Tech Week Humber announces partnership with Dubai trade body

27th Oct

Antonio Tombanane – director of GBE Connect, said: “We are delighted to become official partners of DMCC. To be the first company in the North of England makes it that extra bit special. We can’t wait to start working with them and exploring the possibilities for collaboration in the Humber region.”
DMCC was established in 2002 by the government of Dubai to provide the physical market and financial infrastructure required to establish a hub for global commodities trade. Earlier this year the DMCC was awarded Global Free Zone by the Financial Times fDi magazine for the sixth consecutive year.
James Bernard, regional representative – Europe at the DMCC, said: “Home to over 18,000 companies, DMCC is the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority for commodities trade and enterprise. Located in the heart of Dubai, DMCC attracts innovators from across the globe and provides them with supportive ecosystems to scale and grow their business. Partnering with TechWeek is a great chance to tell the story of Dubai in the UK and highlight the commercial opportunity that exists in Dubai. We look forward to the event with great promise.”
As the world’s fasted-growing Free Zone, the DMCC is a leading centre for trading international commodities. They are a home for multinationals and start-ups alike connecting more than 17,500 businesses. GBE Connect believes that there is a strong link between itself and DMCC as they both strive to drive digital innovation.
So what does this partnership mean to Humber businesses in tech and other industries? With GBE Connect as a key partner of DMCC, businesses in the region will have access to the UAE market where the demand for British products and tech has never been higher. This partnership will also present opportunities for collaboration with other Dubai businesses.
Both parties are due to work together for the first time in November as they unite for Tech Week Humber. DMCC has backed the event as strategic partner and will be promoting the week as well as hosting its own round-table event. Mr Bernard will also be taking to the virtual stage to discuss the links between tech and the UAE and the opportunities it holds for UK tech businesses.

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