GBE Connect, the founder of Tech Week Humber, has agreed a partnership with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.
It is hoped the deal will allow businesses from around Humberside to expand into the Dubai market and create collaboration opportunities.
The DMCC was founded in 2002 by the Government of Dubai to provide a market and the financial infrastructure to allow commodities to be traded in the country. It is also the biggest free trade zone in the UAE.
Antonio Tombanane, director at GBE Connect, said: “We are delighted to become official partners of DMCC. To be the first company in the North of England makes it that extra bit special.
“We can’t wait to start working with them and exploring the possibilities for collaboration in the Humber region.”
Tech Week Humber will take place next month, beginning on November 9th. The DMCC will promote the event as its strategic partner.
James Bernard, the DMCC’s regional representative for Europe, said: “Home to over 18,000 companies, DMCC is the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority for commodities trade and enterprise.
“Located in the heart of Dubai, DMCC attracts innovators from across the globe and provides them with supportive ecosystems to scale and grow their business.
“Partnering with Tech Week is a great chance to tell the story of Dubai in the UK and highlight the commercial opportunity that exists in Dubai. We look forward to the event with great promise.”