Industrial Cooperation and Supply Chain Conference launches Monday

SHARJAH, The 2nd Industrial Cooperation and Supply Chain Conference will launch on Monday under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.

Organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the conference will feature discussions on ways to develop the industrial sector and accelerate supply chains by taking advantage of the rapid digital transformation. This falls in line with the economic vision of Sharjah, as well as its strategy to diversify its sources of income and develop the industrial sector, which adheres to both the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071.

The event, which is held once every 2 years, aims to review the challenges and opportunities in the manufacturing, export and trade sectors, and to create a platform that gathers business leaders and experts to discuss ways of developing production procedures in national manufacturing companies and institutions, in addition to exchanging knowledge and expertise on the best international practices and the latest mechanisms related to export procedures, and developing ways to convert established manufacturers in the country into exporters of products and services to the local and international original equipment manufacturers.

The conference will be held with participation from a number of government institutions and entities that are related to the industrial sector and the supply chains in both the UAE and the Emirate of Sharjah, in addition to a number of executives and experts from the UAE’s largest private sector entreprises.

It will focus on addressing the opportunities and challenges of utilising industrial cooperation to enhance the capabilities of local manufacturers and enable them to supply components and services to both local and international Original Equipment Manufacturers, especially in the defence, aviation and space industrial sectors. The conference will also be very effective in raising awareness and generating business leads for professionals working in related functions such as sales, contracts, purchasing and supply chain management.

Abdullah Al Owais, SCCI Chairman, stressed that the organisation of the 2nd edition of the Industrial Cooperation and Supply Chain Conference comes as part of the SCCI’s commitment, as the appointed representative of the business community in the emirate, to assist its members in developing their resources, identifying new global markets, enhancing their competitiveness globally, and increasing their export opportunities.

Al Owais remarked that organising this event comes as a continuation of the success witnessed by the first edition of the conference, which contributed in drawing up the work programme of the Sharjah Exports Development Centre. He added that the work programme resulted in the implementation of many initiatives that achieved the centre’s vision to promote local industrial products and increase their rates of export, as part of its efforts to enhance Sharjah’s position as a global destination for knowledge-based, innovative and sustainable businesses and industries.

Source: Emirates News Agency