|10 December, 2019

SAIF Zone launches “Women in Business” Program to support female Entrepreneurs

SAIF Zone dedicates special pavilion to answer entrepreneurs enquires

SAIF Zone launches “Women in Business” Program to support female Entrepreneurs
  • SAIF Zone takes part in WEEGS as partner and supporter

Sharjah: The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) announced it is participating in the 2nd Women's Economic Empowerment Global Summit 2019 (WEEGS), which kicked off today at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre.

Themed ‘Drivers of Change’, the two-day event is being held under the patronage of H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and  H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, NAMA.

More than 50 local and international speakers representing civil society organizations, government bodies and a number of experts concerned with the empowerment of women are taking part in the WEEGS, which is being organized by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment in collaboration with the UN Women.

Innovative initiative

?In the first day of summit, HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of SAIF Zone, launched “Women in Business” Program, which is one of SAIF Zone’s leading initiatives meant to help businesswomen achieve their professional dreams and turn their ideas into real projects. The program will give them the opportunity to set up their businesses at SAIF Zone.

“Launching the program at such a big event reaffirms SAIF Zone’s commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs and offering them numerous facilities and multiple options. It will not only enable them to achieve their professional aspirations, but also launch into the world of business”, said Al Mazrouei.

“Emirati women have become an integral part of any successful business and the backbone of the Emirati business community,” he noted, adding that the ‘Women in Business” program will definitely contribute to boosting women’s contributions to the social and economic life, in line with the UAE Centennial Plan 2071.

Special pavilion

Al Mazrouei further said: “At WEEGS, we are taking part through a special pavilion, which introduces female entrepreneurs to our unmatched services and facilities and responds to their inquiries with regard to investment mechanisms at SAIF Zone. It will also introduce visitors to the “Women in Business” Program, which offers a wide range of facilities and investment options in different sectors and give businesswomen the opportunity to take advantage of SAIF Zone’s competitive services”.

During the two-day summit, SAIF Zone will outline the most prominent services, privileges and incentives offered by its program. These include up to 15% discounts in the first three years of setting up the business, professional training program delivered by a group of experts and specialists in tax collection, value-added tax and customs clearance, as well as a number of training courses, in addition to commercial, administrative and legal consultations.

Other incentives also feature fast and easy transaction process through a special service window tailored for businesswomen, dedicated marketing outlet to showcase their products (SAIF Mall), land plots, warehouse solutions, commercial suites and offices equipped with all services. Women entrepreneurs will also enjoy easy access from all gates and Jewellery Park, which is designed according to the highest international standards, among others.


For further information, please contact:
Osama Al Ansari
Misbar Communications

Heba Alshahed
Misbar Communications

Mahmoud Soliman
Misbar Communications

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