Industrial Cooperation & Supply Chain Conference

Under the Patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi,
Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah


Tuesday - 22 November 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce - Auditorium

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Exploiting Industrial Co-operation and Supply Chain Opportunities to Boost Local Manufacturer's Sales and Capabilities

UAE and overseas Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are seeking to expand business with products offered by Sharjah and UAE industry while the latter are looking to become part of OEMs’ supply chain to enhance their capabilities and increase sales.

In working with both manufacturers and OEMs the Sharjah Export Development Center (SEDC) strives to maximize the opportunities of local manufacturers to benefit from increased local and international supply chain activities. Additionally, the SEDC wants to improve options for international OEMs to identify suitable supply chain partners.

The Event

22 November 2016, Tuesday , 9:00am to 3:00pm

Industrial Cooperation as the catalyst

Addressing the opportunities and challenges of utilizing industrial cooperation (IC) to enhance local manufacturers capabilities to enable to supply components and services to Tier 1, 2 or 3 UAE and international OEMs in the Defense, Aviation and Space industrial sectors.

Generating opportunities for growth

The Sharjah Export Development Center in partnership with O2K Ltd. is bringing together key stakeholders, including government bodies, OEMs, high-tech manufacturers and trade organizations from across the globe, to discuss how UAE manufacturers can form part of the global supply chain.

What to Expect

The Reception and Conference themes cover the following:

  • Sharjah and UAE export capabilities overview.
  • Manufacturing / Supply opportunities and capability gaps.
  • Identifying supply chain opportunities in the UAE.

Requirements for becoming an OEM`s Supplier

  • Quality
  • Financial
  • Labour Force
  • Environmental
  • Export Controls and Licensing
  • Certifications

Who Should Attend?

  • Sharjah and UAE Manufacturers
  • Aviation & Defense Companies / OEMs.
  • Government Agencies
  • Free zones and industrial zone management bodies
  • Business Development Managers, Export Sales Managers, Government officials and staff who deal with foreign direct investment and industrial cooperation (FDI / IC)
  • The Conference will also be very effective in raising awareness and generating business leads for professionals working in related functions such as Sales, Contracts, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

The Reception

The Evening Reception has been developed as a B2B event to create an environment where manufacturers and OEMs can get together and discuss areas of mutual interest.

It has been designed as an informal networking and information gathering event where representatives from all supply chain stakeholders, including government, public sector initiatives, local and international purchasers and professional services representatives from the private sector can get together to generate contacts and to present their capabilities, products and services.

The Conference

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), as the appointed representative to promote business within Sharjah, is committed to assisting its members in developing their resources, identifying new global markets and becoming globally competitive thereby increasing their export opportunities.

This conference on industrial cooperation and growing supply chains aims to explore how Sharjah and UAE based manufacturing businesses can become a supplier of products and services to major UAE and international OEMs.

The Agenda

The Reception and Conference will focus on addressing the opportunities and challenges of utilizing industrial cooperation to build local manufacturers capabilities to enable them to supply components and services to Tier 1, 2 or 3 UAE and international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) in the Defense, Aviation and Space industrial sectors.

The Reception & B2B Networking


An outstanding opportunity for UAE and international Tier 1 manufacturers to network with and meet Sharjah suppliers of components, assemblies and sub-assemblies on a one-to-one basis.

Our matchmaking Reception is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners, our B2B meeting planner allows you to see who will attend the Reception and allow you to schedule a 20 min meeting with them.

The process is straight forward, click on the link below, register on-line and submit your own company profile. In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential suppliers / OEMS. Remember, the better the quality of your profile the more meeting requests you will receive.

NOTE: Your B2B registration will only become visible once you have Registered as a Delegate for the Reception and Conference.

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The Conference
22 November 2016 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

1. Welcome Address

H.E. Abdullah Al Owais

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)

2. Keynote Speaker

H.E. Matar Al Romaithi

Chief Officer, Industrial Development Unit
Tawazun Economic Council

3. Keynote Presentations

Mr. Ismael Abdullah

Deputy CEO
Strata Manufacturing PJSC
Creating a UAE World-Class Tier 1 Manufacturer – Technology Cooperation Success Story

Mr. Stan Ramirez

Vice President, Industrial Cooperation
Lockheed Martin
The Role of the Defense / Aviation industry in facilitating local manufacturers to achieve the required levels of quality, governance and management to be globally competitive.

Ms. Courtney Foster

Supply Chain Solutions Manager
British Standards Institution
Evaluating Supply Chain Risk

4. Panel Discussions

  • Panel 1
    The opportunity and challenge of developing UAE and Sharjah manufacturers to enable them to supply to Tier 1 and 2 OEM’s, globally, via industrial cooperation opportunities.
  • Panel 2 OEM Supplier Requirements
    Discussion by Defense Industry Representatives on the process by which their suppliers are selected. 
  • Panel 3 UAE and the Northern Emirates – A Global Manufacturing Destination
    Discussion around the advantages, challenges and opportunities for investing in, and sourcing from UAE manufacturers. 

Why Support the Conference?

An opportunity to engage with key thought leaders in cutting edge technology and manufacturing

As a sponsor of this unique conference your company will actively engage with key stakeholders and thought leaders to discuss innovative ideas to develop the UAE supply chain capabilities.

The conference aims to address the following:

  • Identify the requirements to develop the UAE supply base for procurement opportunities.
  • Utilizing Industrial Cooperation Programs to develop the UAE's manufacturing and supply chain sectors including Research & Development, Education and High-Tech Manufacturing.
  • Launch an initial range of support products and services for both the OEMs and the manufacturing and supply chain sectors within the UAE.


Demonstrate your company’s commitment to engage with the UAE economy and its diverse and capable supplier base. Meet key political and economic influencers, key stakeholders and OEMs. Learn about new avenues for industrial cooperation and investment, local manufacturing and supply chain opportunities. Gain exposure for your organization through local and international media and electronic outlets.

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