Seminar highlights DBI services for GPP officers

DUBAI — The Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders, in collaboration with Tejari, organised a seminar on Dun & Bradstreet International (DBI) — the world's leading provider of global business information.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 25 Jun 2005, 10:25 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:45 PM

The seminar took place at Emirates Towers Hotel and attended by a number of Government Procurement Programme (GPP) officers. It highlighted the services and facilities provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

Al Shafar, Government Procurement Programme Officer, said, "The Establishment is always keen on supporting programmes that aim at helping young nationals start up their business. Dun & Bradstreet is a leading provider of global business information since 1841 and has the largest commercial database of 80 million covering over 200 countries."

He also said that the seminar was organised in order to foster communication between GPP departments' heads and world experts in performance measurement as well as to shed light on the importance of transparency and credibility in the work place.

The seminar also helped address GPP officers' questions and suggestions by Dun & Bradstreet representatives and fine-tuned the programme to make best use of its benefits."

Abdulla Salman, Marketing Manager, Tejari, said: "We are happy to join hands with well-reputed organisations such as Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders and other government departments in Dubai that use the 'Tejari' system for their procurements. It is rather important that small and medium establishments learn more about these government departments and their nature of work."

Satish Mehta, President, Financial Infrastructure & Credit Bureaus, Dun & Bradstreet, talked about the world recognised standard in customer profiling, neutral assessment of credit worthiness and business risk of SME, the importance of improving decision-making, providing quick and direct access to objective and transparent information about SMEs, and supporting the achievement of the 5 per cent GPP target.

In addition, Satish addressed the importance of promoting competition, enhancing data collection, sharing communication and identifying fraud. He also highlighted issues related to enhancing credibility, ways to open gateways to worldwide procurement entities as well as opportunities to cross-sell.

Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders pays special attention to the Government Procurement Programme. It organises a series of seminars and workshops to familiarise its members with the Programme's objectives.

The Establishment also provides training sessions for its members on topics such as enhancing communication skills with government and semi-government institutions, evaluating communication results and coordination skills.

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