High-level speakers announced for first-ever Global Business Forum ASEAN in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, -Monday 29 November 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Three UAE government ministers will join ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the first ever Global Business Forum ASEAN, which takes place at Expo 2020 Dubai on December 8th-9th.

Organised by Dubai Chamber in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai, GBF ASEAN will be held under the theme The New Frontiers. The forum, featuring over 40 speakers and 25 panel discussions, will explore the changing dynamics of ASEAN countries and opportunities to increase bilateral trade, business and investment ties between the two regions.

Representing the UAE at GBF ASEAN will be H.E Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai; H.E Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications; and H.E. Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade.

The three UAE ministers will be addressing the event alongside H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Board of Dubai Chambers and H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber.

Government ministers from the ASEAN region participating at the forum include H.E Ramon Lopez, Secretary (Minister), Department of Trade & Industry, Republic of the Philippines; H.E William Dar, Secretary (Minister(, Department of Agriculture, Republic of Philippines, H.E. Fortunato De La Pena, Secretary (Minister), Secretary of Science and Technology; Vice Chairman, Philippine Space Council, Republic of Philippines, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat; and Mohmed Razip Haji Hasan, Director General, Islamic Tourism Centre.

“The line-up of high-calibre speakers reflects the strong commitment from the UAE and ASEAN countries in expanding economic cooperation and tapping into existing trade and investment synergies. There is vast potential to forge new partnerships between UAE businesses and their ASEAN counterparts and we look forward to exploring that at the upcoming forum,” said H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber.


Editor’s note

Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a non-profit public entity, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai by creating a favourable business environment, supporting the development of business, and by promoting Dubai as an international business hub.


Ruba Abdel Halim

Manager, PR & Corporate Communications

Tel: +971 4 2028450

Email: ruba.halim@dubaichamber.com



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HE Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber (Photo: AETOSWire)

HE Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber (Photo: AETOSWire)

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