The first of three press meetings was held today (13 March 2011) in the Fujairah Freezone.
The 2011 Fujairah International Business Forum will be held 4-5 April 2011 in Fujairah under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Ruler of Fujairah.
The two day conference is sponsored by the Fujairah International Business Forum (FBF) and the Fujairah Free Zone Authority.
The Heat Creative Media Group has overall responsibility for the organization of the forum.
The conference programme at Fujairah’s Al Bustan Center will include a rich mix of plenary sessions with international and local speakers, discussion forums, exhibitions, a gala event and business and sight-seeing tours of Fujairah.
Speakers and participants are expected from many different countries of the world. While most of the presentations will be in English, language interpretation services will be conducted in about eight different languages.
Large delegations are expected from Germany and China and the hope is that business people will discover new investment opportunities in Fujairah.
Exploring New Horizons
The purpose of a forum is largely to talk and much of the discussion will be focused around the theme—discovering ‘New Horizons in the Region’ for investment and manufacturing.
‘Let’s Make a Difference’
Members of the Forum Committee who were on hand today refuted the idea that the Fujairah International Business Forum in April would be just another ‘talk fest’.
As the Fujairah attractions and business incentives are showcased, Coordinator General, Ms Amal Alkaabi, expressed the hope that international delegates will choose to invest and establish businesses in Fujairah.
The ‘new horizons’ theme is not about business as usual but exploring new opportunities in a range of commercial sectors, with new technologies and new markets such as the increasingly popular Halal products and banking services.
Conference chairman and Managing Director of the Fujairah Freezone, Sharief Habib Al Awadhi, thanked people for attending the media conference and closed the proceedings with this challenge: “Let’s Make a Difference!”
Fujairah International Business Forum 2011 Website (which has all pertinent information, contact and registration details).
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Images: Members of the organizing committee already doing deals and demonstrating something of the worth of the business forum; Conference chairman and Managing Director of the Fujairah Freezone, Sharief Habib Al Awadhi.