Ahead of 'Connect World CEO Forum', government bond sparks new faith in UAE trade
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue February 24, 2009 12:00 am

UAE. News of the US$20 billion Dubai government bond has resulted in enormous new interest in the 4th Connect World CEO Forum this March, confirmed the event organiser.

“High level delegations from the US, UK, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and across the GCC saw a marked increase in numbers in less than 24 hours after the announcement was made yesterday," said the organiser James Magee from GEM, Global Event Management.

“We have a delegation from the Bahrain government, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia and all have seen an opportunity to meet some high level delegations from around the world and expand their business opportunities at the Connect Forum. The news of the US$20 billion fund has certainly had an impact," he added.

Connect World CEO Forum is a B2B event being held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that has top executives from all over the world in one place and at one time to meet key principles in the GCC region in order to explore and expand business opportunities and access gulf capital.

Morris Reid of the BGR Group and Peter Tichansky of BCIU from the US have created further global interest in the Connect Forum by announcing their support for the event whilst locally in the US the interest could not be higher according to David Altman of the US Export Council.

The 2009 Connect Forum is sponsored by Tejari, Bahrain Economic Development Board, the US Exports Council and The Dubai Guide.

One of the key components of the agreement between Tejari and the Connect Forum is the development of an online trading community for the delegates of the Forum. "This element also provides in-advance business matchmaking for all of the delegates attending the Connect World CEO Forum in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on 17 March," said Magee.

Delegates can upload their company profile on the portal, showcase and exhibit their products, issue promotional trade leads and above all, have access to a trading floor where they can interact with potential buyers or sellers across the Middle East.

Mica Paris will perform at the gala dinner for the Forum’s chosen charity 'fresh2o' on the 17 March at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel lawns, overlooking the Burj Al Arab and at a reception at the penthouse of Le Reve on the 18 March. These events are intended to welcome the delegates to three days of high level networking and business connections.

Make your opinions on business and prospects in the Middle East known by completing the Connect online survey at http://worldceoforum.questionpro.com

The event website can be viewed at www.geventm.com

 

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