Chamber News
Posted On 10/1/2017
Abu Dhabi Chamber and the DED-Abu Dhabi are to organize the 2nd Edition of Abu Dhabi Business Forum on 2nd October 2017

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi are organizing the 2nd edition of Abu Dhabi Business Forum 2017 on Monday, 02 October 2017 at Jumairah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
A number of authorities and departments in Abu Dhabi will participate in the 2nd edition of the Forum including the Health Authority, Department of Education and Knowledge, Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Department of Culture and Tourism, ZonesCorp, and a large number of companies operating in different sectors in Abu Dhabi including construction, real-estate, private education, healthcare, tourism, industry and workers’ residential cities.
In its 2nd edition, the Abu Dhabi Business Forum 2017 aims at strengthening the strategic partnership between the public sector and the private one in Abu Dhabi as well as overcoming all the challenges of the private sector in the emirate. The forum also aims at raising awareness of increasing the contribution of this sector to the GDP and its role in realizing the sustainable economic and social economic development in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Khalifa Bin Salem Al-Mansouri, Acting Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, said that Abu Dhabi Plan focuses on building “an effective and active private sector” based on diversifying the economy that can incubate the national workforce and serve the objectives of sustainable development.
He pointed out that the DED is aware of organizing the Abu Dhabi Business Forum in cooperation and coordination with the Abu Dhabi Chamber in order to be an important stage to enhance the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors and to increase the contribution of the private sector to the GDP considering it the main engine for the wheel of economic development in the emirate.
Al-Mansouri pointed out that the 2nd edition of the forum which will be held under the title: “Partners in Achieving Sustainable Development” comes to reflect effectively the important role of the private sector in realizing the strategic goals of Abu Dhabi plan, specifically economic development led by the DED-Abu Dhabi and one of its key objectives is building an active private sector and providing pioneering investment opportunities.
His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al-Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said “The Abu Dhabi Chamber is pleased to organize the 2nd edition of the Abu Dhabi Business Forum in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, which aims at enhancing the partnership between the public and private sectors in the emirate and informing businessmen and investors with the investment opportunities that are offered by public entities and in a way that increases the role of the private sector in the sustainable and comprehensive economic development process in Abu Dhabi.”