SHARJAH, 26th April, 2022 (WAM) — Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), in cooperation with the European Women Association (EWA), will organise the Sharjah-Europe Businesswomen Forum on 10th May.
The forum is the result of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the SCCI and EWA, which aims at promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and encouraging women to start their own businesses, as well as expanding cooperation to increase women’s participation in economic sectors, in addition to participating in exhibitions and economic conferences on each side.
Through the forum, the SCCI will spotlight the UAE’s and Sharjah’s accomplishments in supporting and empowering Emirati women, developing their capabilities, and providing them with tools for success and leadership.
The SCCI is keen on providing all forms of assistance to businesswomen and female entrepreneurs through a variety of initiatives that aim at adopting their ideas, training them, improving their skills, promoting their products, and opening new markets for their projects.
The SCCI’s “Tijarah 101” Centre is an important program in this regard, consisting of Emirati female entrepreneurs, where the Centre played a key role in encouraging them to engage in commercial and economic business and creating a work environment that had a positive impact on achieving their ambitions.
The forum, which will be attended by a group of Emirati and European businesswomen, will discuss cooperation ways to establish business partnerships in order to strengthen mutual relations. It will provide an opportunity for Emirati businesswomen to meet with their European counterparts to exchange experiences and learn about the best practices used in establishing, managing, and developing businesses, as well as to open channels of communication with women’s economic communities in Europe to explore new prospects for joint action.
Side meetings will be held during the forum to exchange ideas on how to establish future investment partnerships in the industrial, commercial, and other sectors. The SCCI also aims to highlight investment opportunities, incentives, and facilities, and the inspiring economic business environment Sharjah offers to women and startups.
Furthermore, the Chamber expects the forum to result in a paradigm shift in economic cooperation between the UAE and the European Union, as well as an increase in intra-trade flow, based on the strength of the growing economic partnership in various sectors, the most important of which is the entrepreneurship sector, in which the UAE ranked first globally in the Global Entrepreneurship Index 2022, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report.