The purpose of the Network is to create a platform from which business associations from the region can discuss the challenges for businesses and identify shared solutions and policy recommendations. A specific emphasis is on improving access to the EU market for businesses in the region.
The Network will contribute to the creation of a more enabling environment for the private sector in the region for the benefit of growth and development in general.
The participating BMOs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work strategically together, promoting relevant policy issues within and between their respective countries and internationally.
Each year the Network gathers at two-three Working Group Meetings as well as the Annual Meeting in December.
In 2013 the first two Working Group Meetings are to take place in Qatar and Jordan.