The Western Region Development Council announces dates for the second Al Gharbia Development Forum
25/03/2014 3:01 pm EDT


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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, the Western Region Development Council (WRDC) has set the date for the second edition of the Al Gharbia Development Forum, which will be held on 20th May 2014 at the St Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

With preparations already underway, Al Gharbia, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, remains a key area for further development for the Leadership of Abu Dhabi and the Emirate’s long-term development and sustainability strategy.

The second Al Gharbia Development Forum aims to fuel investment in the area that will ultimately contribute to the region’s prosperity and economic growth by increasing productivity in key sectors of Al Gharbia such as Agriculture, Tourism and Infrastructure. In 2013, the forum featured top government stakeholders and over 400 attendees at the opening ceremony.

The forum will include senior decision makers representing the government, investors and private businesses and it will feature new developments, planned projects and those that are underway. The forum will open doors to new opportunities whereby, developers and investors will network and share best practices implemented not only on a local level but across the GCC.

Organised in cooperation with MEED Events, the forum presents a comprehensive review of the progress of development initiatives in Al Gharbia and welcomes all types of investors and developers interested in the region to attend.

On this occasion H.E Mohammad Hamad bin Azzan Al Mazrouei, Acting Undersecretary of the Ruler’s Representative Court in the Western Region and Director General of the Western Region Development Council (WRDC) said: “In line with the vision and continuous support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, as WRDC, we are proud to have initiated this forum. The success of last year’s event, thanks to our key stakeholders from the private and public sector, has highlighted Al Gharbia and it’s potential for investment on the world map and further emphasised the opportunities that lie within. The Forum provides a perfect platform for attendees to network and further establish strategic partnerships to exploit the opportunities that exist within this vast region. This year’s forum will again highlight the full potential of the region, the development updates and the opportunities available for potential investors and businesses. On behalf of WRDC, we look forward to seeing you there.”

The 2014 event is set to be even better than last year with a new format and agenda focusing on the region’s target sectors and unique insights for stakeholders, potential investors, businesses and entrepreneurs interested in finding our more about the region.

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