Freezex 2003 on course to establishing itself as a significant event in the region

Published December 2nd, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Freezex 2003, the First International Exhibition and Conference on Free Zones and Technology Parks, which is being organized by Al-Fajer Information & Services from January 12-15 at the Dubai International Exhibition Center, is on course to establishing itself as a significant economic event of the region.  


The main concept of Freezex 2003 is to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) into participating free and special economic zones (SEZs) and science and technology parks (STPs). The Conference will be a learning opportunity where free zone/SEZ/STP operators can learn how to develop, operate and market their free zones/SEZs/STPs more effectively.  


It will also be a networking opportunity where free zone/SEZ/STP operators can meet and do  

business with government officials, their counterparts from other their free zones/SEZs/STPs, investors, venture capitalists, planners, consultatnts, infra-structure builders, logistics & distribution companies, investment/industrial banks and insurance companies. 


The World Bank Group, WTO, UNCTAD, UN-ITC and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies have confirmed their participation. Barcelona Port, Port Authority of Trieste, Italy, Riga City Council, Latvia, Sokhna Port Development Company, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria and free zones/authorities from Mexico, Brazil, Croatia, Romania, Turkey and Egypt will also participate at the exhibition. 


The organisers have appointed a strong network of agents to market Freezex 2003 in South America, South Africa, Mediterranean Rim countries, Levant countries, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic countries, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Arabian Gulf countries, Iran, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Hong Kong SAR, China and Korea. Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai Airport Free  

Zone Authority, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing are also assisting the organizers in promoting the event worldwide. — (

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