At the opening ceremony HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum will deliver a speech on behalf of the Conference Patron, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
There will also be speeches from Guest of Honour H.E. Ahmed Alihlimi Alami, Minister of Social Economy, Small & Medium Construction & Handicrafts, in charge of Cabinet Affairs, Morocco and the Keynote Speaker at the Conference, H.E. Najeeb Mikati, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Lebanon.
The opening ceremony will be followed by a Creekside firework display to celebrate the start of the event and a Gala Dinner for VIP guests and conference delegates.
The conference will be one of the most significant economic gatherings in the Arab World this year, bringing together 10 Government Ministers and delegations from the public and private sectors from both Arab and non-Arab nations for the three-day event that will focus on the theme “Invest in IT”.
The three-day conference is organised by the League of the Arab States, the Inter-Arab Guarantee Corporation, General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Other Senior Ministers attending the conference include:
H.E. Dr. Mohammad Khalfan bin Kharbash, Minister of State for Finance & Industry, UAE.
Dato Amar Leo Moggie, Minister for Energy, Communications & Multimedia, Malaysia.
H.E. Dr. Galal Youssef Al Diggeir, Minister of Industry and Investment, Sudan.
H.E. Dr. Ahmad Mahjoub, Secretary of State to Minister of Communication Technologies in charge of IT, Tunisia.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Amadi, Minister of Economy & Trade, Syria.
H.E. Noureddine Bou Karrouh, Minister of Contribution and Reforms Coordination, Algeria.
H.E. Hassan Khodr, Minister for Internal Trade, Egypt.
H.E. Abdulrahman Mohammed Ali Othman, Minister of Trade & Industry, Yemen.
Mr Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwee, Director-General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The importance of the conference is demonstrated by the fact it has attracted delegations from Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Sudan, Mauritania, Yemen and Libya and hundreds of these delegates are now arriving in Dubai for the conference. There is also a delegation of German businessmen attending plus representatives from France, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Belgium.
“The DCCI is very proud to be hosting this prestigious conference that brings the Arab World together every two years to build and deliver new business opportunities. We are delighted with the international response to the conference and the high-ranking delegations attending who recognise the importance of working together to create more powerful and dynamic Arab economies.”
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