• Omar Bin Omair Al Mheiri: The free zone is pivotal to strengthening Ajman’s position as preferred destination for business and UAE’s status as global trade and investment center
• Ali AlSuwaidi: We will continue to support business growth and expansion, stimulate investments & facilitate ease of doing business through integrated commercial and investment system
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of Ajman Free Zones Authority, His Excellency Eng. Omar Bin Omair Al Mheiri, Acting Director General, of Ajman Free Zones Authority, along with H.E. Saleh Mohammed Al Jaziri, Member of the board of Ajman Free Zones Authority, led the inauguration today (Sunday, November 28, 2021) of the ‘Made in AFZ’ exhibition, which will run until November 30, 2021.
His Excellency Al Mheiri emphasized that the exhibition was launched to showcase the innovative products and services of companies operating at Ajman Free Zone, as well as provide a platform for building new strategic partnerships. The event reflects the commitment of the free zone and the emirate of Ajman to build an environment that can fast-track business expansion and success, increase the emirate’s economic and investment activities, empower entrepreneurs, and support the growth of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, the backbone of the national economy.
His Excellency said: “The ‘Made in AFZ’ exhibition is a continuation of our initiatives aimed at revitalizing and accelerating Ajman’s economic recovery and growth. Through this event, we seek to stimulate more commercial and investment activities across industries, especially in the SME, to help build a diverse local economy, increase Ajman’s capability to meet the requirements of the future, and raise the emirate’s global competitiveness. We aim to make the local business environment more attractive to foreign companies and investors while ensuring the business community’s sustainable growth.”
“Over the past years, Ajman Free Zone has significantly contributed to Ajman’s economy-- effectively helping guide its growth and strengthening the emirate’s prominent position as a preferred destination for business. We are also helping enhance the UAE’s active role in the global trade activities through our many initiatives. The free zone will move forward with its efforts to support businesses and ensure their success at the regional and global levels through a unique model that provides a unified platform for services and solutions. In addition, we will continue to work with our partners to ensure fast delivery of services and expand our offered solutions and facilities to our community,” Al Mheiri added.
For his part, H.E. Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi, Director General of Ajman Free Zone, said that the exhibition forms part of the free zone’s initiatives to empower its business partners, as well as give them a broader space where they can forge new cooperation and highlight their products and services.
AlSuwaidi said: “The ‘Made in AFZ’ exhibition mirrors our commitment to provide businesses with innovative solutions that accelerate their expansion and stimulate new investment activities. It is an extension of our endeavors to simplify and facilitate the ease of doing business in our community through our integrated commercial and investment system, as well as serve as an incubator for companies to grow. Our main objective at Ajman Free Zone is to consolidate the position of the emirate and the UAE as vital economic centers. We also seek to help realize the vision of our wise leadership and contribute to building a diversified and knowledge- and innovation-driven economy. During the UAE’s preparations for the next 50 years, we will strive to reach new levels of leadership and excellence.”
Participating in the exhibition are several companies engaged in food and beverage, textile and health and beauty businesses, to name a few. Day one saw Coffeekif presenting the history and growth of Ethiopian coffee and the launching of a new product produced by cosmetics company Lolita Bonita.
A panel discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the real estate and building and construction markets was also held during the opening day. Furthermore, Centre Point signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lolita Bonita during the same day.
‘Made in AFZ’ is being organized to help expand and promote businesses within the free zone and highlight the competitive edge of Ajman Free Zone, Ajman, and the UAE.