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SCCI set to host ‘GCC HR & Labour Market Conference’


Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry is gearing up to organise the 6th edition of the GCC HR & Labour Market Executive Conference.

Under the theme ‘Gulf Labour Market in Light of the Growth of the Digital Economy’, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is gearing up to organise the 6th edition of the GCC HR & Labour Market Executive Conference which will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from October 14 – 15.

The conference is held under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and is regarded as the largest forum for the private sector in the region.

The GCC HR & Labor Market Executive Conference is organised by the SCCI in collaboration with the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Federation of GCC Chambers and Arab Labor Organisation.

Aiming to keep pace with the global transformations in the digital economy through mobilising capabilities and activities and fostering the joint Gulf cooperation, the conference will be discussing the challenges and opportunities for workforce localisation in Gulf countries and the future of leading projects in light of the digital economy environment.

The conference will also be focusing on reviewing the proper methods on how to harness the graduation projects of the academic institutions’ graduates and identifying means of bolstering the gulf employment from the knowledge economy markets.

Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The UAE experience in terms of empowering its human capital is much appreciated by the entire world, as it is striving to keep abreast with the accelerating world changes in all domains. Not only that, but the UAE is also keen on being one of the decision-makers of these changes.”

Al Owais underlined that the UAE has become at the forefront of the countries that invest in developing the infrastructure of the digital economy, thanks to the belief of our wise leadership in the importance of enhancing the role of the digital economy in the national economy system.

“In addition to underscoring the role of youth nationals in shaping the digital era of the Emirati economy, through their creativity in the digital world and technology fields. This has placed the UAE in the first place in the E-commerce and digital economy at the region level,” added Al Owais.

Maryam Saif Al Shamsi, Assistant General Director, Support Services Sector of the SCCI, said: “The GCC HR & labour Market Conference is one of the most important conferences in the gulf region, owing to its content, speakers, participants, and topics. The conference is also regarded as a leading platform to exchange the best experiences, local, regional and international practices, in addition to highlighting the issues related to the investment in gulf youth and tackling the most important challenges facing them and how to overcome these obstacles.”

Al Shamsi added: “This’s year theme is constituting a real exploration for the future of human resources in the digital economy sector. For that reason, the topics and titles of the conference sessions were carefully selected to get along with the reality of the gulf labour market.”

The conference will be witnessing the participation of an elite group of experts, with the attendance of representatives of ministries, educational institutions, government and private establishments concerned with the human resources development in the GCC.

Through the conference sessions, the participants will be having the chance to exchange views about the implementation of the best gulf practices and experiences in the development fields.

Also, the discussions will shed light on the impacts of human development and localization in the gulf labour market and the role of the private sector in training, qualification, and employment as part of the efforts exerted to strengthen partnership with the government sector in the GCC.

It may be mentioned that the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established by an Amiri decree issued in 1970 by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in order to effectively and vitally participate in the organisation of economic life and the prosperity of its trade, industry and professions sectors on all levels and in cooperation with the concerned establishments and bodies and local departments.

Thus, the chamber is keen to include in its membership all the companies and establishments practicing economic activity in the emirate whether it is trade, industries or professions. It has been obligatory for the chamber to follow the economic and civilisational development witnessed by United Arab Emirates a matter that naturally requires change on the different services and activities of the chamber. The law No (1) of the year 1980 organising the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry was issued too include the articles of association and the legal rules and provisions drawing the chamber’s ambitious objects and set the means for its achievement through administrative and executive body having positions according to responsibilities.


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