Join our event, ‘Made For Trade Live’ in Miami in partnership with Versailles Ventures and AmCham Dubai to find out how to easily set up, run, and expand your business in Dubai with DMCC – the world’s #1 free zone.
A global hub for innovation, growth, and trade – Dubai’s attractive policies, proximity to surrounding markets, centralized time zone, lifestyle and business opportunities make it one of the world’s best destinations to do business. Ideally located in the heart of Dubai, DMCC’s award winning community offers businesses easy access to industry-specific ecosystems, world-class infrastructure, bespoke services and exclusive networking events to support your success.
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Ahmed Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC and has driven its growth from a start-up of 28 member companies in 2003 to the world’s leading free zone in 2022 with over 21,000 member companies from 180 countries, employing over 65,000 people.
Tasked with enhancing commodity trade flows through Dubai, DMCC has introduced to the market a number of value-added products and services under Mr Bin Sulayem’s leadership. In 2021, DMCC was named the ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ by The Financial Times fDi Magazine, for a record seven consecutive years.
Mr Bin Sulayem oversaw the exponential growth of the DMCC Free Zone master development in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), a 200-hectare business and residential community in Dubai of over 100,000 people living and working in 87 towers. Mr Bin Sulayem also oversees the development of DMCC’s latest real estate project; the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai district.
Mr Bin Sulayem currently serves as the Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) and the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX).
The Kimberley Process officially appointed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the first and only Arab country to Chair the Kimberley Process in November 2015. Shortly after, the UAE Ministry of Economy officially appointed Mr Bin Sulayem as the UAE’s Chair of the Kimberley Process for 2016.
President and CEO, ERI Global
Bobbie Celler is a dynamic, high-performance international attorney and global business leader with a proven ability to build top-flight teams for aggressive results.
Mr. Celler has broad industry experience with special expertise in business generation automation, manufacturing in China, and finding gaps in the marketplace to fill and create opportunities for global trade. He has consistently proven to inspire others and to produce exceptional results within a short period of time.
Bobbie has also created niche business markets in the legal and healthcare sector by incorporating technology, specialized knowledge of law, medical billing and complex insurance, and has recovered billions of dollars in benefits for his Clients and Partners. He was also the legal host of the Daily Buzz which was syndicated internationally on the CW Network, reaching approximately 175 markets and over 125M homes.
Mayor of Broward County, Florida, USA
In 2021, Michael Udine was sworn in as the Mayor of Broward County in addition to his duties as commissioner representing the Northwest Broward cities of Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Parkland, Sunrise and Tamarac. Michael Udine was elected to serve as the Broward County Commissioner for District 3 in November 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. From 2003-2016, he proudly served the City of Parkland, first as a City Commissioner and then Mayor.
As Mayor, he is focused on expanding opportunities for small businesses, attracting new industries to our community, and public safety to build a bright future for all residents of Broward County. In addition, Michael has been a partner for the past 25 years at the law firm of Udine & Udine, which maintains its office in District 3 in Northwest Broward. The firm focuses on real estate, insurance subrogation and banking law. Michael and his wife Stacey reside in Parkland, Florida. They have three children who all attended local public schools in District 3. His two sons, David and Matt, and daughter Lexi have all attended the University of Florida. Michael has dedicated himself to his family, professional, and elected life within his community.
CEO, Gazzara Global Group
Ana Gazzara is a Global Business Leader and a Rockstar in the Real Estate Industry; Member of the Honor Society, she graduated in Global Business from Havard Business School; she is the First Vice President of the Orlando Regional Realtors® Association, Ambassador to Brazil, Colombia & Chile for the National Association of Realtors, Past President of FIABCI Orlando and Past Chairman of the Global Real Estate Council at the Orlando Regional Real Estate Association.
Miss Gazzara also serves on various committees, such as the Governmental Affairs and Diversity Committee. She is also a Director on the Board of the Florida Realtor® and Orlando Regional Realtor Association; she was previously seated on the board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors®, the largest Association by Members numbers in the World with over 1.6 Million members.
Miss Gazzara's network includes High-Level Professional Leaders, Politics, and CEO's in the Global Arena.
Regional Representative - Americas & Oceania, DMCC
Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed is a Senior Manager of Corporate Sales at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise.
Joining DMCC in 2014, Mohammed is responsible for promoting the benefits of doing business in Dubai and establishing a presence in DMCC. Building strategic relationships is a key focus for Mohammed, and so too is engaging with local and international business communities at key industry events throughout the year.
With over 16 years of business development and corporate sales experience, Mohammed has worked alongside a number of senior figures in both the public and private sectors of the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the American University in Emirates.
Economic Development Specialist - International
Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development
Paola Isaac Baraya is the Economic Development Specialist-International Trade at the Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development. Ms. Isaac’s role involves educating Broward businesses on exporting and developing as well as implementing international trade policies and strategies to further the County’s position as a global center within the South Florida Region and within the United States. Ms. Isaac’s assists Broward County businesses to reach global markets through signature seminar series such as the Export Readiness Seminar, the 11 Steps to Exporting – A Roadmap to your Exporting Success, Doing Business with the World, Florida Export Opportunities in International Markets and one of the largest annual conference for international trade in the State of Florida called the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) that she has been organizing for 5 years attracting over 2,000 dignitaries including Former Heads of States from over 60 countries. Her role also involves organizing international trade missions, strengthening worldwide partnerships for the County and acting as protocol officer for international affairs for the Mayor as well as the County’s Board of Commissioners. In 2020, Ms. Isaac published “The Broward County Way – A Reference Guide to International Protocol for Broward County”.
