In a message published in the congress book, HH Sheikh Hamdan has said: “Your participation in this conference supports the united and ongoing cooperation among Arab businessmen and investors to boost efforts of the Governments of Arab countries which are working with businessmen to embrace economic changes taking place in the rest of the world.”
Stressing the pivotal role being played by the UAE in the IT sector, HH Sheikh Hamdan said: “The UAE has taken a leadership position in establishing economic infrastructure, specially in IT, through the creation of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. These landmark projects have already proved their worth and attracted the world’s leading IT companies, transforming the UAE into a New Economy hub and creating an environment where innovation and investment can create more prosperity.”
HH Sheikh Hamdan added: “We would like to extend an open invitation to UAE businessmen and companies to invest in both the UAE and all the regions of the Arab World. We have the capital, people and expertise that can enable us to achieve new development and prosperity that will benefit us all.”
Speaking about the importance of participation of UAE companies in the conference, Mr. Ahmad Abdul Rahman Al Banna, Assistant Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Studies and International Affairs, said: “The region hosts a number of events and conferences on IT. But the 9th Conference for Arab Businessmen and Investors is conducted at a high level, and will be attended by a large number of prominent officials and businessmen.”
Mr. Al Banna said that UAE participants would get an opportunity to network with their counterparts and learn from their IT expertise and experience, and thus boost mutual investment opportunities.
Referring to the response from Arab countries, he said the Conference will feature some wellknown officials and experts from Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the UAE.
“The chambers of commerce, industry and agriculture in Arab countries are keen to benefit from the conference and we are confident that local participation will share the same kind of enthusiasm,” Mr. Al Banna said.
Mr. Al Banna said the press conferences held in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia had resulted in confirmation of participation by high level delegations from these countries.
He said online registration could still be made through the websites www.gucciaac.org.lb or www.dcci.org.
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