Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has discussed the potentials of cooperation with high-level Italian business delegation from Confindustria Cisambiente.
The entities have also addressed the possibility of Dubai being the hub for expansion of the confederation’s activities in the region.
The delegation, led by Dr. Giovanni Bozzetti, President – External Relations, Confindustria Cisambiente, and Nicola Lener, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE, met with Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, Omar Khan, Director, International Offices, and other senior officials of the Chamber, along with Dr. Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson, Emirates Environmental Group.
The meeting’s purpose was to introduce Confindustria Cisambiente and its companies to Dubai Chamber, understand Dubai’s targets in terms of ecology, sustainability, and circular economy, how Dubai companies are working to achieve these targets, and meet with representatives of the Emirates Environmental Group.
“The strong bilateral relationship that the UAE and Italy share and the importance of taking it to the next level by focusing on environmental services and circular economy, which aligns with Dubai’s vision of diversifying its economy and encouraging sustainable business practices. The companies are becoming aware of the benefits of a circular economy in terms of enhancing productivity, competitiveness, ethical practices, and business reputation while protecting the environment and reducing waste. We are ready to support the joint economic partnership between Italian companies specializing in sustainable solutions and companies based here. Through our flagship initiative, the Centre for Responsible Business, we have been helping companies adopt optimal environmental and sustainable practices.”
Dr. Bozzetti provided an overview of Confindustria Cisambiente and how it supports its member companies by providing a variety of services. He also expressed interest in assisting them in connecting with UAE companies to identify opportunities and share innovative waste management concepts.
He further discussed how they can collaborate with Dubai companies to promote sustainable practices, with a particular emphasis on resource waste during construction. “Italian companies have been participating in important events in the UAE such as the Water, Energy, and Environment Technology Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, as the UAE is considered one of the main global markets for innovative solutions in the field of environmental sciences, sustainable practices, and circular economy,” Dr. Bozzetti added.
The Confindustria Cisambiente brings together companies working in the field of environmental conservation. Since its inception in 2016, its 600 member companies have generated sales worth more than $29 billion and employ more than 40,000 people.