(MENAFN Press) The Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AJCCI) has announced that it will be hosting the ninth edition of its Annual Networking Event and Mega Gala Dinner, under the theme, 'Inspiring Business Leaders,' on December 15, 2013 at the Kempinski Hotel in Ajman. The Annual Networking Event and Mega Gala Dinner will be held under the patronage of His Highness (HH) Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of The Ajman Executive Council.
The announcement was made at a press conference held recently at 'The Address' Hotel in Dubai in the presence of Mohamed Ali Al Janahi, Executive Director “ Business & Investment Development Sector, Ajman Chamber; Nasser Ibrahim Al Dhafri, Executive Director of Planning and Members Support, Ajman Chamber; Ms. Khawla Al Muhairi, Investment Opportunities Director, Ajman Chamber and Dr. Abdulfattah Farah, Economic Consultant, Ajman Chamber along with some government officials and media representatives.
"We have set a three-pronged objective for this year's business gala dinner-to promote UAE, specifically Ajman-based businesses and prompt their expansion into global markets; attract and encourage leading international companies to invest and set up their businesses in Ajman and to position the emirate as a premier investment destination," said Mohamed Ali Al Janahi, Executive Director “ Business & Investment Development Sector, Ajman Chamber. "The event is expected to be attended by more than 1,500 participants composed of top senior government officials, ambassadors and consular officers from foreign embassies in the UAE, officers and members from UAE-based chambers of commerce and representatives from various countries, companies and organizations."
"We would like to thank HH Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of The Ajman Executive Council for his continued support for the AJCCI's initiatives and efforts to consolidate Ajman's position as an ideal place for both business and tourism in the region." Al Janahi added.
"With the UAE winning the bid to host Expo 2020, the country is set to experience a major influx of projects that will surely drive in more growth and development across all emirates," said Nasser Ibrahim Al Dhafri, Executive Director of Planning and Members Support, Ajman Chamber. "In line with the win, we look forward to hosting this year's edition of the Annual Networking Event and Mega Gala Dinner, which will provide a strategic platform for local businesses to showcase their products and services while at the same time attract the attention of foreign investment opportunities into Ajman."
During the conference, plans were revealed to improve and create more infrastructure Projects include the Ajman Marina, the Alzora project, construction of a new Ajman Chamber Convention Centre and a planned Ajman Business Woman Centre. Slowly positioning itself as an ideal investment haven for different sectors, Ajman's unique selling points include its strategic central location in the UAE and presence of quality health services and leading educational institutions.
"Reflecting the vibrancy of the emirate's business community, the AJCCI has witnessed a 30 per cent increase in membership. In order to attract more investments and increase membership, the AJCCI will also be launching new services for members during the business gala dinner. Also, Interested participants can register online by visiting the event's website, http://www.dnbsame.com/ajmanweb/reg.html#mylocation," stated Khawla Al Muhairi, Investment Opportunities Director, Ajman Chamber
"According to industry analysts, this year's edition of the Annual Networking Event and Mega Gala Dinner proves to be both timely and strategic as the UAE's recent win to host Expo 2020 is also expected to drive in an influx of construction projects and other investment opportunities into Ajman," said Dr. Abdulfattah Farah, Economic Consultant, Ajman Chamber. "In fact, the emirate is predicted to reach a growth increase of six per cent in 2014 and key in 12 per cent growth in 2020. Slowly positioning itself as an ideal investment haven, Ajman's unique selling points include its strategic central location in the UAE, inexpensive housing accommodations and presence of quality health services and leading educational institutions like the Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST)."
Over the past few years, the Annual Networking Event and Mega Gala Dinner has established itself as a leading networking event in the UAE. The event has attracted the participation of various representatives from the public and private sectors. This year, the Ajman Business Gala will feature greater opportunities to network with a wider base of local and international delegates. Sponsors of the event include Ajman Tourism Development Department, Ajman Department of Municipality and Planning, Ajman Department of Economic Development, Ajman Free zone Authority and Ajman Saray Hotel.