DUBAI, UAE, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship free zone entity of Dubai and the trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region that spans from West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, will be participating in the Going Global exhibition in UK, to be held in London on May 13-14, 2015. Jafza will be part of DTCM stand at the exhibition.
Jafza seeks to highlight huge opportunities in the vibrant region and the Free Zone's status as the hub to serve these markets to British business community, interested in expanding their operations to wider Middle East markets, at the exhibition. Going Global exhibition expects to attract over 30,000 visitors during the two day event, which includes several senior officials and decision makers from private and public sector from across the world.
Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza and Chief Commercial Officer of Economic Zones World, the parent company of the Free Zone, said:
"UK is one of Jafza and Dubai's key trading partners. A large number of British Multinationals are serving Middle Eastern markets from their Jafza facilities. We would like to attract more British companies to Jafza and enable them to capitalize on the huge opportunities that the markets of over 2.5 billion consumers offer."
Aljanahi further added:
"The bilateral trade between Jafza and the UK has grown by more than 50% in the last five years to USD 2.2 billion, while the number of British companies in Jafza grew by 42% during the same period to 465."
Abdulaziz Redha, Manager-Jafza Sales, Europe will be making a presentation during a Jafza organized MEA workshop that will highlight key offerings of the Free Zone that has made Jafza the trade and logistics hub for the region. He will also be talking about huge opportunities that are expected to be generated by multibillion infrastructure development activities for hosting EXPO 2020 in Dubai.
Jafza is currently home to 465 British multinationals including Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Aggreko, Cleveland Engineering, GlaxoSmithKline, Stimkur Steel Co. Ltd., John Crane Smith group, Weir group and Olderli among others.
During its UK visit Jafza officials will be meeting Energy Industries Council, London Gateway, UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) and UAE Trade Attaché in the UAE Embassy in London.
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