Dubai-based CEO Clubs Network unveils initiatives to boost UAE SMEs

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Dr. Tariq
Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami, CEO and Founder of CEO Clubs Network

CEO Clubs Network, the world’s largest business network connecting CEOs & Entrepreneurs, has launched several initiatives to connect the thought leaders and key decision-makers in the UAE’s SME sector to support and expand the industry.

Since 2006, the Dubai-based network has been vital in assisting various organizations by connecting investors with SMEs in need of assistance and helping them in achieving their business objectives. The network is run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum from the Dubai Royal Family.

The SME sector accounts for more than 53 percent of non-oil GDP in the UAE, and this percentage is likely to expand further in the future years.

The Dubai EXPO 2020 team recently provided the CEO Clubs members a full virtual tour of the major event, which is less than 40 days away. The virtual event was attended by approximately 45 top CEOs and government officials who are members of the network.

“Our organization creates a wide spectrum of opportunities to connect the key decision-makers of organizations from across various vertical industries. The core aim of CEO Clubs Network is to create the most effective business platform for CEOs and senior executives to share experiences, explore opportunities and grow their business locally and internationally,” said Dr. Tariq.

The CEO Clubs Network has been highly involved in promoting EXPO 2020, since the day it was awarded five years ago. In the last three to four years, it has also organized a series of EXPO-related programs to support and contribute to this world-renowned event. CEO clubs is currently supporting several countries with their business-to-business (B2B) connections, country pavilions, and event hosting.

CEO Clubs UAE members are well-positioned to interact with colleagues from both local and international branches. CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, a decades-old organization, has a branch in the United Arab Emirates since 2006, with over 600 member companies and 3000 affiliations, and has connected over 16000 CEOs globally.

The team believes in innovation and happiness, aligned with the UAE rulers’ visionary ideas. A number of well-known companies, government agencies, and diplomats have joined the organization to explore these potential opportunities, highlighted Dr. Tariq.

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