Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the launch of the Dubai Chamber Interview Series, a virtual event series featuring live-one-on-one interviews with prominent local and international business figures from a wide range of industries.

The first event was headlined by H.E. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and attended by 600 participants from 60 countries, including H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber, Dubai Chamber members, local and regional business leaders and industry stakeholders.

During the event, H.E. Al Marri shared insights on key developments reshaping Dubai’s tourism sector as the city resumes business events. He pointed to Dubai’s proven track record in reacting quickly to market changes, and praised the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minster and Ruler of Dubai, which has enabled the emirate’s public and private sectors to respond effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Dubai tourism sector has an infrastructure today that is second to none and our pro-activeness and well recognised cross functional deliverance of managing the pandemic within our borders, allowed us to be able to receive international travellers earlier, all with stringent safety protocols in place. This has put us in a first mover position to reopen to global markets as and when they reciprocally open, allowing the city to be ahead of the curve in gaining access to the international market,” said H.E. Al Marri.

Dubai is utilising innovative technologies designed to enhance the visitor reach and experience across various touchpoints in the city, H.E. Al Marri explained. The personalisation and data driven approach is allowing the emirate to continue to open up more markets and segments and grow existing ones, which he says should put it on a growth trajectory as a top five global tourism hub for both business and leisure.

For this part, H.E. Buamim, said the Dubai Chamber Interview Series is the latest initiative launched by the Chamber to help companies navigate a new business landscape reshaped by Covid-19, and help them stay informed of important economic developments and ensure business continuity.

H.E. Buamim noted that the series launch comes at a time when business in Dubai gets back on track as various segments of the economy reopen, while a return of confidence and consumer demand signals a brighter outlook for the months ahead.

“As Dubai gradually re-opens various economic sectors, businesses must do their part to ensure full compliance with the latest health and safety measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 and work with the public sector to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery,” H.E. Buamim added.

Source: Dubai Chamber