FDI Workshop at Sharjah FDI Forum in Sharjah, UAE

WAIPA was a proud Knowledge Partner of the Sharjah FDI Forum from 10-11 December 2018, in Sharjah, UAE. As such we had the pleasure to hold a pre-Conference FDI Workshop on Integrating innovative solutions to boost competitiveness on 9 December.




Presenters included David East from Bureau van Dijk – A Moody’s Analytics Company, Syed Husain Quadri, Acting Director – Country Strategy and Cooperation Department, Islamic Development Bank; Sabrina Heinekey, Director of International Business, M&C Saatchi and KPMG who shared their valuable expertise and experience with us.

The Sharjah FDI forum was organized under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah by Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) and Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) in association with CNBC Arabia. The Forum is a world leading economic and finance forum and the largest FDI and investment forum of its kind in the MENA region.

This year, the Sharjah FDI Forum 2018 was be held on 10-11 December 2018 at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The theme of the forum was “Shaping the Future of Economies”.

Key Highlights of the Forum:

  • Main Conference (expected participants around 1500+)
  • Exhibition Area – for the FDI agencies, government departments, free zones, ports, investment promotion agencies, business councils, industry associations, consultants from around the world.
  • Country Presentations for the above participants to promote the investments into their respective region.

On the first day of the Sharjah Forum WAIPA CEO Bostjan Skalar had a pleasure to participate at the opening panel with H.E. Juma AlKait from the Ministry of Economy of UAE, Hanan Ahli from the Federal Competitiveness & Statistical Authority and Harald Jedlicka from the World Bank Group.