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The second Africa Global Business Forum will take place in Dubai on 1st and 2nd October 2014

By APO (African Press Organization)

DUBAI, UAE, September 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- APO (African Press Organization) (www.apo-opa.com) has been invited as VIP Guest to attend the second Africa Global Business Forum (www.africaglobalbusinessforum.com), the region's leading international trade and investment Forum on Africa, to take place at the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on 1st and 2nd October 2014.

Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=782 (Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization)

Organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry with content developed by The Economist Events and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the forum will explore new business partnerships and opportunities arising between Africa and Dubai.

The 2nd Africa Global Business Forum 2014 is by invitation only and will assemble high-level decision makers on the global business scene, including African Heads of State, Ministers, prominent CEOs operating globally, heads of private banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms.

International speakers include: H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of Republic of Mozambique; H.E. Amama Mbabazi, Prime Minister of Uganda; Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank Group.

Emirati speakers include H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Airline and Group; H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director, Dubai Expo 2020; H.E. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy ,H.E. Mohammed I. Al Shaibani, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), H.E Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP and many more.

In its strategy of expanding into the African continent, Dubai has become a major trading partner for the region as the emirate's non-oil trade with the continent increased by 141%, up from AED 37.9 billion in 2008 to AED 91.3 billion ($25 billion) in 2013.

According to a Dubai Chamber statistics, African companies operating in Dubai have seen a percentage growth of 171% from the period from 2008 to mid-2014.

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