In 2020, Sharjah saw an increase in foreign direct investment of $220 million, creating 1,117 job opportunities.
The Sharjah Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Office (Invest in Sharjah) revealed the agenda for the 6th edition of the Sharjah Investment Forum (SIF 2023), to be held at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre on Feb.8 and 9, bringing together a host of local and global decision makers, senior government officials, CEOs, investors and business leaders, who will participate in a number of enlightening panel discussions and interactive workshops, giving all who attend a prime opportunity to network and connect.
SIF is a leading annual event and the first major highlight in the calendar year for investors and business leaders, highlighting the importance of investing in sustainable industries and fulfilling societies’ basic needs through utilizing technologies that aid in shaping a prosperous and sustainable future for all.
In this year’s edition, held this year under the theme, ‘Redefining economies making significant strides for a better future’, SIF addresses the challenges that the global economy has suffered in recent years due to the pandemic and provides solutions by supporting partnerships among stakeholders and showing the great potential for investors in the upcoming years. The forum will also discuss the potential opportunities in the world of entrepreneurship by covering important topics including, the future of the green economy, the virtual economy, and the role of family businesses in supporting regional economies as well as the importance of strengthening the health, education and food security sectors.
In addition, Sharjah Investment Forum will highlight the role of the region in helping companies scale up, in order to reimagine concepts of sustainability, development and social responsibility, and the need for modern technologies to help shape future cities and societies.
Investor’s Lounge: For the first time, SIF will be launching the ‘Investor Lounge’, where it will bring together a group of government officials, directors and CEOs, providing the attendees with a unique opportunity to enhance communication with these parties and create a platform for networking with these sector elites, ensuring the sustainability of their businesses and aid in achieving their long-term goals.
Mohammed Al Musharrakh, CEO of the Sharjah Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Office (Invest in Sharjah) said, ‘This year’s edition of Sharjah Investment Forum will be attended by a host of leading experts and investors from the region and around the globe, the forum will highlight the concept of redefining economies, and what that entails, in terms of new and innovative approaches to creating a comprehensive economic development strategy, that ensures a sustainable future, and attracts strategic investment to the vital and advanced-manufacturing sectors.’
He added, ‘Over five years, Sharjah Investment Forum has seen Sharjah succeed in attracting investors, thanks to its attractive and sustainably balanced economic performance over the years.