Sharjah: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) underlined the importance of the GCC HR & Labor Market Conference, which the SCCI will organize under the theme “Gulf Labor Market in Light of the Growth of the Digital Economy” in collaboration with Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Federation of GCC Chambers (FGCC Chambers) and Arab Labor Organization.
The will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah 14 – 15 October, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
The SCCI added that the conference is a good opportunity to learn about the requirements of the Gulf labor market, explore the reality of human resources in the GCC countries and highlight the challenges facing them, and acquaint the participants with the importance of maintaining national talent, by investing in human capital and supporting entrepreneurship projects.
A Series of Outstanding Successes
In this context, Amani Bukhamseen, Secretary-General in charge of the Federation of Gulf Chambers, said: “Hosting the GCC HR & Labor Market Conference by the SCCI for the sixth consecutive time is a continuation of the outstanding successes achieved in its previous sessions, and emphasizing the importance of Sharjah's role in launching constructive development initiatives. This also reflects the UAE’s keenness to consolidate joint Gulf action and promote economic partnership among business communities.”
Bukhamseen pointed out that the importance of the conference lies in identifying the appropriate mechanisms and general concepts in the field of human development economics, most notably human capital, knowledge capital, performance standards, efficiency and quality in the GCC countries, in addition to shedding light on the investment returns in the development and localization of the Gulf labor market.
Further Development of Fraternal Ties
She went on saying: “The conference reinforces the importance of the Federation's efforts in strengthening fraternal ties and bolstering joint Gulf action in various economic and developmental fields with a positive contribution from the private Gulf business sector. It is also an important step towards highlighting the value of human investment in the private sector and that this sector has the readiness and potential to partner with the government sector.”
This partnership aims to provide more job opportunities in many key sectors and implement several programs, the most important of which is the replacement of expatriate workers, in accordance with joint work mechanism within the framework of the federation system.
Major Specialized Conferences
“The conference is one of the most prominent specialized conferences in the region in terms of investing in Gulf human capital, as well as its role in providing practical steps in innovative ways that highlight the latest and best solutions and practices. The conference will witness the participation of a number of high-level decision-makers and business leaders in the UAE and the GCC, as well as a number of human resources officials and representatives of major private sector organizations in the Gulf labor market,” said Maryam Saif Al Shamsi, Assistant General Director, Support Services Sector of the SCCI.
Shamsi pointed out that the sixth edition will discuss a number of themes that will have an effective impact in encouraging the private sector to support localization and entrepreneurs.
It will also provide participants with opportunities to examine and express opinions on how to benefit from the application of best practices, as well as Gulf and local experiences in the human development and localization domains.
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