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Cass Dubai hosts South African business delegation

Dubai centre helps showcase Gulf business strengths

Cass Business School in Dubai hosted 46 senior South African executives in association with Wits Business School for their 'International Executive Development Programme'.

Held at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in the heart of the business district, the event aimed to spread awareness of the city as a growing economy and hub of international financial activity.

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director & Head of Dubai Centre Cass Business School, City University London, said: "We were delighted to host the South African delegation as part of Wits Business School's International Executive Development Programme.

"Our base, situated in the DIFC, is the perfect location to hold an event which highlights Dubai's strengths as well as the challenges it has overcome to become one of the most influential cities in the world."


Conrad Viedge, International Executive Development Programme Director at Wits Business School, said: "The presentations gave a deep insight into Dubai and rest of the UAE, and this was a real eye opener for South Africans. They highlighted the rapid growth of Dubai through the business orientation of the government which creates a virtuous circle for the economy."

The day got under way with a presentation from Mr Kailash Nagdev, Former Director of Falcon and Associates who praised Dubai's current economic outlook and its plans for future development. 

Workshop sessions were then taken by leading UAE businessmen including Mr Rehan Pathan, Managing Director of Takseem, Mr Inam Saleem, Managing Director and founder of 800 Inc., Dina Haddad, Manager of Business Entities, DIFCA, Jahanara Sajjad Ahmad, from Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance and the Head of MENA Research of Emirates NBD, Khatija Haque.

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