The UAE is preparing to host Global Trade Development Week EMEA, which will see an unprecedented gathering of influential business and government leaders, entrepreneurs and academics from more than 70 countries. The event, which is the world’s largest trade facilitation, development, investment and customs programme, will be held in Emirates Towers, Dubai, from 27 until 29 October.
“It is time to set a new course for the global economy,” said the UAE Minister for the Economy H.E. Al Mansouri, the official patron of Global Trade Development Week. He added, “The UAE looks forward to hosting a full programme of events that tackle today’s most challenging trade and development issues. We are honoured with the presence of such high-level individuals who are experts in their fields.”
Speaking on the importance of Dubai as the location for the event, he pointed out, “Global Trade and Development Week comes at a special time to Dubai, where the nation is rapidly developing across all sectors as it prepares for the hosting of EXPO 2020.”
Global Trade Development Week EMEA will bring together more than 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, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Andrew Keable, managing partner and founder of the KW Group, organisers of the event, said, “Dynamic trade development plays a critical role for economic growth and accordingly each nation sets ambitious goals, yet there is limited opportunity for trade leaders to meet and collaborate outside their various sectors.
“Global Trade Development Week addresses this challenge providing an essential platform to link business and government leaders from across key sectors to exchange ideas, experiences and to seek solutions to drive forward global trade.”
The event will feature more than 120 speakers, panelists and workshop leaders and will open with a ministers and trade leaders VIP plenary, followed by four concurrent summits that cover “Global Free Trade and Special Economic Zones”, “Trade Finance and Industrial Development”, “Corporate Real Estate Leaders” and “Global Customs and Trade Facilitation’”