Examples of attendees, Chambers of Commerce, Commercial Gov offices, State departments, Chairman, CEO, CFO, Financial Director, CTO, COO, Head of Emerging Markets, Head of Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Head of Research, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, Group head, Adviser, Business Development, Business Development / New Business, Chief Marketing Officer, Communications Manager, Manufacturers, Director, Economist, Founder / Co-founder, Fund Manager, Telecoms, Media, Government, Mobile, Head of Acquisitions, Head of Business Strategy, Head of Content, Head of Emerging Markets, Head of Finance, Head of Partnerships, Investment Banks, Product Development, Strategy Director, Unit Head, Venture Capitalist.
“In an increasingly complex and uncertain world in which continual and rapid change is the norm, the challenges facing businesses are mounting to respond to the current fiscal uncertainty by becoming even more adaptive, innovative and active. With global shifts in wealth, accessing new markets and capital is not just good business sense but more essential than ever. Since the domestic financial services sector has generally produced what amounts to, ‘A Box Office Flop’, it is incumbent on the rest of business to, ‘Think Outside of the Box’,” said David Altman of the US Export Council.
“Dubai is now firmly established as the hub for the Middle East business and even with the temporary ripple being felt here by the World Economic crisis, the UAE is still experiencing unprecedented growth in the energy, financial services, consumer goods, hospitality, retail, real estate, technology, shipping, and numerous other industries,”
said James Magee the creator and founder of the World CEO Forum/CONNECT events.
“When combined, the regions of the Middle East and North Africa, most of whom are WTO members, have a population of over 320 million people, presenting opportunities which no company or astute entrepreneur can afford to ignore – companies from all over the World have enjoyed a lucrative market for their goods and services in the region and this is set to grow in 2009. Conversely, investments from the Middle East into International markets have seen the region overtake more developed countries to become the largest foreign investor in the US, UK and Asian markets,” Magee added
“The people who attended this year where given a free copy of ’1000 reasons why Dubai’, but those who have attended dont really need a book to tell them that Dubai is one of the most exciting places on earth – the fastest, most exciting and dynamic country on the planet, and CONNECT is where you will meet your future clients, business partners and suppliers,” added Altman.
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