Heads of state, 17 ministers, prominent business leaders and high –ranking government officials have confirmed their participation in the Global Business Forum Africa (GBF Africa) in Dubai.
The Global Business Forum Africa (GBF Africa) takes place on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai.
The high-level attendee taking part in the fifth edition of GBF Africa 2019 are two heads of state who have confirmed their attendance, President of Liberia H.E George Weah and Seychelles’ president H.E. Danny Faure. Among the Seventeen ministers attending are ministers from West Africa (Niger, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Senegal and Liberia), Southern African (Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi) central Africa (Angola and DRC), East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)
High-level public and private sector stakeholders from several other African countries, including former heads of state, entrepreneurs, CEOs, industry experts and economists are also attending the forum.
The GBF Africa 2019 which is under the theme ‘Scale Up Africa’ is being organized by Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The aim of the forum is to look at the important role of cross border cooperation in supporting and speeding up the next phase of sustainable economic growth and development in Africa.
“Since its inception, GBF Africa has served as a catalyst for UAE-Africa economic cooperation and business exchange. The upcoming edition of the forum will highlight new high-potential areas where African companies can collaborate with their UAE counterparts to create new business opportunities and capitalise on existing trade and investment potential,” said Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber.
GBF Africa 2019 also offers a comprehensive programme digging into key trends and technologies which are reshaping African economies. There will be interactive sessions and panel discussions putting a focus on entrepreneurship, game-changing partnerships, innovation, success stories, opportunities and challenges.
Early this year, the Dubai Chamber launched an online platform that will be offering valuable insights and up-to-date information on promising African markets to UAE business people. It also launched a Mentorship Programme that is designed to facilitate cooperation between startup communities in Africa and the UAE.