Long recognised as a key financial and trading hub and as a gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, investment interest in the U.A.E is at an all-time high. Despite a global FDI lull in 2014, investment in the UAE reportedly rose by 25% to reach US $13 billion cementing its position as a stable and business friendly destination in the region.
Sharjah, one of the seven emirates and located at the heart of the country, has been a major route for commerce since 1932 and has in recent years diversified its economy into a key industrial zone positioning itself for growth in the key sectors of healthcare, travel and tourism, transport and logistics and environment. Despite the financial crisis Sharjah has maintained a solid growth rate and is ripe with opportunities for international investors keen to capitalise on its location, close connections with its neighbouring emirates and the economic free zones designed to facilitate and integrate business growth and development.
This key event, organised in partnership with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - (Shurooq), and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, provides an unrivalled opportunity to examine the outlook for investment in the U.A.E. and in Sharjah, and the opportunities available to your business. The programme will feature a combination of keynote addresses and lively panel debates from international business leaders and high level policy makers, all keen to share their knowledge and experience.