Sharjah: The Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), an affiliate of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), will be turning the spotlight on how businesses can weather the challenging economic climate set in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, at a live, free-to-attend webinar it is hosting next Wednesday, August 12.
Eminent speakers include H.E. Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Muhairi - Director, Sharjah Health Authority; Mohamed Juma Al Musharrkh - CEO, Invest in Sharjah; Ismail Ali Abdulla - CEO, Strata; Ismael Touq - Sharjah Open Innovation Lab Manager, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park); and Mohammed Javeed - Business Excellence Manager, Falcon Pack Industries LLC.
Titled ‘Shifting Mindsets and Business Resilience’, the interactive virtual session will focus on lessons struggling businesses can learn from companies that had a contingency plan in place for such emergency situations and have stayed buoyant despite the crisis by shifting or investing in new industries. Business heads will be able to learn how to adapt to the new reality by shifting production lines, modifying operations, and embracing new technology.
For instance, Strata, Mubadala Investment Company’s aerospace manufacturing subsidiary, adapted by tying up with Honeywell to produce the face masks at its Al Ain facility. Immensa Technology Labs, a 3D printing company located at SRTI Park, rose to the occasion by ramping up production of 3D-printed face masks and face shields. Aluminium food container manufacturer Falcon Pack started manufacturing hygiene packs to make up the shortfall.
Mohamed Juma Al Musharrkh, CEO of Invest in Sharjah said: “Historically, forward thinking organisations with strong contingency plans have responded better to the business impacts of any crisis situations or emergencies. Similarly, technology savvy companies that had already existing response teams and remote working facilities have been able to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 much more effectively.”
He added: “Invest in Sharjah has always been at the forefront to create investor awareness and enhance Sharjah’s appeal as a top destination in the region for business and investments. In keeping with the current situation, we have taken our efforts online to support global as well as local businesses with expert consultation and help them explore new and emerging FDI opportunities in Sharjah’s key sectors. I am sure this webinar will provide attendees insightful and actionable guidance on steering through the existing and future challenges the pandemic poses to their enterprises.”
Register for the webinar on the following link: https://bit.ly/IISresilience
About Invest in Sharjah
Established in 2016, the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) is the investment promotion agency of the Emirate of Sharjah, launched by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). It also functions as a key facilitator to investors, servicing them with a 360-degree informative and physical support, allowing them to fully understand processes, investment advantages and insights on key sectors that fit their business profiles in Sharjah.
As one of the emirate’s key economic growth drivers, Invest in Sharjah is dedicated to the continued transformation and economic diversification of the emirate, and is committed to guiding foreign investors to the unique opportunities and potentials that Sharjah offers to global markets. Its mission is to work collectively with the emirate’s public and private sectors, to guide investors towards strategic and personalised opportunities, promoting collaborations for bilateral growth and update investors on Sharjah’s unique business culture, modern facilities, latest regulations and policies as well as business platforms and free zones that incentivise new prospects.
Invest in Sharjah also works in close partnerships with numerous state entities in the emirate, and has hosted numerous business roundtables and seminars in Sharjah and across the world, attracting unique investments and future ventures with business leaders from The Americas, Europe, Middle East, Gulf Region, Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific Region.
Invest in Sharjah has organised and participated in numerous leading business and investment conferences and seminar in Sharjah and the rest of the world. It is responsible for organising / hosting the Euromoney Conference Sharjah, the Sharjah FDI Forum, the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis and a number of high-level businesses conferences.
For more information, please visit www.investinsharjah.ae or you can contact +971 6 556 0444. For the latest news on Invest in Sharjah on social media, follow @investinsharjah on Twitter and Instagram.
© Press Release 2020