Dubai: The first edition of Made in UAE Exhibition and Conference kicked off on Sunday morning at the Expo Centre Sharjah, aiming to encourage the industrial sectors and tapping the great potential of UAE manufactures.
The four-day exhibition, from December 9-12, is showcasing a variety of products made in the UAE only and across all business sectors with the participation of both the public and private sectors.
Located on 8,000 square metre over 150 UAE exhibitors will be participating to showcase their locally manufactured products including food and beverage, textile, furniture, paper, chemical, robber, plastic, machinery, ceramic, and building materials.
P.Ravi, Marketing Director of Expo Centre Sharjah, told Gulf News that industrial development is gaining prominence in the UAE’s economy and the exhibition will be an ideal platform to enhance the performance of this sector and encourage the manufacturing across the UAE.
He said: “It is the first exhibition to be held in the UAE that promotes all products made in the UAE.”
Highlighting the potential of the UAE industrial sector, he added that according to the UAE Ministry of Economy, the number of manufacturers in the UAE is expected to grow by 44 per cent from 5,200 in 2011 to 7,142 in 2017.
Irfan Al Hassani, UAE-based economist, said that while the manufacturing business across the UAE is showing a sustainable growth in the last few years, authorities should do more to promote this sector and provide the required facilitation to the manufacturers.
Promoting this sector will help increase UAE exports and create business opportunities, he added.