Heads of State, Ministers to Converge on Dubai for Global Business Forum on Latin America 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Wednesday 14 February 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

The second Global Business Forum on Latin America is set to welcome current and former heads of state, ministers, and decision makers who will gather in Dubai on February 27th-28th 2018 to explore trade and investment opportunities that are opening up in the fast-growing region.

The two-day forum, organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Bearing the theme “Connect–Collaborate–Grow”, the event will be headlined by H.E. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, President of Panama; H.E. Vicente Fox, President of Centro Fox and Former Mexican President; and H.E. Cesar Gaviria, Former Colombian President.

Other high-level speakers include H.E Susana Malcorra, Head of High-Level Council and Former Foreign Minister, Argentina; H.E. Augusto Arosemena Moreno, Minister of Commerce and Industry of Panama; Rogelio Garza Garza, Undersecretary of Industry & Commerce, Mexican Ministry of Economy; and H.E. Lea Giménez, Minister of Finance of Paraguay; who will join several other Latin American government officials and business leaders participating in the forum.

“The high calibre of speakers joining GBF Latin America 2018 clearly reflects growing interest and confidence in Dubai as a global business hub. The forum, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East, will provide valuable insights on Latin America’s future growth prospects,” said H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber.

Speakers from the UAE include H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World; Mohamad Al Ramahi, CEO of the Masdar; and Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).

The premier event is part of the Global Business Forum series launched by Dubai Chamber in 2013 to highlight new investment opportunities in emerging markets across Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Latin America.

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.


Dubai Chamber

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H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber (Photo: AETOSWire).

H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber (Photo: AETOSWire).

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