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Dubai Customs partners with Global Trade Development Week to reduce international trade barriers

: Saturday, July 19 - 2014 @ 15:00

Under the patronage of HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Ministry of Economy, Global Trade Development Week 2014 will be an unprecedented gathering of business and government leaders from over 80 countries. Global Trade Development Week is the world’s largest trade facilitation, development, investment & customs programme of events.

In partnership with Dubai Customs this year’s event will see the launch of a new summit especially dedicated to customs & trade facilitation issues, ‘Global Customs and Trade Facilitation’. Global Trade Development Week will be held in Emirates Towers, Dubai from 27th till 29th October 2014.

UAE Minister for Economy, H.E. Al Mansouri says, “The UAE looks forward to hosting a full programme of events that tackle today’s most challenging trade and development issues. The UAE is honored with the presence of such high-level individuals who are experts in their fields”.

The ‘Global Customs and Trade Facilitation’ summit is organised in partnership with Dubai Customs. H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs states, “An impressive list of leaders from government, customs administrations and the private sector are joining us in Dubai for this essential event. The importance of international cooperation in an area such as ours can never be underestimated. Global Trade Development Week is especially important as it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our relationships across borders and reduce barriers to trade.”

H.E. Ahmed Mahboob notes that the newly launched ‘Global Customs and Trade Facilitation’ summit as part of the Global Trade Development Week will focus on the role of customs in enhancing international competitiveness and finding the right balance between effective control measures and facilitation of trade. “Through this mega event, Dubai Customs seeks to actively contribute to worldwide efforts aimed at supporting legitimate trade and safeguarding the security of societies, as well as to further leverage Dubai’s global footprint as the Middle East’s leading trading hub.”

Global Trade Development Week EMEA brings together over 600 high-level delegates from the areas of trade, development, economic zones, trade finance, industrial development, real estate, global customs and trade facilitation; with representatives from across Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The interactive two day Customs and Trade Facilitation summit will be opened by H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director, Dubai Customs and addressed by a series of prestigious speakers including the following:
CONFIRMED PANELISTS
 H.E. AHMED MAHBOOB MUSABIH, Director, DubaicustomsDUBAI CUSTOMS, UAE
 ALINE PLANÇON, Medical Product Counterfeiting and Pharmaceutical Crime Sub-Director, INTERPOL
 DR. ASHRAF ALI MAHATE, Head of Export Market Intelligence, DUBAI EXPORTS, UAE
 CHARLES BARBER, Director of Trade Compliance, KUEHNE + NAGEL
 DAVID PHILLIPS, Vice President, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATIONS (FIATA), UAE
 DR. HERBERT OBERHAENSLI, Vice President Economics & International Relations, NESTLÉ SA
 JAMES LOCKETT, Vice President, Head of Trade Facilitation and Market Access, HUAWEI  PROFESSOR DAVID WIDDOWSON, President, INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CUSTOMS UNIVERSITIES (INCU)

 JOEL WATERMAN, Regional Director, Business Analytics Division, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey & Africa, IBM
 KEITH STRONACH, Head of Export Control Compliance, BAE SYSTEMS, SAUDI ARABIA
 KENNETH BAGAMUHUNDA, Director Customs, EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC)
 DR. LUCIAN CERNAT, Chief Trade Economist, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
 MAHMOOD AL BASTAKI, Chief Executive Officer, DUBAI TRADE, UAE
 MINNA HERRANEN, Head of Trade Management, MEA & India, GOPS, Global Trade Management, NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS
 MOHAMMAD EHTESHAMUL HOQUE, International Customs Advisor (Governance), UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES (UNOPS)
 PETER J.M. BULTERS, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, LIVINGSTON INTERNATIONAL
 RENATO ANTONINI, Partner, JONES DAY
 SAMER SHOUKRY, International Trade Compliance Leader – MEA & Turkey, HONEYWELL
 SHISHIR PRIYADARSHI, Director- Development Division , WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
 SYED HABIB AHMED, Acting General Manager, Trade Cooperation & Promotion Program (TCPP), INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC TRADE FINANCE CORPORATION (ITFC)
For full details of the programmes, exhibition, workshops, site tours & networking receptions please visit the event website www.kwglobaltrade.com
For further information and for media accreditation to attend the event, please contact the PR Manager, Nana Mancell, Email: [email protected] Tel: +971 50 956 9277.
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About Global Trade Development Week
The EMEA Edition is hosted in Dubai, October 2014 Under Patronage of H.E. Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, Hosting 600 G&C Level Trade Facilitation, Finance & Development Leaders, 70+ Nations, 120 Speakers.
With 2 international editions each year in APAC & EMEA The Global Trade Development Week programme of events gathers government & private sector trade leaders across trade facilitation, customs, development, finance & investment. The ambitious programme of events includes a Ministers & Trade Leaders Plenary, 4 major trade summits, site tours, networking receptions and trade exhibition.
About KW Group Established in 2010 and headquartered in Malaysia, KW Group has quickly become one of Asia’s fastest growing exhibition, conference & training organisers. Our flagship event ‘Global Trade Development Week’ is hosted in Malaysia & Dubai in 2014 & 2015 with our portfolio covering the EMEA & APAC regions. We have a talented young team of 30+ staff headquartered in Malaysia with expansion in UAE. We focus on the delivery of innovative global trade, investment & infrastructure conferences, exhibitions & training. Our events provide high profile speakers, relevant and critical business content and the latest global insights. Our portfolio includes a full range of A-Z services from individual training, managed events & PCO services, conferences, exhibitions, hosted buyer programmes, international investment forums & market access tours.
For further information and for media accreditation to attend the event, please contact the PR Manager, Nana Mancell, Email: [email protected] Tel: +971 50 956 9277.
For further information on Global Trade Development Week go to www.kwglobaltrade.com

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