Samer Alhaira, Zonecorp Vice President of Marketing and Communications
The Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) attended the Abu Dhabi & Mumbai Investment Forum as part of the Department of Economic Development (DED) delegation. Taking place on October 20, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, the event brought together key investors and decision makers from India and the UAE highlighting mutual partnership and investment opportunities.
ZonesCorp gave a presentation on the organization’s industrial zones and projects and briefed attendees on its diverse operations which cover steel, engineered metals, chemicals, and food and beverage industries. The presentation emphasized the exclusive facilities it provides to investors in terms of logistical requirements, infrastructure facilities, and top notch administrative and management services.
“The Abu Dhabi & Mumbai Investment Forum presents an important opportunity for prominent Indian and UAE-based entities and organizations to meet and learn about mutual growth and expansion opportunities. Offering state-of-the-art industrial facilities in one of the most strategic, growing cities in the world, ZonesCorp is able to offer Indian investors exclusive services within its different areas,” HE Mohamed Hasan Al Qamzi, CEO of ZonesCorp, said.
HE Al Qamzi added: “During the forum, we presented information about our current zones and future projects, reflecting our commitment to developing and managing fully integrated specialized zones that spur growth, industrial diversification and global competitiveness. We also highlighted the unique value proposition offered by ZonesCorp, in terms of providing low operational costs, immediate availability of industrial land, administrative efficiency and high quality worker residential cities.”
Zonecorp’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Samer Alhaira was also a member of a panel discussion alongside Oliver Cornock, Regional Editor in the Gulf region for Oxford Business Group, Khaled Salmeen, Executive Vice President, Industrial Zones, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and HE Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Aluminum (Emal). The panel highlighted the unique investment opportunities offered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and addressed the challenges and benefits that the city presents for Indian businesspeople.
Zonescorp develops industrial zones, and currently operates and manages 5 industrial cities in Abu Dhabi hosting over 600 industrial projects, 200 of which are fully operational. It is home to industrial factories in various sectors. ZonesCorp is currently expanding its zones, which will be covering an area of over 50 sq. km by 2020.
ZonesCorp enables investors to set up their operations in the shortest time possible allowing them to complete all licensing and registration procedures under one roof. It also offers some of the best worker accommodation solutions by operating 17 worker residential Cities hosting over 300,000 residents.