08 Mar Dubai Chamber has Announced Establishing New Zealand Business CouncilEmail This Post
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recently announced forming of the New Zealand Business Council (NZBC) in Dubai for strengthening the relations between UAE and New Zealand and expanding their bilateral economic ties.
The New Zealand Business Council has become the 50th country-specific trade council to be formed in Dubai in the aegis of Dubai Chamber. About 100 New Zealand companies are members of this Council and they operate in an array of economic sectors like healthcare, trade, legal services, public relations, education, food and beverage, agriculture, aviation, hospitality and tourism.
This was announced during the inauguration ceremony held at Dubai Chamber’s head office and was attended by the Honorary Mr. Kevin Mckenna, who is New Zealand’s Consul General in Dubai & Trade Commissioner Gulf States; Mr. Clayton Kimpton, who is the Commissioner General for New Zealand Pavilion at Expo 2020; Mr. Hassan Al Hashemi, who is the Vice President of International Relations for Dubai Chamber; and several representatives from New Zealand companies established in Dubai.
Non-oil business between Dubai and New Zealand has been expanding in recent years and has reached AED 2 billion in 2018, and this was enhanced by the growing export of food products from New Zealand into the Emirate. The UAE ranks as one of New Zealand’s biggest trading partners, and this new council will augment bilateral cooperation especially in new economic areas, and both these business communities will reap benefits from New Zealand’s involvement in Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Mr. Al Hashemi talked about the importance of trade groups and councils in assisting Dubai’s economic development and competitive edge by offering their capabilities, expertise, and resources and valuable ideas on business and business setup in Dubai.
Dubai Chamber is a facilitator for trade groups and all the councils in Dubai and it aims to advance business between the trade communities of Dubai and improve ties between Dubai and several other countries globally.