The UAE is participating at the 16th Joint Gulf Expo to be held in Riyadh under the
patronage of the Custodian of the Two
Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-
Aziz Al Saud.
Set to run from October 27 to 30, the dedicated UAE pavilion at the event will include leading national companies and local exhibitors, as well as small and medium enterprises. The UAE participation is being collaboratively organised by the Ministry of Economy and the Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones – ZonesCorp.
Gulf Expo bi-annually offers a dedicated platform for owners of small and medium enterprises in the GCC countries to showcase and promote their products and services. Highlighting the enabling business environment in these countries, the event seeks to reinforce the credibility of products and services in the GCC region. Vital sectors that are in focus at the exhibition include national industries, small and medium enterprises, individual and institutional innovations, building and construction, agriculture and food products, among others.
Speaking on the UAE participation at the landmark event, Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, said, “The UAEâ€™s impactful presence at the exhibition this year with a dedicated pavilion will reflect our commitment to supporting the progress of the Gulf Cooperation Council and strengthening our collaborative synergies for the greater welfare of the people of the region across the economic, commercial, industrial and investment sectors. We are resolved to achieving the much-needed integration of the GCC region through stepping-up such trade and cultural exchanges.”
Al-Shehhi added, “The exhibition will fulfil the aspirations of young entrepreneurs and founders of small and medium enterprises through enabling them to meet prominent businessmen and investors and showcase their innovations and services. These investors can serve as a link to potential global markets for our products and eventually lead to the international expansion of GCC companies.”
Saeed Isa Al-Khaili, Acting Chief Executive of the Higher Authority for Special Economic Zones, said: “Our collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Economy in organising the UAE participation at the 16th Gulf Expo falls within the framework of synchronizing national efforts to highlight key areas of investment in general and industrial investment opportunities in the country in particular. We are keen through such efforts to support investors in the UAE in exploring emerging opportunities in the GCC region. By promoting our industries regionally, we will develop local and regional partnerships that will further drive the growth of national industries in the UAE.”