DUBAI, 24th March, 2022 (WAM) -- The Global Business Forum Latin America (GBF LATAM 2022) concluded in Dubai today on a high note as the high-level forum attracted a total of 2,000 participants from 95 countries who attended in person and virtually.
Nearly 300 bilateral business meetings were also held during the two-day forum, which was organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Among the delegates taking part were three heads of state, 13 ministers, government officials, business leaders and industry experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and the UAE. They came together to discuss trade and investment prospects and explore new avenues of economic cooperation.
Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers, said, "Today, we are reaping the fruits of the strong relationship that we succeeded in establishing with the Latin American markets through our previous edition of GBF LATAM. The forum provided an opportunity to establish new business partnerships and support our efforts to expand the operations of companies in Dubai and attract LATAM investments to the emirate. GBF LATAM is the perfect platform for building bridges of cooperation and cross-border partnerships between Dubai and Latin American and Caribbean countries."
"In the fourth edition of the forum, we built many new ties that will shape the future of strategic relations between Dubai, the wider Gulf Cooperation Council and the 27 countries that make up Latin America and the Caribbean. We presented an integrated picture of the business environment, highlighted joint investment opportunities, brought investors together, and drew attention to the pivotal role of Dubai as a gateway for companies wishing to launch their operations and expand into the region's promising markets. We look forward to seeing these interactions translating into new economic partnerships," Buamim added.
Buamim said in conclusion, that the high-calibre participation reflects the growing confidence in Dubai as a global hub for companies from Latin America and the Caribbean. Expo 2020 Dubai provided an ideal platform for UAE and LATAM countries to network, collaborate and take their trade relations to the next level.
Bearing the theme "Towards a Resilient Future", the event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The event forms part of Dubai Chamber of Commerce's flagship Global Business Forum series launched in 2013 and also showcases investment opportunities in promising markets across Africa and the ASEAN region. Dubai Chamber of Commerce is the Official Business Integration Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai.