|19 January, 2019

Expo Centre Sharjah attracts official delegations from several countries to SteelFab 2019

Among the most prominent international delegations that visited Expo Centre Sharjah and attended the SteelFab exhibition were official delegations from Kosovo, Finland, Germany, Morocco and many other countries.

Expo Centre Sharjah attracts official delegations from several countries to SteelFab 2019

Sharjah – SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, has attracted official delegations from several countries, who reviewed the activities of the exhibition, and evaluated the prospects of cooperation with Expo Centre Sharjah. The 15th edition of SteelFab, which is being held at Expo Centre Sharjah, will conclude its activities on Thursday.

Among the most prominent international delegations that visited Expo Centre Sharjah and attended the SteelFab exhibition were official delegations from Kosovo, Finland, Germany, Morocco and many other countries.

The delegations reviewed avenues of cooperation with Expo Centre Sharjah, and discussed ways to enhance the presence of metal working companies in the next edition of SteelFab, as well as other prominent economic and cultural exhibitions that are organized and hosted by Expo Centre Sharjah throughout the year.

HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, stressed that the SteelFab exhibition has transformed into a major prominent event for the global metal working industry, as well as the most important event of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region. He pointed out that many official delegations and ambassadors from several countries have shown their interest in encouraging companies in their country that specialize in metal working to participate in future editions of the exhibition.

Al Midfa remarked that the centre is keen to provide all kinds of support to companies wishing to participate in the exhibitions that are held under the umbrella of the centre throughout the year. He stressed the keenness of the centre in developing business relations between Sharjah and various other countries in the exhibitions industry, which plays a vital role in building partnerships between the business communities of different countries, as well as increasing trade exchange, promoting investments, facilitating the transfer of expertise and the best practices, and supporting various other economic sectors.

During the past two days, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa met with HE Matias Ojalehto, Chairman of the Regional Board for operational responsibility in Finland, and his accompanying delegation that is made up of 20 government officials, as well as a number of representatives from major Finnish companies. The two sides held discussions where they reviewed the prospects of joint cooperation.

HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa also met with HE Valdrin Lluka, Minister of Economic Development in Kosovo; and HE Endrit Shala, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Kosovo, who headed a high-level delegation from Kosovo that included government officials and more than 20 business leaders and investors that represent various economic sectors. The two sides held discussions where they reviewed ways to enhance mutual cooperation, as well as opportunities to build partnerships between Sharjah and Kosovo in the exhibitions industry.

Al Midfa met with Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, which is the company responsible for one of Europe’s largest gatherings of welding, cutting, and finishing industry professionals from around the world. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen the relations between them, which falls under the framework of the agreement signed between the centre and Messe Essen that resulted in the participation of the global Essen Welding and Cutting Pavilion in SteelFab for the second time in a row. They also reviewed ways of attracting other prominent players in the sector from Germany and other European countries.

The CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah also met with an official delegation from the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima in Morroco, headed by HE Abdulhafeez Al Sharqi, Head of the delegation, Member of Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima Chamber, and Member of the Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The members of the Moroccan delegation reviewed the best practices of Expo Centre Sharjah and learned about the events and activities that it organizes and hosts. The two sides also held discussions on enhancing the presence of Moroccan companies in SteelFab, as well as other economic and cultural events.

Members of the delegations reviewed SteelFab's various pavilions and platforms, where they learned about the organizational and logistics capabilities of Expo centre Sharjah and the services it provides to both exhibitors and visitors.

The 15th edition of SteelFab, which is organized by Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, brings together more than 300 companies, representing some of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers that are showcasing the latest innovations belonging to more than 1,000 brands that specialize in Welding, Cutting, Grinding, Pipe and Tube Machinery, and other technologies and solutions.

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