, Venezuela with 8 percent of exports, and Suriname with 10 percent of imports.
An estimated 500 prominent stakeholders are expected to come together for the business forum, including heads of state, policy makers, CEOs, business leaders, investors, industry professionals and private bankers, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms.