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FBC for support to country’s pavilion

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Geoffroy Bunetel, President of the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates, speaks during the event.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

In the presence of Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates, the French Minister of Transport, Elisabeth Borne, and Ludovic Pouille, French Ambassador to the UAE, the annual gala dinner of the French Business Council (FBC) in Dubai & Northern Emirates, held on Thursday at Dubai Opera, celebrated United Arab Emirates and France common vision of building knowledge-based economy that harness innovation and improve the lives of their citizens.

This year’s Gala dinner was attended by more than a thousand guests, including local officials such as Najeeb Mohamed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Bureau Expo 2020, Majid Saif Al-Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and President of the Dubai Chamber and of the World Chambers Federation, as well as Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman of RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other local and French senior representatives.

The celebration of the Gala dinner was held under the theme of ‘Lights, Enlightenment’, inspired by the French Pavilion named “Lumière, Lumières” and representing France at the 2020 World Expo. It aims to shed light on ‘fast-track transfer’ and embodies the ‘Lights’ concept.

The evening started with a MoU signed between the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates and Cofrex (Compagnie Française des Expositions – in charge of the French Pavilion at Expo 2020) in the presence of Elisabeth Borne, French Minister of Transport. This partnership agreement aims to develop synergies between the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates and COFREX/France Pavilion.