Former UK PM to appear at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards
Tony Blair will be visiting Dubai to give an exclusive talk on global affairs.
The former UK Prime Minister has been named as guest of honour at this year’s Arabian Business Achievement Awards.
Taking place on Monday November 11, Blair will give a 30-minute keynote speech on global and economic affairs to more than 600 of the region’s biggest business leaders assembled at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.
While in Dubai the former Prime Minister will also debate with BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil onstage at the 9th Arabian Business Economic Forum, taking place the following morning.
Mr Blair served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from May 1997 to June 2007, and was the Labour Party's longest-serving leader of the country.
Since retiring from politics Blair has continued an active public life, including his current role as Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. The 60-year-old has also represented the United States of America, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union.
For over a decade the Arabian Business Achievement Awards have been a fixture in the regional business calendar, and has been attended by the likes of HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, HRH King Mohammed VI of Morocco and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai.