5th Global Gold Convention helps UAE emerge as Global Hub for Sustainable Gold and Bullion Market

HE Humaid Ben Salem, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICC UAE) and Secretary General, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UAE Chambers), inaugurates IBMC’s Global Gold Convention 2023 at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, on December 12, 2023. Also seen are (right) Mr. Sajith Kumar P.K., Group CEO & MD, IBMC International Group, Mr. Anoop P.S., Group CBO & ED, IBMC International Group, and Mr. Venu V.K., Director, IBMC Trade-Flow Ventures.

World’s largest hybrid gold meet at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa attracts 100 plus countries participation.

IBMC International showcased its unique “Industries Integrated International Trade Flow System” for Global Gold Industry Projects and Trades.



The UAE has emerged as the global hub for sustainable gold and bullion markets, with the 5th Global Gold Convention bringing the global gold industry on a single platform for collaborations, investments, joint ventures, and a novel integrated trade flow system with global best practices.


The 5th edition of the Global Gold Convention 2023, the world’s largest hybrid gold conference, was held in Dubai at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, on December 12, 2023, with the theme “UAE, The Global Hub for Sustainable Gold and Bullion Markets’.

The UNDRR (UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) was the Sustainability Partner for the convention.

The Convention, designed as the world’s largest hybrid conference, saw participation by more than 100 countries, ministers, diplomats, regulators, industry leaders, mines, refineries, jewellers, traders, import-export companies, banking, insurance, and logistics companies from across the world, paving the way for collaboration, business promotion, expansion, and diversification.

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More than 200 trade delegates and visitors participated physically apart from virtual participation from 100+ countries, in the most sought-after exclusive Global Gold Conference from the region.

Global Gold Convention was organised by IBMC International, UAE-based Economic, Industry & Corporate Advisors and eMarketplace Service Providers which is connected with 100+ countries and integrated with 30+ Sectors.

HE Humaid Ben Salem with Mr. Sajith Kumar P.K., Group CEO and Managing Director, IBMC International Group.

The event was inaugurated by HE Humaid Ben Salem, Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICC UAE) and Secretary General, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UAE Chambers).

The Convention was held against the backdrop of high volatility in global gold prices and the UAE becoming the most attractive and most preferred global gold trade hub.


The theme Sustainability has been chosen in line with the UAE hosting the COP28 Conference on Sustainability,” said Mr. Sajith Kumar P.K., Group CEO and Managing Director, IBMC International Group.

In his address, Mr. Sajith Kumar said the “UAE is emerging as the Global Hub for Sustainable Gold and Bullion Markets and IBMC’s “Industries Integrated International Trade Flow System” is set to support the entire Gold Industry stake holders from Gold Mining, Exports, Imports, Refineries, Gold Retail Markets, Jewellery Manufacturing Units and Re-exports”.

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Mr. Jeffrey Rhodes

Mr. Jeffrey Rhodes, industry expert and Founder & Managing Consultants, Rhodes Precious Metals Consultancy DMCC, who delivered the special industry address on Cop28UAE, said : “The Global Gold Convention 2023 was an excellent event that gave participants the opportunity to express a wide range of views and opinions about the bullion market, including the impact of COP28 on the global gold industry. This included the efforts being made by many companies, including Gold Clean Processing Initiatives to turn the ecological tide and help push the artisanal and small scale gold sector in the right carbon neutral direction with new technology to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals such as mercury in the gold recovery process, while dramatically improving gold yields.”


The Convention offered the participants a comprehensive platform to showcase the entire gamut of gold trade and business and explore potential investment and partnership opportunities through networking, interactive sessions and industry-focused panel discussions.

The high-profile Diplomatic Conclave proved a major draw and beneficial to the participants, with the diplomats presenting the opportunities in the mining, refining, trading, and jewellery manufacturing sectors in their respective countries.

Mr. Anoop P. S., Group CBO and ED, delivered the welcome speech. Mr. Venu V. K., Director, IBMC Trade Flow Ventures, and Ms. Monika Agarwal, Partner of IBMC International, were also present at the convention.

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The highlight of this year’s Convention was the recently launched, and first of its kind from the UAE, Industries Integrated International Trade Flow System (IBMC Trade-Flow System) by IBMC International which extended its corporate listing due diligence to all the participating companies in the Convention. Each participant company qualified for corporate listing to get international reach as the first step of due diligence activities out of the five steps in the IBMC Trade-Flow System.  Corporate Listing will help each company attract investment partners, technology partners, and trade partners for expanding their projects and trades to 100+ countries that are connected to the IBMC Trade-Flow System.

Dr. Issac John Pattaniparampil, Managing Editor of Khaleej Times.

UAE-based IBMC International Group is a leading Economic, Industry & Corporate Advisory and eMarketplace Service Provider (IBMC Trade-Flow System) which is connected to 100+ countries and integrated with 30+ sectors. It is an internationally recognized private institution pioneering in professional areas of industry innovations, business, and joint venture strategies.

IBMC International is the recipient of the region’s highest recognitions, such as the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in the Professional Sector, instituted by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Label Award from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a United Nations (UN)-shortlisted company for Sustainable Development Goals.