Panel discusses plan for key economic forum
Abu Dhabi, October 20, 2013
The Preparatory Committee for the Regional Forum on Economic Competitiveness met recently to discuss the general plan for how best to represent the forum and highlight the UAE’s position as an international business hub.
The forum, to be hosted by the Federal Customs Authority and organised in cooperation with Abu Dhabi General Directorate of Customs, will take place on November 19 and 20 at the Ritz – Carlton, Abu Dhabi.
The meeting was attended by Saleh Al Shamsi, director of Al Ain Customs Operations; Abu Bakr Al Fahim, director of Training and Capacity Building of the General Directorate of Customs - Abu Dhabi; Amira Al Serkal, government communications office manager at the Authority; Mohammed Ibrahim Al Marzouqi, director of HR and financial affairs department at the Authority; and a number of committee preparatory members and sub-committees.
It took place at the headquarters of the Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the Mena region, where the committee discussed the forum’s processes and activities in addition to a number of proposals that will potentially enhance the forum’s image and performance.
The meeting also included the formation of executive committees derived from the Preparatory Commission for the purpose of distributing tasks and arranging the logistics. These committees will also help to ensure that the plan is executed efficiently and will oversee its implementation while meeting all deadlines.
The forum aims to highlight the recommendations of regional managers on the competitive customs work in addition to providing a platform for discussing topics related to competitiveness, such as the business environment, international trade, sustainable development, the environment, human resource development, innovation and globalisation, as well as micro and macroeconomics..
It will be attended by business owners, leaders and influential scholars from the UAE, GCC, and other countries from the region, as well as international organisations. Eight experienced lecturers will be present to discuss issues related to the competitiveness of economies. - TradeArabia News Service