Sharjah: On the occasion of the Global Exhibitions Day 2020, which is observed on 3 June every year, the Expo Centre Sharjah posted today on the Centre’s social media platforms a video highlighting the importance of the conferences and exhibitions as a vital method for humanitarian and cultural communication, in addition to their key role in driving and turning the economic growth into better performance.
In this context, His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said: “This year, we have been keen to share the national associations and exhibition centers worldwide in the celebration of the Global Exhibitions Day, especially in light of the severe repercussions of COVID-19 on this industry. Our participation aims to highlight the positive impact of this sector on the different areas of life, including employment, business practices, innovation, investment, culture, and others.”
“We cannot also overlook the national role of the exhibitions centers nationwide after being put at the disposal of the public and health authorities and used as field hospitals. Such a national duty we are proud of, especially in these challenging times,” he underlined.
An integral part of recovery plans
Al Midfa enumerated the impactful role of conferences and exhibitions sectors in the states’ economic life, including the significant contribution to the national income and the sustainable economic development, emphasizing the role of this sector as an integral part of the economic recovery plans, alongside different economic sectors.
He pointed to the stimulus package adopted by the UAE to support the public and private institutions, business sectors, and individuals, in addition to the economic incentives adopted by Sharjah’s government, singling out the Expo Centre with a number of them. This will greatly contribute to boosting the confidence of the business community and local and international companies in the exhibitions industry.
Al Midfa concluded his statements by emphasizing the importance of redefining the organization of exhibitions through investing in the new technologies and developing a new concept of conferences and exhibitions sector.