Panama. The Dubai Chamber of Commerce is preparing to host the fourth edition of the Global Business Forum Latin America (GBF Latin America) in Dubai on March 23-24, 2022, the region’s largest business conference exploring new new avenues of economic development. cooperation between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the AU, Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, GBF Latin America 2022 is organized in association with Expo 2020 Dubai and the forum will take place at Dubai Exhibition Centre, the first universal exhibition organized in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
More than 800 delegates representing more than 50 countries are expected to attend GBF Latin America, including government and business leaders, policy makers and investors from Latin America, the Caribbean and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) regions. ). The High Level Forum is one of the most important and highly anticipated trade events at Expo 2020 Dubai.
GBF Latin America 2022 is the continuation of previous successful editions of the forum, including the 2019 edition, held in Panama, the first time this forum was held outside of Dubai and where more than 300 business meetings bilaterals were held at the 2-day event in Isla Bonita, Panama. These events helped increase collaboration between key stakeholders on both sides, identify bilateral business opportunities and pave the way for new partnerships.
Este año, con el tema Hacia un futuro resiliente, el foro pondrá el foco en las reforms que reformant las economies de América Latina y el Caribe y las nuevas iniciativas y esfuerzos para posicionar a las regions para el crecimiento en la era post-Covid y beyond.
The forum is built around three pillars: Reform, Empower and Grow, as it aims to examine changing business dynamics in Latin America brought about by economic reforms, discuss new ways to support SMEs and entrepreneurs of the region, to take advantage of new growth opportunities in the post-Covid digital world and to use trade, foreign investment and regional integration as tools to stimulate sustainable growth.
“GBF Latin America 2022 comes at an opportune time as countries in the region emerge from the pandemic and adopt progressive strategies to future-proof their economies, build cross-border partnerships, and drive sustainable growth. While challenges remain, there are also huge opportunities, especially with growing sectors that currently show great potential, such as the digital economy, healthcare, logistics and technology,” said H.E. Hamad Buamim , Chairman and CEO of Dubai Cameras.
Buamim described GBF Latin America as an ideal platform to present new business opportunities in promising markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, regions that offer enormous trade and investment potential, noting that Expo 2020 Dubai will only increase the importance and impact of the forum.
“The upcoming forum builds on the remarkable progress made by previous editions of the flagship event, held in Dubai and Panama, which have built bridges between the business communities of the two regions,” said he declared. He added that the forum solidifies Dubai’s position as a preferred choice for Latin American and Caribbean companies to expand their reach into promising markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
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Two Presidents, a Prime Minister, six Ministers of State and a host of leading and influential figures from across Latin America and the Caribbean have registered to join the Global Business Forum Latin America (GBF LATAM 2022), including HE Jair Messias Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, and HE Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia, who will deliver keynote addresses remotely, and HE Ariel Henry, Prime Minister of Haiti, who will personally attend the forum.
Source. Central American and Caribbean Digital Journal