A total of 1,368 delegates from 58 countries – including 250 virtual participants – attended the first edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) ASEAN in Dubai, which concluded today with a total of 180 bilateral business meetings taking place on the sidelines of the event.
GBF ASEAN was held 8-9 December and organized by Dubai Chamber in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme ‘The New Frontiers’.
The Forum is part of Dubai Chamber’s flagship Global Business Forum series, which was launched in 2013 to explore economic opportunities in Latin America and Africa.
Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber, said, “The total number of participants and sessions are strong indicators that the Global Business Forum ASEAN is off to a promising start, and that the grand event has come at the perfect time to provide a needed boost to the economic and trade relations between the UAE and the region.”
He said the Forum offered a platform for decision makers from both sides to exchange views and expertise, showcase the most prominent projects, and shed light on potential opportunities for collaboration that set the stage for future partnership agreements.