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SCCI hosts third periodic meet of the ICC-UAE Board of Directors


Top officials pose for a group photograph at the event in Sharjah.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (SCCI), recently hosted the third periodic meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce-UAE Board of Directors (ICC-UAE Board of Directors).

The meeting reviewed the ICC’s future plans to develop its services, boost its reputation before its counterparts in the global markets, achieve a broader representation for the local business community at the global level, and promote the ICC services and upcoming activities.

The meeting also witnessed the endorsement of the minutes of the second meeting and approval of the budget of the year 2020, in addition to reviewing the activities and events, in which the ICC participated in since the beginning of this year.

Headed by  Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem, Chairman of the ICC-UAE, the meeting was attended by Fatima Al Mokarrab, SCCI’s Director of International Relations Department and ICC Member of the Board of Directors, and board members of the ICC.

While expressing his sincere thanks and appreciation to the SCCI for hosting this meeting,  Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem pointed out that the meeting aims to overcome the challenges facing the local business community and provide an appropriate environment for developing its performance and enhance its competitiveness.

For her part, Fatima Al Mokarrab said: “This meeting comes as part of the SCCI’s keenness on enhancing its partnerships and cooperation with various chambers of commerce and industry in the country to coordinate and integrate roles, as per the directives of the wise leadership in terms of supporting the strategy of economic diversity in the country.”

 Al Mokarrab underlined the pivotal role of the ICC-UAE in fostering the investment opportunities and promoting and developing the work environment, thus reinforcing the UAE’s competitiveness as one of the pioneering countries in the growth and competitiveness of the economic sector worldwide.

The meeting also discussed the training sessions program organized by the ICC according to the Incoterms® 2020 in a number of country chambers, in addition to introducing the ICC’s advantages and services provided to companies in the UAE, and future plans to develop these services and expand its membership to include wider sectors of the local business community.

Furthermore, the meeting highlighted the ICC’s upcoming activities and events in 2020. This includes marking the centenary of the ICC on January 19, 2020, the annual trade conference of the International Chamber of Commerce in the United Arab Emirates on January 20-21, 2020, and the International Arbitration Conference in the Middle East and North Africa on February 16 – 17, 2020.

Also, a training course on the Incoterms 2020 will be organized in February 2020 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as hosting the annual meeting of the ICC Banking Committee on 22nd and April 23 for the third time, which will see more than 400 representatives from all over the world.

The ICC-UAE includes in its membership many of the economic activities that work in various areas of the country’s business sector and it represents the commercial, professional and industrial companies and institutions of the UAE in the international community. A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, headed by Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, SCCI’s Chairman, today Monday visited Souq Al Haraj for pre-owned cars, one of Sharjah Asset Management-run companies.

The visit comes as part of the SCCI’s keenness on strengthening coordination and communication with its strategic partners. This would help develop Sharjah’s business environment and boost its status as an investment attraction destination and a key hub for several economic sectors regionally.

The delegation included Mohammed Rashid Al Dimas and  Ali Muhammad Al Khayyal, members of the Board of Directors of the SCCI, Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, and Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director of SCCI’s Economic Relations and Marketing.

The SCCI delegation was received by Mohammed bin Essa, Chief Asset Management Officer, Sharjah Asset Management Holding, Ahmed Al Mashrekh, Commercial Director of Sharjah Asset Management and Majed Al Mualla, Manager of Souq Al Haraj for Cars. During the visit, the two sides reviewed means of enhancing cooperation and strategic communication, so as to serve the Emirate of Sharjah’s trends, especially with parties playing a major role in the commercial movement in Sharjah.

“This visit would help enhance coordination and cooperation between the SCCI and Sharjah Asset Management in general, and the SCCI’s Sectoral Business Group and Souq Al Haraj in particular. It also aims to discuss the possibility of strengthening the role of the buying and selling sectoral business group of the SCCI, owing to its importance in being an entity representing this sector to transfer its reality and ways of developing it to the relevant authorities, in addition to identifying the challenges facing this sector to reinforce its position as an important supportive of the economy in the Emirate,” said HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais.


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