Dubai – “ASWAQ”
The Dubai Association Centre (DAC), established in early 2014, recently organised an interactive seminar entitled Going Global: Creating a Common Language at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) head office.
DAC was established under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the DCCI, Dubai Business Events (DBE, part of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing) and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to offer assistance for the establishment of non-profit, apolitical and non-religious professional associations and trade bodies in Dubai, and also to develop their activities and membership in the emirate and beyond.
The seminar, held on the side-lines of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) delegation’s week-long study mission to Dubai, offered opportunities for local partnerships and collaborations with global associations so as to promote Dubai as a base to enter the region, as well as other major emerging markets.
It was attended by more than 50 delegates and representatives of business groups and councils operating under the umbrella of DCCI, including Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of DCCI, Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and Scott Wiley, Chairman of ASAE and head of the delegation.
The seminar focused on how the UAE is moving into a knowledge-based economy while highlighting the pivotal role of the Center and the facilities available to attract international associations to Dubai.
DCCI’s President and CEO, Hamad Buamim, said that this visit paves the way for a stronger partnership between DAC and global associations in the long run, while stressing on the benefits of operating in Dubai for global associations seeking expansion in the regional markets.
Buamim added, “Today’s seminar discussing UAE’s post-oil strategy and the Vision 2021 plan allows us to gain a stronger understanding of knowledge economies in light of the UAE’s adoption of the Emirates Science, Technology and Innovation Higher Policy with US$82 billion investments across 100 initiatives and national strategies covering legislation, investment, technology, education and finance.”