DUBAI, 23rd August, 2016 (WAM) – The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the Dubai government authority dedicated to enhancing Dubai’s position as a global gateway for commodity trade, has announced the second edition of the Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum (‘ADPMF’ or the ‘Forum’).

The forum, which will focus on the theme ‘Connecting Africa to the World,’ will be held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana, on 7th and 8th September, 2016.

ADPMF will seek to foster stronger relationships between government, miners and traders in the African continent and industry stakeholders in Dubai.

The two-day forum will examine how collaboration between Dubai and countries across the African continent can enable sustainable economic development for the gold mining industry. Senior representatives from West African governments, major corporations and civil society will also identify ways to promote responsible sourcing methods, while encouraging closer collaboration across the industry supply chain.

Franco Bosoni, Director, Commodity Services, DMCC, said, “Ghana is an important precious metal trading hub for ECOWAS and neighbouring countries, offering excellent services, along with specialised and in-depth regional expertise. Our aim at the forum, alongside our partners, is to align with representatives from government ministries and institutions from across the African continent and to strengthen connections to Dubai which enhances the access of regional miners to the global supply chain.”

The agenda will also focus on the value proposition that the DMCC and its Dubai partner’s offer, which can facilitate a responsible and efficient supply chain for miners to export their precious metals to global markets via Dubai. The ADPMF will also enable dialogue to enhance trade and investment flows between Africa and Dubai, along with one-on-one sessions with representatives from public and private sector organisations.

Since 2003, when the DMCC was established, Dubai has rapidly evolved into one of the world’s top bullion trading hubs. Through the Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum, the DMCC seeks to foster stronger relationships between market participants along the Africa-Dubai trade corridor, while highlighting how Dubai, as a global gateway for trade and enterprise, offers African countries excellent potential for economic development through commodities trading.