Premier investment forum highlights Sharjah’s investment potential and brings compelling facts, projections, and opinions to light
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, February 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The 12th edition of the World Forum for FDI came to a close, with Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) highlighting the vast investment potential of the emirate of Sharjah in the UAE. Held for the first time in the Middle East and hosted by Shurooq, the conference ran from the 8th to the 10th of February.
The Shurooq Chairperson underlined that Sharjah, which has the most diversified economy in the GCC, strives to keep and improve its competitive edge by investing in education, research and development, and innovation and by supporting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.
She also stated that FDIs face challenges and obstacles in many parts of the world but present unprecedented opportunities for economic development, prosperity and cross-cultural understanding and respect.
HE Marwan Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, said that the 12th edition of the World Forum for FDI offered three days of diverse discussions, fruitful meetings, networking opportunities, and cross-border communication between the East and West.
Al Sarkal stated that the conference was supported by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, whose vision has quickly established Sharjah as a world-class business destination and a sought-after location for foreign direct investments due to its integrated environment and well-developed industrial cities and free zones.
The theme of the forum Where East Meets West will also continue in Shurooq’s future plans and strategies. “We will continue to encourage FDI investments by adopting the best international standards in providing quality services that help attract them to Sharjah and will continue looking at mutually beneficial ventures and global partnerships as prime issues in a world that will always remain in need for multicultural communication, integration, and coherence.”
Organising the WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment in Sharjah in 2015 marks another prestigious milestone for the Emirate. In previous years the world’s leading FDI platform has been held in prime locations including Amsterdam, Brussels, London,
The 2015 World Forum for FDI was sponsored by Shurooq (Host Sponsor); the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority , Hamriyah Free Zone Authority , and the Department of Seaports and Customs - Government of Sharjah (Titanium Sponsors); the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry , the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority , Tilal Properties, and Gulftainer (Gold Sponsors); AIM the Annual Investment Meeting (Supporting Partner); Emirates Transport (Official Transport Sponsor); CNBC Arabia, (Official Business Broadcaster); Bloomberg Businessweek (Official Business Magazine); Sharjah Media Corporation , Emirates Neon Group (Outdoor Media Partner).