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SCCI emphasises importance of cooperation in economic planning


Participants photographed after the business meeting.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently organised a business meeting, which brought together 130 representatives of companies, factories, and retailers of economic establishments operating in the manufacturing sector in Sharjah.

The meeting aims to promote a convergence of views, discuss the needs of the economic sectors and potential areas of cooperation, and identify best practices and joint investment opportunities available.

This would help support the growth of private sector companies and raise Sharjah’s reputation as a commercial hub for the establishment of business, trade, industry, and investment.

The event was attended by Abdul Aziz Shattaf, SCCI’s Assistant General Director, Members Services Sector and Director of Sharjah Exports Development Center (SEDC), Medhat Mounir, Head of Affiliation and Ratifications Department, and a number of Chamber employees and members.

Abdul Aziz Shattaf said: “Such meetings truly reflect the SCCI’s efforts to reinforce the integration, cooperation, and coordination in terms of scaling up the mechanisms of economic planning, in view of its importance in exchanging constructive ideas between the SCCI and representatives of the private sector in the Emirate.”

He said, “It also a vital role in discussing topical issues, facilitating day-to-day affairs of interest to the business community and exploring future business prospects, in line with the ambitious aspirations to build a productivity-based competitive economy.”

He added: “This meeting is a platform through which we discuss the most important mechanisms for the development of work, in addition to highlighting the opportunities for joint cooperation in the manufacturing sector, which is one of the most important sectors in support of the policy of diversifying the economic base pursued by the Emirate of Sharjah.”

This can be made by providing the necessary infrastructure and creating an attractive legislative environment for investment in manufacturing and the industrial sector in general.

“Through these constant meetings with the representatives of sectors, the SCCI strives to align the strategic economic vision of the emirate with the needs of these sectors, with the aim of building new partnerships that contribute to the achievement of the objectives of sustainable economic development of the emirate, through the continuity to provide advice, put forward effective initiatives and participate in the organisation of events and development programs,” he pointed out.

Shattaf emphasized the SCCI’s readiness to provide its utmost support to all sectors, in order to enhance their competitiveness and meet expectations and ambitions, as well as coordination with all relevant parties to the economic aspect of the emirate through briefing them on the latest developments in the economic arena.

The participants discussed a number of proposals and initiatives to improve performance, appreciating the role of the SCCI and its efforts in consolidating relations between the public and private sectors and submitting proposals and recommendations to decision-makers.

They also thanked the SCCI for its initiatives and programs aiming to support various sectors and help them to establish investment partnerships between them and major government projects.

Meanwhile, the Expo Centre Sharjah, with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced preparations to host the 47th edition of Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show, the largest and longest running event of its kind, from October 1-5, with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).

The bi-annual event provides visitors the opportunity to buy directly from manufacturers and offers them a chance to win daily valuable prizes through lucky draws upon every purchase of Dhs500 and above. The Mega raffle draw prize will be 1 KG GOLD, which will take place on the last day of the show.

A leading and reliable platform

Saif Al Midfa, CEO Expo Centre Sharjah, said: “Over the past 26 years, the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show has established itself as a leading and reliable platform for launching the latest designs of luxury watches and jewellery from around the world”.

“The show has become one of the most prominent economic and trade events that contribute significantly to driving the economy forward, stimulating trade, promoting business tourism and supporting many other sectors, thanks to attracting a selected group of global companies and investors specialised in the watch and jewellery industry to the Emirate of Sharjah,” Al Midfa added.

Sultan Shattaf, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Expo Centre Sharjah, said: “The autumn edition of the show is expected to yield concrete success and continue its growth, both in terms of the number of local and international exhibitors and national pavilions participating, and the number of visitors including businessmen, investors, experts, and interested consumers”.

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