In 2022, Ms. Isaac’s work at Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development was recognized through the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Program Excellence Award for the 11 Steps to Exporting – A Roadmap to Your Exporting Success! and the National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil Award for the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE). In 2021, she was recipient of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for The Broward County Way-A Reference Guide to International Protocol for Broward County. Her most prestigious recognition was the President’s E Award for Export Service, the highest honor by Executive Order of the President of the United States of America for contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports received in 2019. That same year, she also received the National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for the 11 Steps to Exporting. In 2015, Ms. Isaac was also recipient of the Distinguished Woman of Year Award presented by the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce and the International Promoter of the Year Award by the Global Trade Chamber. Lastly, in 2013, Ms. Isaac was recipient of the International Business Woman of Year Award in the Service Category presented to her by the Founder of Angie’s List at the Organization of Women in International Trade’s (OWIT) Annual Awards Luncheon.
In 2020, Ms. Isaac inaugurated virtually the World Trade Center Fort Lauderdale, which will be a landmark building in the heart of the City of Fort Lauderdale hosing country incubators and will represent a one-stop center for international trade for Broward County. Ms. Isaac’s vision is to further develop Broward County as Global Hub using a Triangle Strategy to attract businesses from all over the world to expand to Broward County and use this area as a strategic platform to export to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prior to working at the County, Ms. Isaac worked as International Business Manager for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the public/private official economic development organization for Broward County, where she attracted numerous companies from around the world to the County creating hundreds of high-paying jobs in target industry sectors and brought millions of dollars in capital investment.
Ms. Isaac was also Executive Office Director and Board Member of Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International where she was instrumental in maintaining the organization activities with its 18 sister cities around the world and assisted the organization to win two national awards with the Sister Cities Headquarters in Washington D.C.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Isaac holds a Bachelors Degree of Commerce from McGill University and a Masters of Science in Business Administration from the University of Montreal (HEC Montreal) where she published her thesis: “Effects of Mall Atmospherics on Perceptions, Emotions and Approach-avoidance Behaviors Moderated by a Shoppers' Typology in Different Shopping Mall Formats” and was awarded a Scholarship to participate in the Global Village for Future Leaders of Industry at the Lee Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. During her master’s degree, Ms. Isaac was featured on the cover on the Montreal Gazette for raising over $10,000 in funds for a local Meals-on-Wheels called Santropol Roulant.
Ms. Isaac is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and has some understanding of German and Portuguese.
In conclusion, Ms. Isaac’s greatest passion is to bring the world together by promoting bilateral international trade and investment which she believes will foster peace, friendship and harmony on this planet.
Global Business Leader and Future Ambassador of Honduras in Chile
Viany Dixon is a Global Business Leader and future ambassador of Honduras in Chile.Miss Dixon’s connection in the global business world include, fashion brands, real estate development, coffee producers in Central and South America, Celebrities, Sports Talent and other multi-national corporations.Viany attended Harvard Business School and has a global perspective of how and why businesses must look beyond their borders to substantially expand their global footprint.
CEO, ACT Productions
Born in New York City and educated at Hunter College and New York University, Mr. Orosz has been based in Miami Beach since the 1980’s. Mr. Orosz’s start in the Production Industry began owning a travel/
production company ACT Travel, which served Wall Street & Rock ’n Roll tours.
About ACT Productions
ACT Productions has more than 35 years of experience setting a recognized standard for producing unique
events and ensuring the client’s message is seen and enjoyed by all. Renowned for facilitating top of the line Event, Film, Video and Print work, our team turns ideas into realties. We’ve produced it all: beach sporting
events, city events and parades, halftime shows, global music festivals and gala celebrations.
Boards & Committees
Bruce Orosz is current Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Former Chairman of the Production Industry Council for Miami Beach.
Florida Motion Picture and Television Assn. sponsoring and promoting support for the entertainment industry statewide.
Executive Director - Commodities & Financial Services, DMCC
Sanjeev Dutta is the Executive Director of Commodities and Financial Services at DMCC. He oversees DMCC’s commodities vertical, and directs the development, implementation and regulation of the organisation’s financial products, platforms and services.
An expert on trade finance and commodity markets, Sanjeev is responsible for identifying new business opportunities for DMCC and nurturing existing commercial partnerships. He was instrumental in establishing the DMCC Tea Centre, DMCC Coffee Centre and the award-winning DMCC Tradeflow platform, and now tasked with enhancing the trade of agri and softs, precious metals and stones through Dubai.
Sanjeev is a senior member of DMCC’s executive leadership team and supports the general management, strategic direction and growth initiatives of the organisation. Sanjeev devised and implemented the organisation’s Code of Corporate Governance, and established its comprehensive risk management protocol.
Joining on its inception, Sanjeev has held a number of senior roles within DMCC and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DCGX). A distinguished speaker, Sanjeev regularly represents DMCC at international industry events and is an expert on trade, commodities and Islamic Finance.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Sanjeev has over two decades of multi-industry expertise in auditing, financial controls, consulting, risk management, corporate governance and general management with both PwC and KPMG.