The Dubai Chamber of Commerce has officially launched an online business community to promote the Emirate as an attractive business destination, and enhance its global links.
The International Business Network (IBN) will provide a platform for global businesses to explore and understand the Dubai market. The community will offer global members with several benefits that are currently only available to Dubai Chamber members. These benefits include advice to setup a business, business matching opportunities with potential local partners, contract drafting services for new businesses, use of the chamber’s business lounges and meeting facilities, and discounted rates for networking events and business conferences.
Hamad Buamim; “Now, through this online network we can showcase what Dubai has to offer to global investors as by becoming a member and through the payment of a nominal annual fee they can download all the relevant information and studies related to the investment environment of the emirate and can also obtain important details about the ease of doing business here”. — Hamad Buamim, Director General of IBN
By undertaking this initiative, the Dubai Chamber has become the first chamber of commerce in Middle East to offer an online network. It is a unique and innovative product that helps the members to tap attractive business opportunities and expand their footprint in the UAE.
The online community is expected to become central to the Dubai Chamber’s new business strategy of gaining more global members by luring investors to Dubai.
With over 7000 firms joining the Chamber in first half of 2013, it is playing a pivotal role in attracting foreign investment to the Emirate.
The Dubai Chamber is also committed to achieving aggressive targets set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum under the Vision 2020. The ambitious drive of UAE government aims to achieve economic diversification and promote the image of UAE as an investment-friendly country.
Information below is provided by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce website:
International Business Network
Dubai is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is a strategic and dynamic hub for global commerce with unparalleled infrastructure, low operational costs and an international outlook that makes it an attractive investment destination.
The city is the ideal gateway between East and West and the preferred hub for the Middle East’s imports and exports market – one of the most profitable in the world. The city’s centralized location gives easy access to over 2 billion people living in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Dubai’s phenomenal progress continuously makes global headlines.
The 2013 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index ranks the UAE among the top 15 countries to invest in.
If you are looking to invest in this flourishing city, our International Business Network is here to help you do it. The Network will give you everything you need to set-up in Dubai, with services that include:
- Step-by-step guides on how to start a business
- Access to reliable research, including quarterly business outlook updates
- Use of our business lounges and meeting facilities at same rates as the Chamber’s members
- Discounted rates for networking events and business conferences
- Access to our Credit Rating Services
- Contract drafting services for new businesses
- Matching business opportunities with potential local partners
All this and more will be at your fingertips for as little as $100/year.