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Saif Mohammed Al Midfa

Expo Centre Sharjah set to host 49 exhibitions

SHARJAH, February 5, 2023

The Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) is set to host 49 economic, commercial and cultural exhibitions, showcasing its commitment to a diverse range of industries and sectors, said ECS CEO Saif Mohammed Al Midfa.
"With companies around the world spending approximately $32 billion annually on participating in conferences, the exhibitions and conferences industry has become a significant contributor to economic growth and a key source of national income,” said Al Midfa, who is also chairman of the Arab Union for Exhibitions and board member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, represented the centre at the event, during his participation at the 2023 Global CEO Summit, hosted by the prestigious Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) in Lisbon, Portugal.
The summit, from February 1 to 3, had brought together more than 100 influential CEOs, executives, and directors from the exhibitions and conferences industry globally.
Shaping the future
ECS’s participation was nothing but a testament to its steadfast commitment to promoting international collaboration and shaping the future of the exhibitions and conference sector. By attending the summit, the centre sought to improve its competitiveness in a rapidly changing global economy, promote sustainable development, and create opportunities for partnership and collaboration between businesses.
Al Midfa engaged in discussions with several CEO participants on the current state and future prospects of the exhibitions and conferences sector. The talks covered different topics, including ways to develop sustainable practices and the need to foster cooperation and integration between exhibition centres globally, as well as the prospects of building strategic partnerships and organising joint exhibitions.
Al Midfa emphasised that the Expo Centre Sharjah's participation in the Summit aimed to fuel the global efforts being made to advance the exhibition and conferences industry, adding that the centre looks forward to improving coordination and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure that the sector can play a vital role in promoting sustainable economic growth.
“The Expo Centre Sharjah's participation in the summit underscores its commitment to contributing to the industry's success," Al Midfa noted.-- TradeArabia News Service


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