The second Africa Global Business Forum (AGBF) is scheduled on October 1-2 at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. The said event will be organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The AGBF intends to underline the advantages for African entrepreneurs to access international markets in Dubai, while providing international investors with a centre for their African operations.
Visitors will include the Mozambican President Armando Guebuza, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi as leading speakers.
The president of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the UAE Minister of State and managing director of the Dubai Expo 2020, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy; and Mohammad I. Al Shaibani, executive director and CEO of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) are the Emirati speakers for the aforementioned forum.
The forum will serve as a manifesto for discussion between the African nations and the emirates, through bilateral networking and dialogue conventions. It will also delve into the upcoming of trade and investment relations between African markets and the rest of the world.
The president and CEO of Dubai Chamber, Hamad Bu Amim stated that the number of African corporations holding Dubai Chamber membership has multiplied from 2,914 in 2008 to 7,906 until mid-2014, listing a progress of 171%.