Expo Centre Sharjah plans to boost exhibition sector, competitiveness

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A grand view of the Expo Centre Sharjah.

Staff Reporter, Gulf Today

As part of its strategic innovative plan, Expo Center Sharjah plans to boost the exhibition sector in the Middle East region and enhance its competitiveness, with the primary objective of increasing Expo Al Dhaid’s event calendar by hosting specialised and high-quality exhibitions that will contribute in the development of the Emirate’s economy, industry, trade, and tourism.

This was discussed at a meeting recently held at Expo Al Dhaid, which came after an inspection visit led by Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah.  Mohammed Misbah Al Tunaiji, Director of the Sharjah Chamber’s Branch in Al Dhaid, as well as a number of Al Dhaid employees, also attended the meeting.

During the meet, a variety of key topics were also covered, including Al Dhaid’s development plans, the prospect of expanding its facilities, and providing a highly qualified human resource.

In his address, Al Midfa stated, “the Emirate’s exhibition sector is progressing forward toward a new hopeful future. This is consistent with the Emirate’s recent success in hosting significant regional and international events. Such events helped to strengthen the exhibition sector’s role in assisting various economic, cultural, and trade domains.”

“Expo Center Sharjah is eager to revitalise the exhibition sector in the Middle East region and ensure its successful return following the pandemic. Thus, the meeting was a positive beginning toward developing plans for the Expo Centre Al Dhaid and anticipating its future prospects,” he added.

Mohammed Al Tunaiji emphasized the significant efforts made by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Expo Center Sharjah in developing the middle and eastern regions’ exhibition sectors. He also underlined Al Dhaid’s past contributions to the exhibition sector, including meetings with organizers, traders, and various entities and institutions.

 As a result, there is a diverse events calendar and the availability of a perfect platform that fits the demands of the region and neighbouring emirates.

On his inspection visit to Expo Center Al Dhaid, Al Midfa examined the exhibitions’ organizational procedures. He was also introduced to the main events that would be hosted and organized in the future, such as the Al Asayel Exhibition and the Al Dhaid agriculture exhibition, by Al Dhaid’s personnel.

Meanwhile, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) board of directors has reaffirmed its eagerness to intensify efforts to provide cutting-edge services, increase Sharjah’s competitiveness, and propel its economic and social development to new heights.

The new board of directors stressed during their first meeting after being reshuffled by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, that they will make every effort to support the emirate’s business sector and realize remarkable national achievements while moving forward.

The board chairman and members expressed their heartfelt appreciation to Dr Sheikh Sultan for the tremendous trust he placed in them to lead the board for four years.

The meeting was chaired by Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and was attended by Sheikh Majid bin Faisal bin Khalid bin Khalid Al Qasim, First Deputy Chairman of SCCI, Waleed Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, Second Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in addition to other board members.

The board examined the chamber’s milestones and the latest projects being executed to expand SCCI services and operations. The sub-committees that directly undertake various responsibilities in the commercial, industrial, and professional sectors and operate under the umbrella of the board were also restructured during the meeting.

Al Owais said that the new board of directors will make the most of its resources to bring about a paradigm shift in the quality of services provided in line with its strategy 2022-2024.

“In addition to promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of economic studies and research, we will develop a system of institutional excellence and optimal investment to create a legislative environment that supports Sharjah’s business community and also implement an innovative approach to enhance our cooperation and coordination with other local government departments and institutions in Sharjah,” Al Owais maintained.

The Chamber board of directors held their first meeting to review work progress, after being reshuffled.

The board examined the chamber’s milestones and the latest projects being executed to expand Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry services and operations.

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