Chamber News
Posted On 10/1/2017
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and organized by the Abu Dhabi Chamber and DED-Abu Dhabi

More than 1,000 persons in Abu Dhabi confirmed their participation in the Forum

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the 2nd edition of Abu Dhabi Business Forum 2017 kicks off on Monday, 02 October 2017 at Jumairah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
Organized by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Department of Economic Development – 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 holding panel discussions with the private sector on the legislations of the business environment and activating the partnership policy with the private sector by establishing active communication channels would enhance such partnership and contribute, at the same time, to magnifying the position of the private sector and its role in realizing the objectives of Abu Dhabi strategic plan.
He pointed out that the DED-Abu Dhabi has prepared a report on the general challenges which economic facilities in Abu Dhabi face by depending on the outcomes and results of the workshops that were held after the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Business Forum last year and which will be presented to the participants of this year’s event.
His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al-Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said that the 2nd edition of the forum attracted, up until Sunday evening, a large number of companies operating in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, that the number of representatives of companies who confirmed their attendance exceeded 1,000 persons from public and private companies. “The forum will act as a podium to inform businessmen and investors in the emirate with the investment opportunities that are offered by public establishments and that would contribute to increasing the role of the private sector in the sustainable and comprehensive economic development process in the emirate,” he said.