Dear Valued Member,
In this month’s issue, I am delighted to express our joy and gratitude to you as we have been awarded Global Free Zone of the Year by the Financial Times’ FDI Magazine for the fourth year running.
This award, along with four others across different categories, is not just for DMCC management but also for the DMCC business community, the community of which you are a part of. Whether you are a member, a partner or a consultant, it is your contribution that played a big role in this great achievement and accolade that further cements Dubai’s brand as a global business hub and as the preferred destination for setting up and doing business.
Business communities do not sustain without collaboration and partnerships. Aside from mergers and acquisitions, which we’ve seen more of this year both locally and globally, we see more businesses looking to collaborate and join forces to achieve common goals. At DMCC, we continue to grow our partnerships with private and public sector entities for the betterment of the community. From adding new services through our partnership with Emirates Post Group, to opening trade routes to Africa and China, to collaborating with local government entities to further increase flexibility and ease of doing business. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements later this year.
I encourage you to keep an open mind when it comes to collaboration, and to keep an eye on opportunities for meeting new people; such as attending the DMCC Knowledge Series and Networking Events held regularly at Almas Tower and other JLT venues. Moreover, there is a number of platforms that facilitate collaboration, bouncing off ideas and referral of new business, such as BNI, which has chapters and members within our DMCC business community.