Dubai Design and Fashion Council Announces Strategic Partnership with Chalhoub Group

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Partnership is aimed at developing creative talent, promoting knowledge sharing and enhancing business management skills amongst the design community

Aligned with its mandate to develop local and regional talent, the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) has formed a strategic partnership with Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. As part of the collaboration, the Chalhoub Group will offer its expertise to designers in a wide array of topics that will equip them with the necessary business acumen to become competitive on both a national and global scale.

DDFC offers a broad range of initiatives under its talent development programme including the Urban Majlis discussion forum, seminars and workshops, in addition to mentorship for local and regional designers. The Chalhoub Group will support these initiatives by hosting workshops to enable young entrepreneurs to understand and tackle common business challenges and promote knowledge sharing amongst industry experts and designers, allowing talent to benefit from Chalhoub Group’s incredible expertise gathered over 60 years of operations in the region.

Commenting on the partnership, Nez Gebreel, CEO of DDFC, said, “Supporting and incubating creative talent are some of the most fundamental elements of DDFC’s mandate. Working with key stakeholders and industry leaders such the Chalhoub Group is essential as it helps us create new avenues for nurturing and showcasing talent and accelerating the growth of the design industry in Dubai. This partnership is truly a milestone in our journey and we look forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration”.

Patrick Chalhoub, Co-CEO of the Chalhoub Group also commented, “In line with the Chalhoub Group’s commitment to education and entrepreneurship, the Group is glad to support the Dubai Design and Fashion Council. We believe in the growing talents of the region and we are proud to be part of this initiative, where we can share our intimate knowledge of the retail industry and support these young entrepreneurs to build and develop their businesses.”