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Sharjah, the vibrant emirate, made a significant impact at Web Summit 2023, held in Lisbon, Portugal. The event, attracting over 70,000 participants from 160 nations, provided Sharjah with a global stage to showcase its advancements across diverse economic sectors, including technology, clean energy, innovation, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, and education.
Collaborative Opportunities Explored
Led by the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), the emirate’s pavilion featured vital entities such as the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Shera), Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP), and Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA). The delegation engaged in meetings across sectors, highlighting Sharjah’s capabilities and potential as a catalyst for shaping future economies. This collaborative approach emphasized the emirate’s proactive stance in fostering global partnerships.
Longstanding Relations with Portugal
Sharjah’s enduring trade and investment relations with Portugal were underscored during the event, with 144 Portuguese companies operating in the emirate, including 122 in Sharjah’s free zones. The emirate’s participation further strengthened its export and re-export activities with Portugal, covering a diverse range of goods.
Insights from Shera
Najla Al Midea, CEO of Shera, participated in a panel session on “Global Investment Capital,” discussing the impact of globalization on business sectors, mainly focusing on startups’ global connectivity. Shera’s involvement aimed to support entrepreneurs, fostering a more robust, flexible, and sustainable development economy.
SRTIP’s Distinctive Investment Aspects
Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTIP, highlighted the unique investment aspects of the park, presenting opportunities for research, development, and innovation. Meetings with business leaders explored investment opportunities, growth prospects, and the strategic location connecting East and West.
SPEA’s Vision for Private Education
Ali Al Hasani, Director of SPEA, shared insights into Sharjah’s accomplishments in the education sector, aiming to exchange experiences and work toward a brighter future in private education.
Investment Promotion by Invest in Sharjah
Marwan Saleh Aicha, Director of Investment Promotion Support at Invest in Sharjah, emphasized the importance of the emirate’s participation in supporting the new economy. The focus on technology, production solutions, clean energy, health, education, and startups showcased Sharjah’s commitment to building the economy of the future.
Sharjah’s Diverse Growth Trajectory
Participation in the Web Summit aligned with Sharjah’s strategy to enhance diversity, support vital sectors, and strengthen its position as a leading investment destination. The emirate’s supportive ecosystem for SMEs, innovative projects, and investment in critical sectors positions it as a model for sustainable growth.
Sharjah’s dynamic presence at Web Summit 2023 reflects its commitment to global collaboration, innovation, and economic progress. The emirate continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future landscape of economies worldwide.
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