Thursday, March 10, 2011

Challenges Facing Relations Between GCC and India and China Examined at Dubai School of Government Forum

Panel Discussion Held in Conjunction with Public Policy Consultants APCO Worldwide

Dubai-UAE: 09 March, 2011 –The Dubai School of Government (DSG), a leading research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world, has hosted a panel discussion highlighting the changing dynamics driving business and political relations between the GCC and India and China.

Titled ‘Building Bridges through Business: China, India and the GCC’, the event was held in collaboration with APCO Worldwide, an award-winning, independently owned, global communications consultancy. Panelists included Margery Kraus, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, APCO Worldwide, Lalit Mansingh, former Foreign Secretary of India, and James McGregor, journalist, author and China specialist. Tariq Lootah, Executive President of Dubai School of Government, moderated the interactive discussion.

The panelists examined the untapped resources available to help GCC-based businesses expand into the Chinese and Indian markets. They also highlighted common misconceptions and the least understood aspects about doing business in the GCC, China and India, as well as the social and cultural initiatives that can effectively prepare public audiences for increased interaction.

Established in 2005 in cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, the Dubai School of Government is committed to the creation of knowledge, and dissemination of global best practices in the Arab world. The school conducts various programmes that seek to enhance the region's capacity for effective public policy.

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