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5 key industries will benefit from Expo 2020
Saturday, Apr 05, 2014
Dubai: Five key industries will benefit from Dubai hosting Expo 2020, a new report commissioned by the Federal Authority of Human Resources (FAHR), has found. The new report, conducted by The Talent Enterprise, to study human capital opportunities from the Expo, found that hospitality, transportation, retail, banking and finance as well as real estate and infrastructure will witness key growth and so will need to expand.
Radhika Punshi, consulting director at The Talent Enterprise who wrote the report, said Emiratis will benefit from the expansion of these industries. “Careers in retail, hospitality, media, advertising, etc, will look increasingly promising and exciting for the younger generation of Emiratis. As a result this will help elevate the status of vocational education.”
A growth in entrepreneurial businesses and the creation of small SMEs is also predicted.
The report predicts that skills in customer service, engineering, architecture, urban planning and infrastructure development will be in high demand during the preparation for Expo 2020.
“To come out with these estimates we have looked at what happened in countries that hosted the expo and studied the possible opportunities and outcomes here in the UAE,” said Punshi.
During a press conference, Dr Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Director-General of FAHR, announced that the full report will be unveiled during The FAHR International Forum 2014.
The forum, which will take place from April 29 to 30 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will have 23 main speakers who are human resource experts and leaders from 10 different countries.
Al Awar said the forum will focus on sustainable human resources that will support the national agendas.
The keynote speech will be delivered by the Minister of Education, Humaid Al Qutami, who is also Chairman of FAHR.
The international speakers include Henry Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer at CPA, and Robert Lavigna, Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Director of HR at the University of Wisconsin.
The forum, which will be held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, will present an ideal opportunity to human resource executives and business leaders to share ideas.
By Noor Nazzal Staff Reporter
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