Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, SAIF Zone, has participated
in Canada’s SIAL 2015, which concluded on 30th April in Toronto.
The three-day food and packaging material exhibition attracted
more than 800 national and international agri-food exhibitors from 46
countries. The show attracted a huge trade crowd and over 12,000 buyers
attended the meeting which was a focal meeting point of the
Mohammed Saif Helal Al Shehhi, UAE Ambassador to Canada, visited
the SAIF Zone booth and discussed various options of FDI with Saud Salim
Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, HFZA, and
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, SAIF ZONE. He also participated
in the investment seminar which was organised by SAIF Zone.
"The Middle East market is rapidly expanding and we want to
invite more multinationals in the F&B sector to the SAIF Zone," said
Al Mazrouei, while addressing a seminar on investment that was held in
connection with SIAL 2015 exhibition.
"More than 90 percent of the GCC countries’ food requirements are
met through imports, and SAIF Zone is the best trade and logistic hub
for the traders, because of its position and facilities," Al Mazrouei
said during his presentation on investment opportunities in the SAIF
"SIAL 2015 provided an engaging platform which aided us in
learning about the new developments in the global agriculture and food
industry. The event helped us to portray SAIF Zone and its advantages to
the global market," Al Mazrouei commented after the exhibition.
According to statistics, the UAE’s food consumption between now
and 2018 is expected to further increase by an annual growth rate of
more than 6.9 percent.
" SIAL is an important meeting point when it comes to the
agri-food industry and we met food experts, entrepreneurs and investors
from around the globe who are interested to know about SAIF Zone.
The SAIF ZONE team was comprised of Wafa Balaswad, Jithin Varrier and Hind Al Qaseer.
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