Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a series of 16 Global Business Forum (GBF) virtual roadshows examining new economic opportunities in emerging markets across Africa, Latin America,COVID-19 and the ASEAN region.

The series comprises 16 high-level focus groups that will be hosted over the next six months and joined by prominent businessmen, trade officials and other stakeholders from a wide range of economic sectors. Feedback shared during the discussions will be used to shape the agendas of the upcoming GBF events in Dubai that will be held next year in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai.

H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, noted that the roadshow series comes at a time when countries around the world are witnessing rapid change in the wake of COVID-19, as public and private sector stakeholders adjust to new economic realities and foster global partnerships that can support sustainable growth in the post-pandemic era.

Dubai is an important economic partner for many emerging markets across Africa, Latin America and the ASEAN region, H.E. Buamim explained, adding that the series creates an ideal opportunity for Dubai Chamber to identify existing investment opportunities, explore new avenues of economic cooperation and build bridges between business communities in the UAE and abroad.

The Global Business Forum is Dubai Chamber’s flagship event series providing a platform for high-level dialogue between Dubai and emerging markets that offer business potential. Organised on the side-lines of Expo 2020 Dubai, the upcoming forums will address macroeconomic developments, key challenges and opportunities emerging in the region through thought-provoking discussions and direct dialogue between government and business leaders.