Dubai Chambers has successfully concluded the inaugural edition of Dubai Business Forum under the theme ‘Shifting Economic Power: Dubai and the Future of Global Trade.’ Hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event took place recently at Madinat Jumeirah.
Over 2,000 global influencers, corporate executives, industry experts, investors, and economists from 49 nations attended the two-day summit. The programme included speeches by thirty-two eminent speakers and twenty-four high-level plenary sessions.
His Excellency Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers, said: “The impact of the Dubai Business Forum speaks volumes about the emirate’s strategic position in an increasingly interconnected world. By hosting a wide cross-section of speakers from all over the world with expertise in diverse strategic fields, the forum offered unique insights into Dubai’s growing role in shaping international trade and the global economic landscape. In addition to serving as a valuable platform for knowledge sharing, the forum also proved highly rewarding for those seeking networking and partnership opportunities.”
The Future Theatre, a fundamental element of the Dubai Business Forum, facilitated keynote talks that explored eight distinct themes. The platform delved deeply into the future of commerce hubs, investments, economics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and cities.
During the event, over 20 deals were signed as part of The Deals Hub, a dedicated platform for international business leaders and investors to forge and announce major business initiatives, partnerships, investments, and commercial alliances. More than 550 business meetings were scheduled through the forum’s app.
The founding of a new China Innovation Centre, an agreement to start a “Innovation Corridor” with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and a contract to improve the sharing of banking and finance intelligence with PT Bank Syariah Indonesia, the biggest Sharia bank in Indonesia, were among the notable agreements involving Dubai Chambers.