Backed by the CEO Clubs of the USA and China, plus the Academy for Chief Executives in the United Kingdom, and sponsored by Emaar and OPUS, the CEO Forum aims to bring CEOs together from all over the world to explore mutual business opportunities. Business leaders are expected from Australia, Canada, China, Greece, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the USA and the UK among others.
“CEO Clubs are all about networking with the right people and many businessmen around the world recognize that Dubai has a high concentration of those people,” said James Magee, organizer and managing director of ITD Partners. “It made perfect sense to launch an event that brought CEO Clubs from East and West together in Dubai.”
“Dubai is strategically located as a venue for global business meetings and the facilities, flight connections and business infrastructure is all world-class,” said Joseph Mancuso, founder, CEO Clubs USA. “Dubai’s reputation precedes it as a global business and tourist destination and there are many CEOs around the world that are keen to take a closer look. This is a golden opportunity for global CEOs to do just that.”
Speakers at the World CEO Forum include His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum, founder, president & chairman, A1 Grand Prix; Joseph Mancuso, founder, CEO Clubs USA; Jing Ping Li, CEO, CEO Clubs China; Brian Chernett, chairman, the Academy for Chief Executives, UK; Guy Levine on “Why the Next Superpower is the Internet”; Tariq A. Nizami, CEO, F Kamber Holdings on “Dubai Freehold Property”; Rohit Talwar on “Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century – Opportunities and Challenges in the Asian Century”; Paul Bridle, leadership methodologist and author on “Developing an Outstanding Organisation for the Global World”; Reg Athwal, founder, RAW Group on “Being Remarkable in 2020″;
The CEO Club is a by-invitation-only membership nonprofit association established in the United States 30-years ago. The CEO Club aims to create a nurturing environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their enterprises through shared experience and personal growth. The Club opened its first international chapters in China in 2002 and is now expanding globally.
The Academy for Chief Executives was formed in the United Kingdom to help inspire CEOs on through sharing experiences, to address challenges and opportunities, to clarify their thinking and refocus strategy. Now a community of over 400 business leaders, working groups within the association help CEOs enhance business performance and to achieve extraordinary things.
Networking will be the big focus of the Forum, with delegates expected from several continents. The Forum kicks off with a welcome reception at Abu Dhabi Marina and the Emirates Palace on 5th February. The following evening a gala dinner hosted by Emaar takes place at the foot of the Burj Dubai at the Downtown sales center. Other than receptions, luncheons and other informal networking opportunities, the organizers will also offering a match-making service for all the delegates who attend.
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