ABOUT THE COUNCIL

WHO WE ARE

THE ITALIAN BUSINESS COUNCIL DUBAI & NORTHERN EMIRATES (IBCD) IS A NON-PROFIT PRIVATE ASSOCIATION COMPRISING OF COMPANIES AND BUSINESSMEN WITH ACTIVE BUSINESS RELATIONS IN ITALY AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

The IBCD is a business, cultural and social reference point of Italian style for the entire business community in the UAE

The IBCD is part of the 42 Business Councils established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to boost economic co-operation and enhance commerce between the business communities of Dubai, as well as the bilateral trade relations between countries.

The IBCD organizes monthly seminars, business networking events, conferences, luncheons and gala dinners, directly or in conjunction with local institutions and other Business Councils. 

IBCD acts as a pivotal hub for all local companies already in contact with the Italian or Italian related business world and for all those willing to trade with it.

MISSION

  • To support the development of commercial, economic and cultural relations between Italy and the UAE.
  • To exchange information between UAE and Italian companies.
  • To organize and support trading and cultural seminars and conferences.
  • To facilitate the mutual understanding of both peoples and cultures.
  • To promote the best image of Italian companies present in the UAE.
  • To favor bilateral relations between the Countries’ Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • To support the development of commercial, economic and cultural relations between Italy and the UAE.
  • To exchange information between UAE and Italian companies.
  • To organize and support trading and cultural seminars and conferences.
  • To facilitate the mutual understanding of both peoples and cultures.
  • To promote the best image of Italian companies present in the UAE.
  • To favor bilateral relations between the Countries’ Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

STRUCTURE OF THE COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Executive Board is responsible for managing all the activities of the IBCD, planning future policy, programmes, seminars, conferences, speakers, events and promotion of other matters of interest to the Business Council. The Executive Board is available as first point of contact for the members and anyone wishing to be in contact with the IBCD, whether this is to join as a member or discuss issues or projects of common interest.

 
THE PRESIDENT

The President is a senior committee member responsible for chairing all committee meetings and driving the committee to deliver the goals and objectives of the IBCD. The President shall exercise general supervision over the affairs of the IBCD and shall represent the IBCD in external relations, although such representation may be delegated to other members of the committee as he/she considers appropriate. The President shall preside over the IBCD finances and shall set standards and expectations for leadership and deliverables.

 
THE VICE PRESIDENTS

The Vice Presidents are senior committee member/s designated to provide support to the President to ensure that agreed deliverables and targets are met by the committee at an operational level. The Vice-Presidents shall provide advice and assistance in the management of committee functions, including the development of policies, determination of priorities and establishment of IBCD goals and objectives.

THE TREASURER

The Treasurer is a senior committee member responsible for the financial affairs of the IBCD, ensuring that the books of account are maintained to a professional standard and that sufficient funds are maintained to operate the Council. The Treasurer shall ensure in close cooperation with the President that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide the IBCD’s decision making and shall perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the President.

HONORARY MEMBERS
  • The Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Consul General of Italy In Dubai.
  • The Italian Trade Commissioner in Dubai (I.T.A.).
  • The Presidents of other Italian Business Councils present in the country that cooperate with the with IBCD.
  • Any other member so elected by the General Assembly IBCD.

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