SHARJAH, Over 500 business leaders and 30 industry experts, chief executives and decision-makers representing the region and the world will lead discussions at the fourth Sharjah FDI Forum.

Taking place on 10th and 11th December in Sharjah, under the theme, 'Shaping the Future of Economies', the Forum will see global experts cover corporate investment strategies, expansion opportunities, and explore the latest in solutions, innovations and best practices within the global economy.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Forum is organised by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, and the Sharjah FDI Office, Invest in Sharjah, with the endorsement of the UAE Ministry of Economy and in strategic partnership with CNBC Arabia.

Mohammed Juma Al Musharrkh, CEO of Invest in Sharjah unveiled the forum's comprehensive six-panel agenda, which will highlight the role of sustainable development in shaping the future of global economies. He also announced that for the first time, Sharjah FDI Forum will be hosting a special workshop on 9th December, organised and conducted by the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies, WAIPA, targeting a number of investment promotion agencies from around the world, to discuss latest practices of promoting investment opportunities by studying investor needs and embracing latest technological breakthroughs to identify in-demand sectors.

Sharjah FDI Forum 2018 will host the veritable who's who in regional and global economics, including Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy; Abdulla Al Saleh, Under-Secretary of Foreign Trade and Industry at the Ministry of Economy; Marwan Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman of Shurooq; Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority; and Juma Mohamed Al Kait, Assistant Under-Secretary of Foreign Trade Affairs at the Ministry of Economy.

The forum's global appeal is reflected in its international speaker line-up that includes Huggy Rao, Stanford Business School professor and co-author of 'Scaling Up Excellence'; Simon Benney, UK Trade Commissioner for Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan; Bostjan Skalar, CEO of WAIPA; Henrik Von Scheel, popularly known as the 'father of the Fourth Industrial Revolution'.

Source: Emirates News Agency