The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre takes its international trade roadshow to Johannesburg in March 2020

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre takes its international trade roadshow to Johannesburg in March 2020
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre takes its international trade roadshow to Johannesburg in March 2020

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, will be taking its international roadshow Made For Trade Live  to Johannesburg for the very first time on 18 March, 2020.

The half day program will feature a series of speakers and panel discussions that will highlight the advantages of doing and expanding business in Dubai through DMCC. Made for Trade Live Johannesburg is supported by the UAE government and H.E. Mahash Saeed Salem Mahash Alhameli, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, will deliver a special note focusing on the relations between South Africa and the U.A.E.

Since its inception, DMCC has attracted over 3,000 businesses from 17 cities around the globe to its series of international roadshows. The outreach programme brings together business leaders and organisations looking to expand their home base and offers them insights into the commercial appeal of Dubai and the opportunities the city offers for growth in the region and beyond.

With around 50 direct flights a week between the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, connectivity is already strong between the two countries, and so too is the trade relationship. For instance, the UAE accounts for 50 per cent of total non-oil trade between Arab countries and South Africa. Copper wire, sugar, gold, raw aluminium and copper products dominate UAE non-oil exports to South Africa, while diamonds, gold, citrus, coal and fruit dominate imports,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC*.

“Home to over 17,000 ambitious companies, DMCC sits at the heart of Dubai and connects its members to the fastest-growing markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the important cornerstone markets of the West. We look forward to the event in Johannesburg, and briefing delegates on how DMCC can help grow their enterprise through our global connections, robust infrastructure and state-of-the-art services,” he adds.

DMCC’s strategic geographical location provides businesses with the opportunity to access and expand into the global marketplace while retaining 100% ownership of their companies. DMCC also offers unique facilities and services such as the Dubai Diamond Exchange, the world’s largest diamond trading floor; the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, the leading derivatives exchange in the Middle East; the DMCC Tea and Coffee Centres and DMCC Tradeflow, a dedicated online platform for registering possession and ownership of commodities stored in UAE-based storage facilities.

Established in 2002, DMCC is one of the world’s most interconnected business districts mandated to attract, enable and promote trade through Dubai. Home to over 17,000 companies and a community of 100,000 people, DMCC offers world-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities alongside a wide range of products and services that create an ecosystem for businesses and individuals to succeed.  DMCC is the world’s most interconnected Free Zone and has been named “Global Free Zone of the Year” by the Financial Times’ fDi magazine for five consecutive years.

DMCC member companies come from various industry sectors and include globally renowned corporations including Alcatel Lucent Middle East and North Africa, American Express, Colgate-Palmolive, Dyson, LVMH, Nutricia Danone, Rio Tinto – Dimexon and TAG Worldwide.

Registration is free and includes lunch and networking opportunities.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | 8AM – 1PM

The Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg


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