Visitors have a closer look at the products during Shenzhen Product Show.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Scores of technology firms have showcased a wide range of products at the 3-day Shenzhen Products Show at Dubai Chambers headquarter.
In the presence of high-level dignitaries and guests from Shenzhen, China and Dubai, the Shenzhen Products Show was successfully inaugurated in Dubai to a large audience of enthusiastic buyers across the UAE.
The hybrid event held at Dubai Chambers in Dubai was attended by government officials and entrepreneurs from Dubai and Shenzhen, China. Over 300 public and private sector stakeholders witnessed the launching ceremony which was streamed live in both countries.
The show is being co-organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) aimed to build new bridges between public and private sector stakeholders between the two nations. Over 60 Shenzhen-based companies specialising in life and health, consumer electronics and intelligent security are showcasing more than 350 high-tech products and technologies.
Addressing the participants in a special video message, Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of UAE to China, Embassy of UAE in Beijing, spoke about the close business and cultural ties shared by the UAE and China and highlighted the significance of Expo 2020 Dubai and Shenzhen Products Show as a key factor and catalyst that will further strengthen the countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.
Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council, also elaborated on UAE-China economic ties and noted that trade between the two countries reached $49 billion in 2020, while the value of Dubai-Shenzhen trade reached over $1 billion, adding that he expects bilateral trade to grow in the coming years following announcements by Shenzhen companies last year to establish operations in the Dubai market.
Shen Feng Zhang, Chief Representative of Chinese Government to EXPO 2020, and Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, described Shenzhen and Dubai as “friendship cities” and noted that the Chinese city was leveraging Shenzhen Day as a platform to hold a series of economic, trade and cultural exchange activities.
For his part, Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chambers, said the strong participation in Shenzhen Day is a positive indicator of the growing interest on the part of government entities and businesses from Dubai and Shenzhen that are keen on exploring new avenues of economic cooperation.
“As innovation leaders, Dubai and Shenzhen would benefit by expanding their cooperation and knowledge sharing in new areas and fields such as high-tech equipment manufacturing, research and development, green and low-carbon, biological medicine, digital economy and marine economy” added Buamim.
MIE Events are proud to have collaborated with Dubai Chamber and CCPIT – Shenzhen to manage the event and with a remarkable opening day, UAE Buyers are excited to be discussing real hybrid business with Shenzhen partners directly and live via the MeetBy meeting platform incorporated into the event.
As the global pandemic continues to challenge global trade on many levels, the Shenzhen Technology Show is an ideal showcase for hybrid event business platform to be a part of future projects that connect business partners from all key source markets.