Dubai Chamber launches new business group to support events sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai Chamber of Commerce, one of three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, has launched a new Events Business Group to connect the emirate’s companies and entities operating within the events sector to promote dialogue, and policy change.

Further, it cements the emirate’s position as a world-leading events destination, as per the statement.

This move is in line with the Chamber’s plans to increase the number of business groups that represent economic sectors and activities in the Emirate of Dubai, and ultimately, to ensure all industries and economic activities are represented to boost their competitiveness and drive Dubai’s sustainable development.

Maha AlGargawi_Dubai Chamber
Maha AlGargawi
Executive Director
Business Advocacy
Dubai Chambers

“We are delighted to launch the Events Business Group which is further recognition of the importance of this industry to Dubai’s economy. Dubai Expo 2020 and various other global events hosted in the emirate have positioned Dubai as global events destination that is strategically located to offer businesses the global connectivity they need along with a world-class infrastructure and touristic attractions. The new group will be instrumental in supporting UAE events, allowing the sector’s companies to thrive and drive Dubai’s economic agenda. This is in line with our agenda to expand business groups as they play an important role in promoting and supporting economic growth in Dubai; they are a key component of our business community and contribute to advancing commercial and investment activity in the emirate.”

The Events Business Group aims to promote the development of UAE-based companies operating in the events industry to raise the profile of group members in the international business community and leverage the UAE’s position as a world-leading events hub.

Commenting on the establishment of the new business group, Mr. Paul Berger, CEO of Arena Event Services Group and one of the founding members of the new business group, said that, “The representation of the events sector within Dubai Chamber of Commerce is an important step in providing a forum which facilitates mutual dialogue between government entities and group members on policy matters of importance to this industry, and to domestic and international trade and investment.”

The establishment of new business groups is part of the chamber’s plan to develop the private sector’s contribution to sustainable development and boost the business community’s competitiveness, as per the statement.

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