Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized its annual celebration to honour its employees, Expo Center Sharjah, Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Center - Tahkeem, sponsors and partners, as part of its strategy to support and motivate staff members as well acknowledge its partners’ efforts in supporting its projects and initiatives
This year’s event came under the slogan “Fifty Years of Giving” as it coincided with the Chamber’s Golden Jubilee celebration, with Sharjah emirate becoming an international business destination thanks to its ambition for a future of creativity, innovation, and a knowledge-based economy.
The ceremony was held at Expo Center and was attended by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, board members, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director General, HE Saif Muhammad Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Center, Ahmed Saleh Al-Ajlah, Director of the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Center, Merryam Saif Al Shamsi, Assistant Director General of the Chamber for the Support Services Sector, Abdulaziz Muhammad Shattaf, Assistant Director General of the Chamber for the Members Services Sector and Director of the Sharjah Export Development Center, and Jamal Saeed Buzanjal, Director of the Media Department and head of the organizing committee, as well as representatives of sponsors and members of staff.
The ceremony included a variety show with a documentary film showcaseing the milestones of success for Sharjah Chamber, Tahkeem, and Expo Center.
At the end of the ceremony HE Al Owais honored winner of the Employee of the Year Award, Muna Sultan Al Suwaidi for the Chamber, and Sandeep Polar, for Expo Center, and Marriam bin Haddah for Tahkeem, after which the Chamber's partners and sponsors were honored for their positive contributions, and those included: Mohammed Hilal Group, Nawras Hospitality, Al Rais Tours & Holidays, Sharjah Cooperative Society, Serma Company, Misbsar Public Relations and Media, and Al-Jouri Printing. Al Owais then honored long-experience staff Saif Abdullah Al Matrooshi, Khalil Muhammad Juma Al Mansouri, Maria Christine Ortia from Expo Center; staff members Aisha Saeed Al Muallem and Khalifa Juma Al Muhairi were honored for earning MBA degrees.
The ceremony also included honouring winners of the Chamber's Award for Outstanding Performance for 2019. Mira Al Bishir won the Outstanding Staff Award, and Hamda Al-Balushi won the Outstandiing Staff Award in a specialist field, while Nawal Abdul-Razzaq won the Outstanding Staff Award in supervision. The Outstanding Team Award went to the Organizing Committee of the GCC Human Resources and Labor Market Conference, and the Outstanding Department Award went to the Branches Department, and Khalil Muhammad Juma Al Mansouri, Director of the Branches Department, won the Outstanding Leader Award.
It is noteworthy that the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1970 and is one of the oldest chambers of commerce in the UAE. Since 1980 its services and activities have extended to all of the emirate’s cities through its 4 branches in Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Al Dhaid and the central region, and Dibba Al-Hisn, in addition to offices in the model industrial zone and in the headquarters of the Department of Economic Development in Sharjah, as well as in the free zones. Numerous institutions and specialist bodies are owned by or operate under Sharjah Chamber’s umbrella such as Expo Center, the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Center, Sharjah Export Development Center and other bodies that play an important role in promoting the emirate as an international business hub.
Sharjah Chamber’s headquarters was opened in 2008 and is one of the most beautiful buildings in the UAE, spanning over an area of 100 thousand square meters and a building that includes suites, administration departments, bespoke halls for different activities and conferences, in addition to the Permanent Exhibition of Local Industries.