By signing several agreements and memoranda of understanding with numerous organisations and trade groups throughout the first half of this year, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has demonstrated strong performance.
The Chamber’s board of directors affirmed their commitment to creating business councils in collaboration with friendly nations during a meeting presided over by Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI.
Al Owais stressed the need to speed up efforts to further promote Sharjah’s standing by fostering the sustainability and growth of the business community and providing the private sector with the necessary tools during the Chamber’s board of directors’ fifth regular meeting at the SCCI library.
First Deputy Chairman of SCCI, Sheikh Majid bin Faisal Al Qasimi; Second Deputy Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber, Walid Abdul Rahman Bukhatir; Director-General of SCCI Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, and Assistant Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber’s Communication and Business Sector Abdulaziz Mohammed Shattaf attended the meeting and discussed the Chamber’s first-half performance.
The meeting’s participants evaluated the most recent advancements in Sharjah’s economic sectors while concentrating on the accomplishments of the Chamber in the first half of the year. This featured a discussion of the Chamber’s top projects to spur economic growth and export promotion for the emirate on the international market.
Al Owais asserted that under the wise guidance of H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Emirate of Sharjah has cemented its position as an internationally competitive centre across numerous economic sectors.
Al Owais spoke highly of the achievements made by the Sharjah Chamber in the first half of this year, praising the dedication displayed by all affiliated departments and institutions in achieving the objectives of the Chamber’s strategic plan, created to support the business sectors by improving the effectiveness of economic studies that benefit SCCI members and investors.
He said that we are dedicated to creating a system for institutional excellence while concentrating on making the best use of the Chamber’s resources to foster a welcoming atmosphere for the business community in the emirate.
He stressed the significance of keeping the momentum going and stepping up efforts by coming up with proactive strategies, utilising cutting-edge technology to hasten development, and developing novel services that satisfy the needs of the private sector.
Mohammed Al Awadhi summarised the significant accomplishments made by the Chamber’s various departments in the first half of the current year at the meeting. Improving coordination with specialised organisations, diplomatic missions, and official delegations saw notable growth. This led to the successful organisation of seven business forums with Colombia, Thailand, Rwanda, Sao Paulo, Japan, and Lithuania, as well as 36 meetings and numerous working sessions.
In addition, the Sharjah Exports Development Centre of the SCCI has taken part in eight national and regional gatherings, including the most recent business trip to India organised by the Chamber. Mumbai and New Delhi were the two states that the mission covered.
In addition, the Centre actively took part in the 11th Joint Committee between the UAE and Russia, which was held in Moscow in 2023. Locally, it made important appearances on occasions, including the IDEX and NAVDEX Abu Dhabi 2023 and the Sharjah Investment Forum 2023.
In addition, the membership of the Small and Medium Enterprises Centre, “Tijara 101,” a crucial project of the Chamber aimed at assisting young people and encouraging their involvement in business and the economy, increased by 25% from the previous year. This demonstrates the Chamber’s continuous dedication to supporting the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
The Sharjah Training and Development Centre, another division of the Chamber, has also advanced significantly. Five public and commercial organisations recognised the Centre as a supplier of high-quality training programmes and granted it accreditation.
In addition, it provides:
- 32 training programs for the public and private sectors.
- 1,387 training hours to the Chamber’s staff.
- Training and certification for 43 university students.
Additionally, the Centre helped the Chamber’s human resources division by training 65 male and female staff. It also organised four workshops and educational and awareness seminars to benefit the Chamber’s staff and members from the public and private sectors.
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