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The Africa 2019 Global Business Forum will feature 40 speakers

The upcoming World Business Forum in Africa (WBF Africa) in Dubai will bring together 40 keynote speakers and 26 interactive sessions with the Presidents of Liberia, Zimbabwe and the Seychelles, as well as Rim Al-Hachémi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 in Dubai, among some of the high-level participants attending the event.



Organized by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed ben Rached Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai, the fifth edition of FMA Africa will be held on 18 and 19 November 2019.

George Weah, President of Liberia, will lead a session entitled “Unleashing Liberia’s Potential”, during which he will discuss his plans to unlock growth opportunities for the African country and give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to become key players in the economy.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, will participate in a one-on-one discussion on potential opportunities for revitalizing Zimbabwe and the role that entrepreneurs and investors can play in addressing urgent challenges such as water, fuel and electricity shortages.

Seeking debt relief

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles, will give details about his country’s innovative climate change initiatives to strengthen natural carbon sinks in exchange for debt relief.

In his address to the forum, Al-Hachémi will present his views on cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the opportunities that Expo 2020 can offer African countries.

On the first day of the forum, Magued Seif Al-Ghorair, CEO of the Al-Ghurair Group, will deliver the welcome address focusing on the development of trade relations between the United Arab Emirates and Africa.

Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, will participate in a session presenting the achievements of the WFA mentoring program.

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WBF Africa in Dubai will bring together 40 keynote speakers and 26 interactive sessions. (Source)

Facilitating future cooperation

Launched by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce earlier this year, the program aims to facilitate cooperation between the UAE and young African companies, to exploit their potential and to provide new high-potential companies with access to global expansion opportunities.

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As to the main event, Buamim said: “As the largest event of its kind in the region, FMA Africa 2019 will involve key decision-makers and stakeholders in a constructive dialogue between key decision-makers and stakeholders.”

To conclude

“They mean to explore bilateral trade opportunities and lay the foundations for new partnerships that can support Africa’s economic development and benefit UAE companies that are focused on African markets.”

Other sessions and round tables to be held during the two-day forum will examine more closely the key trends and issues impacting Africa, the role of youth and digital technologies in transforming governments and economic potential.

They also seek to change economic reforms and geopolitical dynamics emerging in African countries, the growing importance of Africa’s transition from a net food importer to a global food producer, among other important issues.


(Featured image by Junhan Foong via Unsplash)

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Helene Lindbergh is a published author with books about entrepreneurship and investing for dummies. An advocate for financial literacy, she is also a sought-after keynote speaker for female empowerment. Her special focus is on small, independent businesses who eventually achieve financial independence. Helene is currently working on two projects—a bio compilation of women braving the world of banking, finance, crypto, tech, and AI, as well as a paper on gendered contributions in the rapidly growing healthcare market, specifically medicinal cannabis.