H.E. Hamad Buamim

President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, UAE

Holding his current position since 2006, Hamad Buamim is the President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is also the Chairman of the Paris-based World Chambers Federation – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Buamim serves as a Board Member of Dubai World, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and acts as Chairman of National General Insurance PJSC.

Previously, Buamim served as Chairman of Emirates Financial Services, Emirates NBD Capital and Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance as well as a Board Member of the UAE Central Bank, Emirates NBD and Network International.

Educated in the USA, Buamim holds MBA with honor in Finance from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science with Magna Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.


Monday, 9th December, 2019

09:00  -  09:25
Opening Session

A Conversation with the Dubai Association Centre Founders

In this lively discussion, we will hear directly from the two DAC founders on their perception of the bigger role that associations play in global society and how to position the association sector as a key driver of positive change. They will set the scene for a day and a half of intense exploration of core association strategies around societal impact, as well as how to position the association sector as a key driver of positive change. Key areas to be addressed also cover the following:

  • Where is Dubai Association Centre today?
  • What are the legacies of the Dubai Association Conference 2017?
  • How the association scene in Dubai has evolved since then?