DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-President George Weah is expected to address the “Global Business Forum (GBF) – Africa 2019” at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on Monday, November 18 – 19, 2019.
The Forum is being organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
President Weah will again unleash Liberia’s potentials and business environment to the forum and the world, and will highlight the County’s fertile soil and hallowed climate conducive for agriculture, as well as prospects in the Mining and energy, logging and tourism sectors.The Liberian Leader address will share and revealed the Country’s huge potentials for investments; discussing his plans to unlock growth and opportunity for young entrepreneurs to become key actors in the Liberian economy.
He Weah will also tell the over 1000 delegates, including organizers, participants and investment groups that Liberian businesses are prepared to work with other countries.
Eleni Giokos, Communication Cable Network (CNN) Correspondent, South Africa, will moderate the Heads of State discussion.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing GBF Africa 2019 under the theme “Scale Up Africa” in an effort to underline the important role of cross border cooperation in supporting and accelerating Africa’s next phase of sustainable economic growth and development.
According to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Chamber, Hamad Buamim, since its inception, GBF Africa has served as a catalyst for UAE-Africa economic cooperation and business exchange.
“The 2019 edition will highlight new high-potential areas where African companies can collaborate with their UAE counterparts to create new business opportunities and capitalize on existing trade and investment potential”, he noted.
Non-oil trade between Dubai-Africa has increased steadily in recent years, amounting to $37.2 billion in 2018. The trend reflects the expanding trade ties and growing business confidence between the two regions.
Beyond high-level speakers and participants, GBF Africa 2019 offers a comprehensive program delving into key trends and technologies reshaping African economies, with interactive sessions and panel discussions putting a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, game-changing partnerships, success stories, opportunities and challenges.
Among the high-level dignitaries attending GBF Africa 2019 are Presidents George Weah of Liberia; Danny Faure of Seychelles; and 17 ministers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Congo, Tanzania, Niger and Liberia.
Also attending are senior public and private sector stakeholders from across Africa, including former heads of state, CEOs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and economists.
A fortnight ago, President Weah was in Paris advocating for investors to come to Liberia. He outlined and committed Liberia’s readiness for business with the rest of the world as well as ensuring timely issuance of visas online or on arrival.