Expo Sharjah Plans Expansion to Attract New Exhibitors and Boost Economic Growth

Expo Sharjah Plans Expansion to Attract New Exhibitors and Boost Economic Growth

Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) has unveiled ambitious projects aimed at expanding and enhancing the exhibitions industry to bolster Sharjah’s economy. The strategic vision includes increasing operational capacities, improving exhibition areas, and attracting a broader spectrum of international exhibitors, particularly in the automotive sector, to elevate Sharjah’s business tourism potential and stimulate growth across various sectors.

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During a recent meeting, ECS Board of Directors, chaired by Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI and Expo Center Sharjah, and attended by Sheikh Majid bin Faisal Al Qasimi, First Deputy Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), along with other key stakeholders, discussed plans to meet the expectations of the business community by providing world-class venues for product showcases.

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The meeting reviewed Expo Sharjah’s revenue performance for 2023, showcasing a significant increase compared to the previous year. With approximately 50 exhibitions and over 2.5 million visitors, both locally and internationally, Expo Sharjah has positioned itself as a prominent destination for events.

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Furthermore, discussions centered on streamlining operational workflows and enhancing the ECS’s role in supporting Sharjah’s economy, retail, and industrial growth. There was a particular focus on supporting small- and medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs in the exhibitions industry, emphasizing initiatives such as the “Emirates Perfumes and Oud” and “Jewels of Emirates” platforms.

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Abdullah Sultan Al Owais underscored the pivotal role of Expo Center Sharjah in achieving Sharjah’s strategic goal of economic diversification, highlighting its success in attracting thousands of domestic and foreign guests. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the exhibition industry’s resurgence as a key driver of economic development.

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Looking ahead, Expo Center Sharjah anticipates an increase in the number of events across various industries, building on the success of exhibitions like the Sharjah Real Estate Exhibition – ACRES 2024 and the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show. The preliminary findings of the Ramadan Nights Exhibition underscored its contribution to retail enhancement, sales boost, and domestic tourism promotion during the Sharjah Ramadan Festival.

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In summary, Expo Sharjah’s expansion plans underscore its commitment to driving economic growth, fostering entrepreneurship, and positioning Sharjah as a global business hub.

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