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The theme of the 2023 Dubai Business Forum is ‘Shifting Economic Power: Dubai and the Future of Global Trade’.

The Dubai Business Forum, powered by Dubai Chambers, provides a must-attend platform for global corporations and fast-growth businesses to forge partnerships, cultivate international networks and unlock new opportunities.          

Against this dynamic backdrop, the forum serves as the catalyst for change, where visionary leaders come together to redefine the rules of success. Immerse yourself in riveting discussions and gain profound insights from global CEOs, heads of state and major investors across industries.

Programme Verticals


Fueled by fast-paced changes in technology and the increased mobility of goods, services, capital and labor, over the past decades, globalization has greatly changed economies, societies and the natural environment and has made our world more interconnected than ever before. Foreign Direct Investment:  

Global foreign direct investment is shifting, heavily impacted and shaped by geopolitical disruptions such as the war in Ukraine, high food and energy prices and debt pressures. Industry trends underline key challenges for international businesses and cross border investments that require combined global efforts especially for developing countries. Key emerging markets will play a vital role in driving investments in priority sectors. 

Digital Transformation:  

More than 75 bn internet-connected devices are expected by 2025, up from 30 bn today. The accelerated growth in the integration of digital technology in all areas of business will improve productivity and economic growth. The digital transformation will ultimately automate processes, reduce waste, and optimize supply chain management. 

Emerging Markets: 

Emerging markets today are predicted to represent 6 out of the 7 largest economies by 2050. As existing and new emerging markets enhance their local capabilities, they will become an integral part of the global economy.  

The event is organised by Dubai Chambers, please click here to find out more about us.

31st October:

⦿ 10:00am – 8:00pm – Early registration open
⦿ 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Cocktail reception

1st November:

⦿ 7:30am – 4:00pm

2nd November:

⦿ 8:00am – 4:00pm

The official Dubai Business Forum evening drinks reception will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 31st October on the water terrace of the Madinat Jumeirah.

All guests are expected to present an Emirates ID (if residing in the UAE), a passport or official photo ID (including driving license) at the registration desk, along with the QR code received in the registration confirmation email. ID must be carried at all times.

The dress code for Dubai Business Forum is business attire.

Venue and accommodation

Dubai Business Forum will be held at Madinat Jumeirah.

Madinat Jumeirah is located 25 minutes away from Dubai International Airport in an area of Dubai called Al Sufouh, with the full address as 6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai. It is conveniently located for access to all major areas. Directions to Madinat Jumeirah

Parking arrangements have been made at the nearby Dubai Police Academy Car Park, with a regular shuttle bus service to Madinat Jumeirah. Shuttle bus timings will begin on the event days 1st & 2nd November from 7:00am till 7:00pm. Directions to parking

Should you require accommodation during your stay in Dubai, we have secured exclusive rates for confirmed DBF attendees with carefully selected hotels available on our venue page.

Accessible entrances are available at the venue with the designated amenities. If you wish to discuss your personal requirements or concerns, please contact our team at


Registration for the Dubai Business Forum has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who has successfully registered. We look forward to welcoming our guests to this year’s most exciting business event on 1-2 November at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Dubai Business Forum is by invitation only and there is no registration fee.

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