GCC GR ForumJanuary 25–26, 2023
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GCC GR Forum is a hybrid (both offline and online) two-day conference taking place simultaneously in the UAE and Saudi Arabia for public affairs and government relations professionals from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. It includes a series of panel discussions, keynotes, presentations, and GR cases for advancing knowledge in regulatory, advocacy, and good governance standards. The main goal of the event is to boost participants’ skills, inspire them with new ideas, as well as provide them with a platform for networking and building new connections.


Agenda

Jan, 25 8:00 AM CET
Panel Discussion

How the Competition between Saudi Arabia and UAE strengthens the competitiveness of the GCC as a region

  • The effect of recent regulatory and fiscal policy changes on foreign businesses in the GCC region

  • Government digitalisation — an opportunity for regional and global tech companies

  • Non-fiscal incentives setting the pace for competition: citizenship, working week, company and labour laws, and more

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Jan, 25 11:00 AM CET

Public-private partnerships (PPP): win-win tools for expanding cost-effective growth

  • Investment optimisation and agility in service delivery

  • Human-centred approach toward enhanced PPP collaboration

  • Reaping benefits from PPPs through achieving sustainable development goals

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Jan, 25 1:00 PM CET

The role of business associations in advancing industry interests in the GCC

  • Protection, preservation and promotion of business by Chambers of Commerce

  • The role of bilateral business councils in accessing governments from both sides

  • Possibilities for individual advocacy within business associations and Chambers of Commerce

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Jan, 26 11:00 AM CET

The role of PR, marketing and local advisors in advancing foreign business interests with GCC governments

  • PR enhancing PA as a recipe for success in the GCC region

  • Value-driven proposals: how to win GCC consumers’ hearts?

  • Localizing foreign products to adapt to local markets via PR

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Jan, 26 1:00 PM CET
Panel Discussion

Women-centred initiatives as a business-winning tool

  • Women’s workforce as a driving factor for successful government negotiations

  • Merit-based project proposals — company as part of the community

  • NFTs and cryptocurrency for all women — PR campaign or PA initiative?

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“In full honesty, I really enjoyed the event and can only think of positive feedback regarding the organization and how things went. Organizing online events can be really risky — with many factors beyond your control — but you managed it all so flawlessly. Well done for putting this all together in such unprecedented times in Ukraine!”
Vladimir Beroun, Senior Public Policy Manager at Airbnb

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Piotr Czarnowski, President at FIRST Public Relations

“From the point of organization and coordination I can give my very high, perfect remarks. Congratulations! Very interesting program, panelists and speakers.”
Jordan Minov, CEO, APRA at APRA Porter Novelli Balkans Communication Group


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Organizations that attended our event

IBMUkraineInvestIMFMastercardAPRA Porter Novelli Balkans Communication GroupGlocal Group Consulting Investment & TradePoint Public AffairsMontenegrin Investment AgencyRed FlagCEC GroupMetLifeFTI ConsultingCFC Big IdeasGlovoFIRST Public RelationsairbnbGoogleInvestment and Development Agency of LatviaTo ATOMO LtdMicrosoft


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