Dubai Chamber to Lead Trade Delegation to Panama in April
High-level delegation will be joined by government officials and prominent businessmen from the UAE

Dubai, 27 March 2019: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced today that it will lead a high-level delegation of UAE government officials and prominent businessmen to Panama in April where delegates will get the opportunity to explore new growth opportunities that are emerging in promising markets across Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Kicking off on April 6th, the week-long trade mission will coincide with the 3rd Global Business Forum (GBF) Latin America which Dubai Chamber is hosting on April 9th-10th 2019 in Panama City. Food security, logistics, tourism, finance, renewable energy and infrastructure identified as high-potential areas where UAE and Latin American businesses can expand cooperation, and these prospects will be explored in further detail during the delegation visit and forum in Panama.

The trade mission to Panama aims to familiarise delegates with trade and investment opportunities in Latin America markets that offer the most potential for UAE companies. Under the theme “Next Hubs, New Regions”, sessions and discussions at GBF Latin America – Panama 2019 will examine prospects for boosting Dubai’s non-oil exports and re-exports to Latin America Exports beyond the AED 2.1 billion and 207,000 tonnes accounted for in 2018.

The delegation will be led by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber; and joined by HE Eng. Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Economy of the UAE; H.E. Hisham Abdullah Al Shirawi, CEO of Oasis Enterprises; H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber; H.E. Essa Al Ghurair, Chairman of Essa Al Ghurair Investments; H.E. Abdul Hamied Ahmad Seddiqi, Vice Chairman, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons LLC; H.E. Yahya Saeed Lootah, CEO - SS Lootah Group; Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai FDI, UAE; Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), UAE; Dr. Juma Almatrooshi, Deputy CEO - Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority; and senior executives and officials from DP World; Expo 2020; Mubadala; Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons LLC; The Kanoo Group; Abbasi Group; du, Total Telecom; and other UAE entities.

Organised by Dubai Chamber in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and programmed in association with the Economist Events, GBF Latin America – Panama 2019 will be joined by heads of state, ministers, policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and industry experts, and key decision makers from the UAE and various Latin American countries.

The two-day forum in Panama will feature informative and insightful presentations and discussions covering key economic trends that are driving Latin America’s growth and development, as well as the opportunities and challenges that exist in the region. UAE and Latin American companies will also participate in bilateral business meetings that will be held on the sidelines of the forum.

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