The organiser James Magee from GEM, Global Event Management, said:
“High level delegations from the USA, 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.”
“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 $20bn fund has certainly had an impact,” he added.
Connect, The 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 U.S. have created further global interest in the Connect forum by announcing their support for the event whilst locally in the U.S. 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 March 17th 2009,” said James 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 24×7.
Mica Paris, who will perform at the Gala Dinner for the forum’s chosen charity fresh2o on the 17th March at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel event lawns overlooking the Burj Al Arab and at a reception at the Penthouse of Le Reve on the 18th March will further welcome the delegates to three days of high level networking and business connections.
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